Juliana O’Neal: Decade-Old Latin Hit “Estupido”

Collect Life of Rights royalties on the 2010 Latin pop hit “Estupido” from Juliana O’Neal.


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Top Bid: Joseph K

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Starting Price: $22,000
Bidding Increment: $400
Closing Price: $27,200
End Date: Nov 13, 2019, 3:03 PM MST
Dollar Age:

9.58 Years

Last 12 Months' Royalties: $3,764
Investment Term:

At Least 25 Years (See Note Below)

Distributors: BMI
Rights Included:

Public Performance

Interests Included:

Publisher (U.S Only)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution (paid 30 days from receipt):

January 17, 2020

Distribution Frequency: Quarterly
Buyer Fees:


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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: BMI


Released in 2010, this near-decade old Latin pop hit continues to drive consistent earnings nearly 10 years after its initial release.

This streaming-driven catalog is built on the success of the Dominican-Pop artist, Juliana O’Neal hit “Estupido.” O’Neal alone boasts a large following on streaming-platforms YouTube, Pandora, and Spotify, with nearly 15,000 monthly subscribers on the latter. To date, earnings from YouTube make up 61% of historic revenue for this decade-old collection. In fact, “Estupido,” claims over 2.9 million spins on YouTube alone.

A unique feature of this collection is its impressive consistency and the last 12 months, radio earnings for this collection are on the rise! In 2018, radio earnings saw a resurgence, demonstrating the track “Estupido”’s continued relevancy nearly a decade after its release.

Key Drivers

Dollar Age. This catalog has a Dollar Age of approximately 9.58 years. As the royalties earned in the last 12 months came from “Estupido,” this collection has earned royalties for more than – 9 years. A high Dollar Age like this suggests stability and longevity.

“Estupido" was released in 2010 and royalties continue to remain consistent nearly a decade later. A catalog containing mature works with consistent (and even growing earnings) is something worth noting as an investor. This can help sustain a catalog's earnings moving forward.

Latin/Pop. According to the BuzzAngle 2018 Music Report, pop titles were the second-most streamed songs last year, representing 19.3% of all streams, up from 15.6% in 2017. Streaming accounts for 87% of this pop catalog's earnings last year — and its income is impressively consistent over the prior year — showing a 4% variation over the previous four quarters. Consistency in a collection of this age is certainly something worth noting as an investor.

Radio. Radio is the second-largest source of revenue for this catalog, accounting for nearly a quarter of historic royalties. Although radio royalties are still being generated, they could eventually level off. What’s interesting is, nearly a decade after it’s release, “Estupido” experienced a radio resurgence in the last year, and radio as a source is now on the rise! Typically, songs that experience significant radio play can often build a foundation for other types of income, like streaming. A resurgence like this indicates continued relevancy.

About the Royalty Distributor

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is one of four United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP, 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 BMI’s distribution schedule, click here.


The investment term is “at least 25 years” because U.S. copyright law gives artists and songwriters the right to terminate a copyright assignment after 35 years. The songwriter of this catalog may have the right to terminate the original copyright assignment, which occurred in 2010, beginning in 2045 (35 years from 2010).  Click here to learn more about copyright termination

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