Long Standing, Popular Christian Music

Earn publishing royalties for a catalog of contemporary Christian, gospel, and worship music. Many of the songs have earned for more than 30 years and remain popular all over the world.


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Top Bid: Michael A

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: $15,000
Bidding Increment: $500
Closing Price: $45,500
End Date: May 16, 2017, 3:08 PM MDT
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $4,358
Royalty Type: Publishing
First Payment: August 2017
Fees: None


This catalog features royalties from some of Christian music's most impactful songs. Some of these songs have earned royalties for more than 30 years. Royalty sources span from worship music printed in hymnals, to southern gospel staples, and even a song that was former boxing champion Evander Holyfield's entrance music.

Up for auction is a share of publishing royalties for songs written by John Chisum. John is one of Christian music's most influential songwriters and worship leaders. His music is featured in hundreds of recordings and thousands of live performances, impacting millions of worshipers all over the world. In the last 12 months, the catalog has earned $4,358.

As the owner of the publishing royalties, you'll earn for performances, mechanicals, and TV and film synchronization. This catalog is also unique because there are significant earnings from print licensing. That's because the top earning song for this catalog, 1994's “O Mighty Cross,” is already used in widely distributed hymnals and song books.

The second-highest earner is “Can He, Could He, Would He,” written in 1984. It has become a standard in the southern gospel genre and has been earning royalties for more than 30 years. The third-highest earning song is “Our Heart,” a song that has been earning since 1994. It has become one of the top missions songs in Christian music. You can see videos for the top three songs in the "Media" tab.

Bid now to own royalty payments for a catalog with a proven, consistent track record and worldwide appeal.

Key Drivers

  1. Longevity. Songs in this catalog have earned for more than 30 years. The top three songs from 2012-2016 have all been earning for at least 20 years. This indicates a stability and consistency that is driven by the impact these songs have on the Christian music genre and on the countless lives that they have touched.
  2. Worldwide popularity. Not only have songs in this catalog become standards in the U.S., but many of the songs have gained notoriety all over the world. In fact, royalty earnings for this catalog come from countries on six of the seven continents.

What is being sold?

100% of the seller's share of publishing royalties for a catalog of contemporary Christian, gospel, and worship music. Earnings include public performance, mechanical, sync, and print royalties. Royalties are collected worldwide through distribution by Capitol CMG and Integrity Music. Each pays royalties on a quarterly basis and the winning bidder's first payment will be made in August 2017.

How does this asset make money?

Every time one of these songs is streamed online or played on YouTube, you'll earn royalties. Every time one of these songs is recorded by another artist or included on a compilation album, you'll earn royalties. Every time one of these songs is used in a video, TV show or movie, you'll earn royalties. And, every time the sheet music for one of these songs is included in a hymnal or song book, you'll earn royalties.

What rights are included?

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

About the Royalty Distributors

Capitol CMG Publishing represents more than 100,000 songs, hundreds of copyright catalogs, and some of Christian music's top songwriters. The publishing division has received multiple Christian Music Publisher of the Year honors from Billboard Magazine, ASCAP and BMI.

Integrity Music is a recording and publishing label who distributes music in over 200 countries and translated in numerous languages. Integrity is a part of David C Cook, a nonprofit publisher and distributor of Christian-based resources.


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