Music Featured in Hollywood Blockbusters

Collect songwriter royalties from music featured in popular comedy films like There's Something About Mary, Three Stooges, Dumb and Dumber, and more.


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Top Bid: Todd E

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: $130,000
Bidding Increment: $2,500
Closing Price: $152,500
End Date: Dec 09, 2016, 3:00 PM MST
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $33,668
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: January 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.


This auction includes featured music from hit comedy films that still continue to air, almost 20 years after their release. Songs in this catalog have been featured in favorites like There's Something About Mary, Three Stooges, and Dumb and Dumber and also have been included in more recent films like Dumb and Dumber To and Human Voice starring Sophia Loren. Royalties for this catalog have averaged $29,749 per year in the last four years ($33,668 in the past 12 months). The lasting popularity and continued airing of these classic movies along with newer titles make this catalog a premium royalty asset.

For example, in the first quarter of this year, movies featuring songs from this catalog aired on networks like HBO, Fox, and Comedy Central, to name a few. In fact, you can catch Dumb and Dumber on HBO2 on Wednesday, December 7, and There's Something About Mary on STARZ on Monday, December 12. You'll get the royalties for these showings and every other showing for the remainder of the copyright in these songs. This catalog also receives royalties from formats like Netflix and Amazon on Demand. The Heartbreak Kid, which includes music from this catalog, has been a featured film on Netflix since November 1st.

Bid now to own the royalties for songs from these movies, and be sure to check out the raw financial data for more details on all of the popular films that use songs from this catalog.

What is being sold?

Up for auction is 100% of the seller's interest in the songwriter's share of public performance royalties generated by a selection of musical works in seller's catalog of songs administered by BMI. See the “Financials” tab for a full track list.

How does this asset make money?

If a network airs a TV show or a film that uses any of the songs in this catalog, or if that TV show or film is streamed online, a public performance royalty is generated. Also, any time a song in this catalog is played on the radio, Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, or in any other type of public performance, you earn royalties. BMI will distribute the royalties to the winner of this auction on a quarterly basis, beginning in January 2017. More detailed information can be found in the Financials tab.

What rights are included?

  Musical Composition Sound Recording
Copyrights included? No
Public Performance
Non-Interactive Streaming
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

About the Seller

Billy Goodrum launched his career in film music by writing a song for the breakout comedy Dumb & Dumber (1995). This was the beginning of his relationship with Peter and Bobby Farrelly who use Billy’s music consistently in their films including There’s Something About Mary (1998), The Heartbreak Kid (2007) and The Three Stooges (2012). Billy made his first on- screen appearance in Dumb & Dumber To in addition to writing several songs for the sequel released in 2014. In his career as a composer and recording artist Goodrum has worked with 20th Century Fox, New Line Cinema, Warner Brothers, MGM, Dreamworks, Paramount, A&M Records, Elektra Records and Universal Records among others.

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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