Justin Moore's #1 Hit “Small Town USA”

Collect songwriter royalties from Justin Moore's #1 Hit Country Song “Small Town USA”


closing price

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Top Bid: Greg L

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: $10,000
Bidding Increment: $500
Closing Price: $24,500
End Date: Feb 03, 2017, 3:00 PM MST
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $3,783
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: February 2017
Fees: $75 ASCAP Assignment Fee


Up for auction is the #1 hit country song “Small Town USA” by Justin Moore. This song continues to earn radio play royalties more than 7 years after it's release, making up 62% of the catalog's income. In the last 12 months, this song earned $3,783 in royalties.

“Small Town USA” was released in 2009 as the second single of Moore's career. The song became his first number one hit, reaching the top of the Billboard US Hot Country Songs chart. "Small Town USA" also has fared well as a crossover hit, peaking at number 44 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Today, the song has over 10 million YouTube views and the number of views has been increasing since 2015. This YouTube trend suggests Justin Moore's popularity continues to increase as he establishes himself as a star in country music. In August of 2016, he released his most recent album, Kinda Don't Care, which topped the country albums chart and debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200.

Moore is actively touring, with over 20 tour dates planned through July of this year. This is important because the royalties available in the auction are for public performance, so every time Moore performs “Small Town USA” at a concert, you earn a royalty. Additionally, tours and album releases are great ways for an artist to gain popularity, expand their fan base, and expose their fans to all of their songs and albums.

What is being sold?

100% of Seller's interest the songwriter's share of public performance royalties attributable to the musical work "Small Town USA" by Justin Moore.

How does this asset make money?

Every time “Small Town USA” is played on iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, or any other type of public performance, you earn royalties. ASCAP makes payments quarterly and the next ASCAP distribution is February 2017.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Possession of the songwriter’s portion of this asset must be taken via a trust, which is required due to ASCAP’s assignment policy. Please see the Post-Auction Process tab for further information.

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

About the Royalty Distributor

ASCAP is the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), a membership association of more than 575,000 composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music. Through agreements with affiliated international societies, ASCAP also represents hundreds of thousands of music creators worldwide.


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