International Royalties: Frank Ocean, Bibi Bourelly & More

This collection features international earnings from huge names in pop, hip-hop, and R&B including Grammy-winner Frank Ocean, international-vocalist Bibi Bourelly, and more.

$7,700

closing price

Auction Closed

Top Bid: Jason K

Historic royalty income is no indication of future royalty income. Future royalty income is dependent upon future sales and licensing revenue generated by the sound recordings or compositions associated with this listing.

Starting Price: $3,500
Bidding Increment: $150
Closing Price: $7,700
End Date: Feb 04, 2019, 3:21 PM MST
Last 12 Months' Royalties:

$1,512

Investment Term: 10 years*
Distributors: ASCAP, SESAC
Rights Included:

Public Performance

Interests Included:

Songwriter (International Only)

Track List:

ASCAP, SESAC

First Distribution:

ASCAP: February 11, 2019, SESAC: March 31, 2019

Distribution Frequency: Quarterly
Buyer Fees:

$500

* Please see the FAQ tab for more information on the 10-year investment term.

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What rights are included?

  Musical Composition Sound Recording
Copyrights included? No
Rights:
Mechanical
Public Performance
Sync
Sales
Non-Interactive Streaming
Sync
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, SESAC

Description

Up for auction is a unique collection featuring international earnings from some of the biggest names in the game, including Frank Ocean, Justin Bieber and more. This collection has solidified roots overseas with the top-earning track “Ballin’” featuring German-American vocalist Bibi Bourelly. It contributes to over 20% of earnings in the last 12 months and appeared on Billboard’s Emerging Artist Chart in late 2016.

Another top-earning track is Frank Ocean’s second hit single “Swim Good” from his 2011 mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra. The track itself contributes to 35% of this catalog’s earnings in the last 12 months. This auction also features an additional Frank Ocean track, “Bad Religion” from the Grammy-winning album channel ORANGE.

Rounding out the top five earning tracks for this collection are “If You Reppin’” and “Gettin’ Money’ from Hunnit and Tay Natti, respectively. The songs contribute to 10% of earnings in the last 12 months. The track “Smoove Knock” contributes to 26% of royalties paid in the same period – made up of international “Commercial Radio Jingles” payments. Though it is not expected that these earnings will repeat, it’s important to note that this track does not make up a substantial amount of all time earnings for this collection.

Lastly, the star power in this collection is certainly worth noting as this listing includes huge names in pop. Most notably, this auction includes multiple Justin Bieber works, from his first EP My World and sequel album My World 2.0. Additional contributions include J.Lo’s “Hold It, Don’t Drop It” and John Legend’s “Quickly.”

Key Drivers

International. This catalog’s earnings come from abroad. As the winner of this auction, you’ll be entitled to any past performance royalties paid by either ASCAP or SESAC, regardless of when they were earned. It is important to note that international earnings can often be reported to distributors with limited detail. These international earnings often include income from radio, streaming platforms, and TV/Film.

Longevity. Several of the songs were released nearly 8 years ago and they are still earning. This demonstrates the longevity and impact the songs and artists have on today’s listeners. Industrywide, "Deep Catalog" titles (those released more than three years ago) accounted for 55% of all album sales in 2018, up from 51% in 2017

This collection of songs aligns with this trend. Though the highest-earning track “Ballin” was released in 2016, “Swim Good” was released in 2011. This provides a diverse income mix between new(er) releases and more mature works. A catalog containing more mature works is certainly something worth noting as an investor.

Note on PRO Distribution

International earnings from this catalog are paid to the writer by both ASCAP and SESAC. The writer for this collection resigned from ASCAP in early 2016 and most international performing rights organizations route payments for these works to SESAC. As the winning investor, you will be entitled to any past performance royalties paid by either distributor.

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.

SESAC is one of four United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP, BMI & 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 SESAC’s distribution schedule, click here.

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