Kanye West's 4x Platinum "All Of The Lights"

This single song auction features the Grammy-winning hit "All Of The Lights."


closing price

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Top Bid: Brian B

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: $15,700
Bidding Increment: $500
Closing Price: $27,700
End Date: May 01, 2018, 3:13 PM MDT
Investment Term: 10 years*
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $3,837
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: June 2018
Buyer Fees: None

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


Up for auction are the songwriter royalties derived from the fourth and final single from Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy– “All Of The Lights.” In the last 12 months, “All Of The Lights" collected $3,837.

Released in 2010, this quadruple-Platinum track “All Of The Lights” received worldwide recognition for its impressive production value and lengthy list of collaborators. Featured background singers include Alicia Keys, John Legend, Fergie, Rihanna, Elton John and more.

The track debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 92 eventually reaching its peak at No. 59. In 2012, the track was nominated for three Grammys, Song of the Year, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, winning the latter two awards.

Key Drivers

Streaming. This track collects from a variety of streaming platforms ranging from Spotify and Pandora to Sirius XM. Currently, the track “All Of The Lights” claims over 173 million streams on Spotify, and Kanye West is listed as 46th in the world for Spotify subscribers with nearly 25 million monthly listeners. Activity on the artist’s Spotify account drives listeners to both tracks.

The track “All Of The Lights” collects from YouTube as well. The widely popular music video for the track currently has over 185 million views on the platform. It’s worth noting as well that historically, this track has collected nearly $15,000 from radio plays. Radio plays account for nearly 40% of this catalog’s historic earnings.

TV/Film. This track earns from placements in the recognizable TV series “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and more. Royalties are collected anytime these tracks are featured in a series.

Live Performance. Anytime the track “All Of The Lights” is performed during a Kanye West live show, you earn royalties. The track has been featured in Kanye’s set list through a variety of tours, including its live performance in his most recent tour, Saint Pablo.

Kanye West has been touring following each album release since 2005. He is set to release a new album on June 1st, 2018 featuring artists ranging from Nas to Kid Cudi. Most likely, this album release will be followed by a world tour.

What is being sold?

10 years of royalty payments derived from 100% of the seller's interest in the songwriter's share of public performance royalties attributable to the musical composition "All Of The Lights" (BMI Work ID: 12426989).

How does this asset make money?

Every time "All Of The Lights" is played on the Apple, Spotify, Pandora, or any other type of public performance, you earn royalties. BMI makes payments quarterly and the first distribution you will receive is June 2018.

Unless the buyer opts out of the opportunity, this listing will automatically be relisted as a "Buy It Now" sale at a premium over the closing price. The relisted asset will remain live until it is purchased, or until its first royalty distribution. This gives the winning bidder the chance to earn an immediate return on the asset while awaiting the first royalty payment.

What rights are included?

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

About the Royalty Distributor

BMI represents more than 10.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 700,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. BMI supports businesses and organizations that play music publicly by offering blanket music licenses that permit them to play more than 10.5 million musical works.

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