Music in “Pawn Stars” & “America's Got Talent”

Invest in this production music catalog with placements in TV series such as Pawn Stars, America's Got Talent, Duck Dynasty, also includes National Geographic documentary films...and more!


closing price

Auction Closed

Top Bid: Andrew A

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: $14,000
Bidding Increment: $500
Closing Price: $22,000
End Date: Aug 03, 2017, 2:18 PM MDT
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $4,768
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: August 2017
Buyer's Fees: $75 ASCAP Assignment Fee

*A one-time ASCAP reassignment fee of $75 will be added to the final sale price on the invoice.


Royalties from this production music catalog have grown 16% from 2015 to 2016. What's more, there are confirmed placements in TV shows that have aired, but have yet to pay out! In the last 12 months, this music earned $4,768.

Up for bid are public performance royalties from a catalog of production music with placements in notable network series TV, popular reality programs and documentary films. Production music can be heard everywhere. If you've watched TV today, chances are, you heard production music. It's used in the background, during scene transitions and opening and closing credits of TV programs, commercials, the radio and films. Right now, demand for this type of music is at an all-time high, since global TV production activity has doubled over the last six years.

The catalog's highest earning source is America's Got Talent with 13% of historic earnings. However in the last 12 months, it's seen an increase in new series' earnings including Pawn Stars, Discovery Channel's Killing Fields, FOX's reality dating show Coupled and Counting Cars, a Pawn Stars spin off. The increase in Q1 2017 earnings can be attributed to the placements in these series.

The music from the catalog is placed in 31 episodes of Pawn Stars and 10 episodes of Best of Pawn Stars. Pawn Stars currently is in its 14th season, which began in April 2017. The History Channel airs reruns of the series quite often, and each time an episode airs with music from this catalog, it generates a royalty. There are also a few National Geographic documentary films included in this asset. 

Key Drivers

The fact that the top-earning shows in the last four quarters are all new series to receive placements is enticing. The earnings for those programs are just starting to come in. It's also been confirmed that Pawn Stars also has six episodes that contain music from the catalog and have yet to pay out. As the winner of this auction, you will collect the first earnings from those airings!

What is being sold?

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

IMPORTANT NOTE: Possession of the songwriter’s portion of this asset must be taken via a trust, which is required due to ASCAP’s assignment policy. Please see the Post-Auction Process tab for further information.

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 an episode of America's Got Talent uses a song from this catalog and airs on TV, you will earn money. ASCAP makes payments quarterly and the first distribution you will receive is August 2017.

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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