Kygo’s Platinum Hit “Stole The Show”

Collect public performance income from the global smash single “Stole The Show” performed by DJ Kygo featuring vocalist Parson James.


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Top Bid: Noel A

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Starting Price: $150,000
Bidding Increment: $4,000
Closing Price: $150,000
End Date: Jan 10, 2020, 3:00 PM MST
Dollar Age:

3.98 Years

Last 12 Months' Royalties: $43,828
Investment Term: 10 years*
Distributors: BMI
Rights Included:

Public Performance 

Interests Included:

Songwriter (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution (paid 30 days from receipt):

January 17, 2020

Distribution Frequency: Quarterly
Buyer Fees:

1% of closing price or $500 (whichever is greater)

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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


Up for bid are royalties generated the smash single “Stole The Show” from world-renowned DJ Kygo and American artist Parson James.

Released in 2015, “Stole The Show” was a global hit and is one of Kygo’s biggest commercial singles to date. The track charted in 25 separate countries, peaking at No. 33 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40, and was Gold-certified or better in 15 countries, including Platinum in the United States. “Stole The Show” has a staggering 648+ million spins on Spotify, while the video has nearly 327 million views on YouTube. 

The song’s global success led to  90% of last year’s earnings coming from abroad. The song has collected royalties from 60 countries to date, with Germany, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and France as leading contributors. “Stole The Show” also appears in various TV programs, which generates a public performance royalty. Most recently the single was used in episodes of America’s Got Talent, World of Dance, and in Season 12 of Grey’s Anatomy (episode titled “Trigger Happy”). 

This offering also features a solo version of “Stole The Show” performed by Parson James. The version was included in his 2015 EP, The Temple.

Key Drivers

Featured Artist. Kygo is one of the most-hyped electronic artists in the industry and has a massive global following. Today, he has over 32 million Spotify listeners per month, making him the 45th most-listened-to artist in the world. Kygo has a few U.S. shows on the books through January 2020, as well as a festival appearance in Europe this summer. Tours give artists the chance to solidify their current fan base and expand their reach to new listeners.

TV/Film Placements. This catalog benefits from placements in TV/Film, such as America’s Got Talent, World of Dance, and Grey’s Anatomy. Every time an episode or commercial uses "Stole The Show" and airs on TV or is streamed on-demand, a public performance royalty is generated. As the winner of this auction, you'll collect the performance royalties for song's use in TV/Film for the next ten years. 

International Earnings. The majority of this catalog’s earnings come from abroad — at 90% of last year’s income. International royalty distribution can lag behind domestic payments and arrive with limited detail. These international earnings include income from radio, streaming platforms, and TV/Film. As the winner of this auction, you’ll be entitled to any past performance royalties paid by BMI, regardless of when they were earned.

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.

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