Music In “Deadpool,” “Old School” & More

Collect royalties from a diverse catalog with music featured in Golden Globe-nominated Deadpool, Disney's Ice Princess, Will Farrell's Old School, hot reality TV shows and much more!


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Top Bid: Tom P

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: $56,000
Bidding Increment: $2,500
Closing Price: $148,500
End Date: Oct 24, 2017, 3:07 PM MDT
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $25,027
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: December 2017
Buyer Fees: 5% Administration Fee*

*For royalties administered by Royalty Exchange, a 5% administration fee will be deducted from each payment.


Up for auction is a production music catalog from a composer whose work is used in several films, hundreds of TV series, and even commercials. Boasting an eight-year earning history, over the last 12 months this asset has generated $25,027 in royalties.

This catalog's placements are both diverse and plentiful. From motion pictures, music has been placed in popular titles such as Golden Globe-nominated Deadpool, Disney's Ice Princess, Old School featuring Will Ferrell, Cutting Edge: Going For The Gold and Blonde Ambition with Jessica Simpson among others.

Released in 2016, Deadpool is a superhero film starring Ryan Reynolds and has become the highest-grossing film in the X-Men franchise. The song “She Can Stay” was used in the movie and is this catalog's highest-earning track to date. It plays in the background of a scene for over a minute, contributing to a larger payout. Take a listen to the track on the “Media” tab to see if you recognize it. Deadpool is currently receiving royalties for its airings on the premium network HBO as well as “on-demand” sources like Amazon. This means the public performance royalties for TV are just beginning as the film makes it way through the various levels of cable networks.

The catalog's TV placements are again, vast. Programs include: CBS's Touched By An Angel, King of the Hill, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Ugly Betty, America's Next Top Model, Say Yes To The Dress Atlanta, Pawn Stars, CSI, Smallville and hundreds more. It's worth mentioning that History's American Pickers and Bravo's Southern Charm are both seeing positive four-quarter growth rates at 29% and 602%, respectively.

Key Drivers

1.) This catalog's diversity is something to take note of. It's received placements in a variety of income sources, has shown longevity and could receive placements going forward.

  • Variety. For example, the title “New Day USA” is the theme music for the mortgage firm, New Day USA's commercials. The catalog earns every time this commercial airs with this song in it. The commercial airs on cable networks dozens of times per day. You can hear this theme music on the “Media” tab.
  • Longevity. Music from this catalog is used in CBS's supernatural series Touched By An Angel. The program aired for nine seasons from 1994 to 2003. However, the series is still airing (14 years after its conclusion) in syndication on cable networks Up and MeTV. In fact, MeTV just announced that the series is part of its Sunday night programming — airing twice in one night.
  • Possible Future Placements. The song “Blade Foot” has yet to earn from a series or film, but there is potential it could receive a placement. The song was commissioned by a popular music library in Japan, Groovers. This production library has an extended reach in the foreign film and TV market. "Blade Foot" was meant to sound like a movie score, as opposed to typical production music. Give it a listen on the “Media” tab. Since the song remains in the Groovers library, there’s a possibility that it could get used in a foreign film. You could benefit from this title (and others in the catalog) being part of well-known production libraries and receive royalties if they get placed and air on TV in the future.

2.) Notably, in Q1 and Q3 of 2017, there are substantial earnings that came from the series, Touched By An Angel, specifically from Italy. The royalties totaled to over $5,000 in those two quarters. These payments are distributed by ASCAP who has a relationship with the foreign PRO, SIAE (Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori). ASCAP has agreements with foreign societies such as SIAE to ensure their members receive royalties from performances of their works in foreign territories.

However, distribution of international royalties can take time. As you can see, Touched By An Angel is just now receiving royalties from Italy for performances (airings of the TV program) dating back to 2015. It's important to take into consideration that these foreign earnings are sporadic and do not pay on a regular schedule like domestic earnings. As the winner of this auction, you'll be entitled to any royalties paid out by ASCAP going forward, including all foreign royalties for past performances.

What is being sold?

100% of the seller's interest in the songwriter's and publisher's share of public performance royalties attributable to select musical works in the seller's catalog of songs administered by ASCAP. See the “Financials” tab for a full track list.

How does this asset make money?

Every time a network airs a television show or movie that uses any of the songs in this catalog, a public performance royalty is generated. This means every time Deadpool, Touched By An Angel or any other show/movie, uses music from this catalog and airs on TV, you will earn money. Royalty Exchange will administer royalties from ASCAP to the buyer on a quarterly basis and the first distribution you will receive is December 2017.

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: ASCAP, Royalty Exchange

About the Royalty Distributor

Royalty Exchange will administer royalties from ASCAP to the buyer on a quarterly basis.

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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