Music From Reality TV Series & Sportscasts

Earn public performance royalties from popular reality TV shows Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Bad Girls Club, MLB and NHL programming, and more.


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Top Bid: Mark U

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: $4,100
Bidding Increment: $150
Closing Price: $12,500
End Date: Mar 21, 2018, 3:26 PM MDT
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $1,563
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: June 2018
Buyer 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.


Bid on songwriter royalties from a catalog of music used in popular reality television shows and sportscasts. This collection features traditional production music cues as well as songs from an artist album. In the last 12 months, this asset earned $1,563.

Production music is a vital part of the TV and radio industry. In fact, the Production Music Association’s Joe Saba called it a “$1 billion global industry hidden in plain sight.” Right now, demand for this type of music is at an all-time high.

The top-earning placement this music received is in E!'s long-running reality TV series Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Music placed throughout the series accounts for 31% of historic income. Collectively, the catalog contains five tracks used across 12 separate episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Music from this catalog was also placed in five episodes of the series' spinoff Life of Kylie. 

The single highest-earning cue in the collection is the title “Shallow End,” which is featured in Keeping Up With The Kardashians, VICE’s music TV series Noisey, along with various MLB and NHL broadcasts. E!, Fox Sports, In Demand Sports, and MTV are the top-earning networks that this catalog earns from. 

This collection of music contains varied genres, ranging from pop to electronic dance music (EDM), to indie hip-hop. It again boasts traditional production music cues (short lengths used for background and transition music), along with songs from an artist-released album. Specifically, the album Welcome to Primetime from the hip-hop group PrimeTime Playerz is included in this sale. Songs from the album have been used in the reality TV series Real World Road Rules Challenge and Bad Girls Club as well as in the 2014 feature film Stretch, starring Jessica Alba.

Key Drivers

Right now, demand for music in TV shows, films, and commercials is tremendous. Over the last six years, global TV production activity has doubled, not to mention the explosion of online social video marketing and advertising. To meet their music needs for all these uses, brands and production houses are turning to production music libraries.

Songs in this catalog are part of two online production libraries, Pink Shark Music and Position Music. Whenever production groups are creating an episode of a TV series, films, or an advertisement, they will solicit music from production music libraries (like Pink Shark Music or Position Music) to use. If music from this catalog is used in future series/shows, you will earn royalties for the public performance of the song when the TV series airs. Essentially, as the winner of this auction, you will benefit from these songs being part of these production libraries without having to shop the works yourself.

Learn more about production music here.

What is being sold?

100% of the seller's interest in the domestic (U.S.) 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 Keeping Up With The Kardashians or any other show, uses a music from this catalog and airs on TV, you will earn money. BMI makes payments quarterly and the first distribution you will receive is 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: BMI

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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