Music Featured in Popular Nickelodeon Shows

Earn royalties from a catalog of music custom-produced for the Nickelodeon teen sitcoms Victorious, iCarly, and Sam & Cat.

$97,500

closing price

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Top Bid: Conglomerate M

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: $70,000
Bidding Increment: $2,500
Closing Price: $97,500
End Date: Jan 02, 2018, 3:06 PM MST
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
75% of Last 12 Months' Royalties: $23,966
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: March 2018
Buyer Fees: None

Description

Here we have a catalog containing custom-produced music featured in Nickelodeon programming. This collection of songs has prominent placements in the popular teen sitcoms Victorious, iCarly, and Sam & Cat. In the last 12 months, this asset earned $23,966 in royalties.

This catalog is slightly different from a traditional production music asset. Many of these songs were created specially for these TV series, and are highlighted prominently within the programming. As a result, these tracks receive more lucrative payouts for their “featured” and lengthier presence.

The three Nickelodeon series — Victorious, iCarly, and Sam & Cat — account for 87% of this catalog's historic earnings, with Victorious bringing in the majority at 59%. The premise for Victorious revolves around an aspiring singer who attends a performing arts high school. Not surprisingly, the show contains numerous songs in every episode. Victorious features 19 songs from this catalog across upwards of 9 separate episodes. After four seasons and two Emmy nominations, the show now airs regularly on Teen Nick.

The series Sam & Cat and iCarly together bring in 26% of the catalog's earnings. Interestingly, Sam & Cat is a crossover/sequel of both Victorious and iCarly, and launched the career of pop star Ariana Grande. Both series air reruns as well on Teen Nick. Finally, the catalog also contains music placed in other TV series such as the comedy special Kevin Hart: Laugh At My Pain and reality TV programs Apres Ski, Tough Love, and Timber Creek Lodge, among others.

Key Drivers

Type of Music. The biggest draw to this catalog is the fact that its music is custom-created for longer and featured placements among the Nickelodeon shows. The average performance duration of the songs in this catalog is over one minute and this means that they receive higher payouts. Check out the "Media" tab to listen to a few of the tracks. 

Longevity. All three of these Nickelodeon series have been cancelled for quite some time. Victorious as well as Sam & Cat aired their final episodes in 2014 and iCarly, in wrapped its last episode in 2012. What is exciting is that all three shows continue to air on the network Teen Nick and even do so in primetime. This speaks to the popularity of Nickelodeon's series, as they are still in high demand by young adult viewers and children. In fact, all three shows have episodes scheduled to air tonight, tomorrow, through the weekend and beyond.

What is being sold?

75% of seller's interest in the songwriter's and publisher's shares of public performance royalties attributable to select songs seller's catalog of musical work. See the “Financials” tab for a full track list.

How does this asset make money?

Every time a network airs a TV show or commercial that uses any of the songs in this catalog, a public performance royalty is generated. This means every time Victorious or any other show, uses music from this catalog and airs on TV, you will earn money. SESAC makes payments quarterly and the first distribution you will receive is in March 2018.

What rights are included?

  Musical Composition Sound Recording
Copyrights included? No
Rights:
Mechanical
Public Performance
Sync
Sales
Non-Interactive Streaming
Sync
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: SESAC

About the Royalty Distributor

Since being established in 1930, SESAC Performing Rights has become the nation’s most innovative PRO. In a strategic move to become the United States’ only Music Rights Organization, SESAC has now acquired Rumblefish, a leader in micro-licensing, and the Harry Fox Agency (HFA), the leading U.S. mechanical rights organization. SESAC currently licenses the public performances of more than 400,000 songs on behalf of its 30,000 affiliated songwriters, composers and music publishers.

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