International Pop and Hip-Hop

Driven by international earnings, this listing features a variety of pop and hip-hop artists from Brandy to Timbaland to Flo Rida and more.


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Top Bid: Nicholas R

The Theoretical IRR is a formulaic guideline based on an extrapolation of the normalized, historical earnings trend of the catalog. The Theoretical IRR is not a guarantee of future performance. It should be used for comparison purposes only. Each catalog has its own risk factors and the Theoretical IRR is not based upon a specific analysis of this catalog. Click here to view the basis for all Theoretical IRR calculations.

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Starting Price: $5,300
Bidding Increment: $200
Closing Price: $7,900
End Date: Oct 15, 2018, 1:00 PM MDT
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $1,730
Investment Term: 10 years*
Distributors: ASCAP
Rights Included:

Public Performance

Interests Included:

Songwriter (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution: November 13, 2018
Distribution Frequency: Quarterly


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What rights are included?

  Musical Composition Sound Recording
Copyrights included? No
Public Performance
Sources: Internet Streaming, AM/FM & Satellite Radio, TV/Film/Commercial Performances, etc. Internet Streaming, Satellite Radio, Digital Downloads, CD Sales, TV/Film/Commercial Placements & Performances, Samples, etc.
Distributors: ASCAP


Bid now for your chance to earn from a collection of diverse pop, hip-hop, and R&B artists with strong worldwide roots. This catalog collects predominantly from international sources including Brazil, Canada, Germany and more.

The 2012 Timbaland and Ne-Yo track “Hands In The Air” is this catalog’s highest-earning song. Following its release, the song appeared in the fourth installment of the multi-million dollar dance/drama Step Up franchise —Step Up Revolution. Historically, this work contributes to over 60% of earnings.

Also notable is the track “Me Myself & I” which contributed to just over 20% of this catalog’s earnings in the last 12 months. Debuting on the eleventh Boyz II Men album Collide in 2014, the album peaked at No. 6 on Billboard’s US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. On Spotify alone, Boyz II Men claim an impressive 3 million monthly listeners.

Finally, this listing features former Brazilian boy-band P9’s hit single, “My Favorite Girl.” Earning since its 2013 release, the track appeared in the popular Brazilian telenovela Salve Jorge. In the last 12 months, this work contributes to over 29% in earnings.

Key Drivers

International. The majority of this catalog’s earnings—87%—come from abroad. Although international royalty distribution can lag behind domestic payments and arrive with limited detail, as the winner of this auction you’ll be entitled to any past performance royalties paid by ASCAP, regardless of when they were earned.

TV/Film. This catalog benefits from placements in TV/Film, contributing to over 10% of this catalog's historic earnings. The track “Hands In The Air” earns from a placement in Step Up Revolution. Every time Step Up Revolution plays on TV, a royalty is generated for “Hands In The Air.” As the winner of this auction, you'll collect the performance royalties for any of the songs' use in TV/Film.

About the Royalty Distributor

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is one of four United States performing rights organizations, along with BMI, SESAC & Global Music Rights. It collects license fees from music users on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. For more information on ASCAP’s distribution schedule, click here.

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