Latin Pop Catalog: Featuring Henry Santos

Invest in this Latin catalog, with pop songs performed by former member of Aventura, Henry Santos.


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Top Bid: Steve C


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: $12,000
Bidding Increment: $500
Closing Price: $19,000
End Date: Apr 21, 2017, 2:03 PM MDT
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $3,849
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: June 2017
Fees: $500 BMI Payee Account Fee*

*BMI charges a one-time fee of $500 to open a new payee account, which will be debited from the payee's first royalty distribution. Once opened, multiple royalty streams can be routed to the buyer's payee account. If you already have a BMI payee account, there is no fee.


Collect royalties from a Latin pop catalog featuring works from popular international artist Henry Santos. Santos is a Dominican American artist and former member of the bachata supergroup, Aventura. As a group, Aventura had 10 straight Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs singles chart. After nine albums, the group split in 2011, and Santos began his solo career. Two songs from his third studio album Henry The Third (Deluxe) are featured in this catalog. Over the past 12 months, this asset has produced $3,849.

Santos' “Y Eres Tan Bella” accounts for 76% of the catalog's total earnings. Released in 2015, “Y Eres Tan Bella” produced solid radio royalties during the final quarter of 2015 and first quarter of 2016. The song also reached No. 23 on the Billboard Tropical Songs charts. Although radio royalties tend to level off after the initial spike following release, digital earnings can provide a nice offset. “Y Eres Tan Bella” currently ranks in Santos' top five played songs on Spotify, with over 1.5 million streams.

“Quedate” further contributes to the royalty stream, also from Henry The Third (Deluxe). With just three quarters of earnings to date, over 50% of the song's income comes from terrestrial radio. Officially released in September 2016, the song peaked at No. 22 Billboard Tropical Songs charts.

Both “Y Eres Tan Bella” and “Quedate” were re-released on Santos' live album, The Live Album Sólo Éxitos in February 2017. This provides yet another avenue for new fans to hear the songs and expand his current fan base.

Other titles to take note of are “Princesita” performed by Karlos Rose, a young rising bachata artist with Universal Latin. As well as, “Déjenme Solo” featuring Luis Vargas, one of the Dominican Republic's most popular bachata musicians.

Key Drivers

Radio is a powerful launchpad for new music. Songs with airplay often build a foundation of streaming and other types of income once the radio activity winds down. With this catalog in particular, it's important to note that 66% of the royalty stream has come from radio.

Furthermore, a 2016 Nielsen report notes that Hispanic American adults are avid radio listeners, with 97% listening to the radio each week. And since 2011, the weekly national Hispanic radio audience has grown 11% (from 36.5 million to 40.4 million). Since the catalog consists predominantly of Spanish language songs that enjoy significant radio presence, this makes for a larger potential audience.

What is being sold?

100% of the seller's interest in the songwriter's share of public performance royalties attributable to the seller's catalog of musical works administered by BMI. See the “Documents” tab for a full track list.

How does this asset make money?

Every time “Y Eres Tan Bella” or any song in this catalog is played on the radio, or any other type of public performance, you earn royalties. BMI makes payments quarterly and the first distribution you will receive is June 2017.

What rights are included?

  Musical Composition Sound Recording
Copyright included: No
Royalty 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.
Distributed by: 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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