Music From Popular Children’s TV Series

Invest in these royalties generated by music featured in several children’s TV series -- most notably PBS's Emmy-nominated, Sid the Science Kid.


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Top Bid: Joseph D

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: $18,000
Bidding Increment: $500
Closing Price: $22,000
End Date: Apr 23, 2018, 3:04 PM MDT
Investment Term: 10 years*
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $5,397
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: May 2018
Buyer Fees: None

*Please see the FAQ tab for more information on the 10-year investment term.


Earn public performance royalties produced by a catalog of music from popular children’s educational TV series. In the last 12 months, this collection of songs earned $5,397.

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

The Emmy-nominated PBS children’s series Sid the Science Kid is the highest-earning source for the catalog. Music used in the show accounts for 68% of the last year's earnings and 80% of historic income. The catalog features the titles “I’m Looking For My Friends” and “My Mom Is Cool,” which appear in each episode of the series.

Sid the Science Kid was created and produced by The Jim Henson Company in 2008. It’s an animated series that uses comedy and music to promote learning among preschoolers. The series boasts 68 episodes in total, along with a full-length movie from 2013. Sid the Science Kid is still airing on PBS on weekend mornings.

This catalog also features music from other children’s TV series: Nickelodeon’s Ni Hao, Kai-Lan and Mutt and Stuff, along with Disney Junior’s Henry Hugglemonster.

Key Drivers

Type of Music. The biggest draw to this catalog is the fact that its music is custom-created for these TV shows. Some of the songs included have “featured” performances – meaning they are the principal focus for the audience. For example, the title “I’m Looking For My Friends”  is performed for over one minute during every episode of the series. This means it garners more lucrative payouts. Check out the "Media" tab to listen to a few of the songs.

Longevity. Sid the Science Kid concluded its run in 2012 and is no longer producing new episodes. However, Sid the Science Kid continues to air on PBS today. This speaks to the popularity of PBS series, as it remains relevant to young children and their parents. In fact, multiple episodes are scheduled to air this weekend!

What is being sold?

10 years of payments derived from 100% of the seller's interest in the songwriter's share of public performance royalties attributable to the seller's catalog of musical works. See the “Financials” tab for a full track list.

How does this asset make money?

Every time a network airs a television show that uses any of the songs in this catalog, a public performance royalty is generated. This means every time Sid the Science Kid or any other show, uses music from this catalog and airs on television, you will earn money.

Royalty Exchange will administer quarterly payments from ASCAP. The next ASCAP distribution will be in May 2018, disbursed to you by Royalty Exchange in June 2018.

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

About the Royalty Distributor

ASCAP is the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. It is a membership association of more than 575,000 composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP also represents music creators worldwide through agreements with affiliated international societies.

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