Lil’ Kim’s “Crush On You” + Beyoncé & Drake

Bid on this offering that boasts longevity and growing earnings from major artists like Lil’ Kim, Beyoncé, Notorious B.I.G., and Drake!


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Top Bid: Joe V

The Theoretical IRR is a formulaic guideline based on an extrapolation of the normalized, historical earnings trend of the catalog. The Theoretical IRR is not a guarantee of future performance. It should be used for comparison purposes only. Each catalog has its own risk factors and the Theoretical IRR is not based upon a specific analysis of this catalog. Click here to view the basis for all Theoretical IRR calculations.

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Starting Price: $14,000
Bidding Increment: $400
Closing Price: $27,200
End Date: Sep 03, 2019, 3:25 PM MDT
Dollar Age:

7.45 Years 

Last 12 Months' Royalties:


Investment Term: 10 years*
Distributors: ASCAP
Rights Included:

Public Performance 

Interests Included:

Songwriter (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution: (paid 30 days from receipt):

October 7, 2019

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: ASCAP


This listing features songwriter royalties from multi-Platinum, Grammy-winning performers Beyoncé, Drake, Lil’ Kim, and more. What’s also impressive about this offering is that three of the top-earning tracks have release dates from 1996 to 2011… and their earnings grew double-digits year-over-year!

The catalog’s foundation is “Crush On You” from Lil’ Kim’s classic 2X Platinum album Hard Core. Released in 1996, "Crush On You” performed well on Billboard charts and features fellow Junior M.A.F.I.A. members Lil' Cease & The Notorious B.I.G.

"Crush On You" brought in 54% of last year’s revenue and notably 23 years after its release the song experienced growth (up 32%). This increase is thanks to rising streaming royalties (from Apple Music and Spotify), steady radio income, along with live performances.

Also featured in this collection is Drake’s “8 Out Of 10” from his 2018 Grammy-nominated album Scorpion. The song accounts for 19% of last year’s income. Not to be overlooked is “Speechless” from Beyoncé’s 2003 Grammy-winning album Dangerously in Love. “Speechless” brought in 17% of revenue and earnings grew 52% year-over-year, as a result of the track's popularity on Apple Music.

Key Drivers

Dollar Age. This collection of songs has a Dollar Age of 7.45. In this case specifically, the Dollar Age demonstrates a diverse income mix between new(er) releases and more mature works.

The highest-earning track “Crush On You” was released in 1996 and impressively royalties have grown 32% year-over-year. Other top-earning songs have release dates from 2003 to 2018. The more mature songs can balance the volatility of newer releases, such as Drake’s “8 Out Of 10.” A catalog containing mature works is something worth noting as an investor. This can help sustain a catalog's earnings moving forward.

Featured Artists. The star power within this offering is quite an attractive feature. From Beyoncé, to Drake, and Lil’ Kim — these are multi-Platinum artists with proven track records of hits, mainstream appeal, and loyal fan bases.

Lil' Kim is rumored to be releasing a highly-anticipated new album (first in 14 years) sometime in 2019. While the new songs are not included in this auction, new releases can help boost an artist's back catalog. The release of new music draws discovery among first-time listeners and re-engages existing fans.

Beyoncé is a pop culture phenomenon with 22 Grammys to her name and touted as one of the best-selling music artists in history. Forbes magazine also ranked Beyoncé as the most powerful female in entertainment — twice!

Drake also holds a number of historic Billboard chart records including Most Simultaneously Charted Hot 100 Titles, Most Top 10 Hot 100 Debuts in a Week, Most Hot 100 Top 10s Among Solo Males and many more. Click here to view the full list.

About the Royalty Distributor

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is one of four United States performing rights organizations, along with BMI, 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 ASCAP’s distribution schedule, click here.

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