Music Used In Disney Films

This diverse catalog features music used in Disney films and 80s and 90s hits from Sweet Sensation, John Farnham, & Celine Dion.


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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: $12,000
Bidding Increment: $250
Closing Price: $23,000
End Date: Apr 18, 2017, 3:43 PM MDT
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $2,581
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: May 2017
Fees: $75 ASCAP Assignment Fee


This unique catalog is a combination of music used in film and late 80s/early 90s chart toppers that still generate earnings more than 10 years after their release. In the last 12 months, this diverse asset produced $2,581 in royalties.

The biggest earner in the last 12 months is “It's Not Just Make Believe,” a song featured in Disney's 2004 film Ella Enchanted. Making up 24% of the total earnings, the song is used in the closing credits and on the film's soundtrack. In its opening weekend, Ella Enchanted ranked No. 9 at the domestic box office. Critic Roger Ebert gave the film 3.5 stars out of 4, praising it as "the best family film so far this year." The song still generates royalties today and even increased 24% in the last 12 months over the previous.

The seller has written music for other children's films in this catalog, including “I've Got My Eyes on You” from Disney's Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams, “If Only Tears Could Bring You Back” in Pokémon: The First Movie, and “Shine” from Mattel's Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses. “Shine” was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2007 for Outstanding Original Song in the Children's/Animated category.

While the majority of recent income has come from music used in film, also included are hit songs from the late 80s and early 90s that still earn today. “If Wishes Came True” by Sweet Sensation was released in 1990, and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2015, Billboard ranked it No. 22 in their list of Top 40 Biggest Girl Group Song of All Time.

“Have a Little Faith (In Us)” by Australian pop star John Farnham makes up 31% of the overall income. The song was released in 1996, and in 2003 appeared on Farnum's greatest hits album.

Other highlights are “Everybody's Talking My Baby Down” from pop icon Celine Dion's multi-Platinum album The Colour Of My Love, and the ballad hit “Thinking of You” by Sa-Fire.

Key Drivers

1) While earnings have leveled out for the releases from the early 80s and 90s, these songs provide a foundation for the catalog to continue generating earnings in the future. Combined with the addition of music used in film, this provides a diverse mix of income.

2) 42% of this catalog's revenue comes from film and TV. Since this auction is for public performance royalties, you will earn money every time a film that uses any of the songs in this catalog is streamed or broadcast on TV. If someone watches Ella Enchanted on Amazon Video or Netflix, you collect money.

What is being sold?

100% of the seller's interest in the songwriter's share of public performance royalties attributable to select musical works in the seller's catalog of songs administered by ASCAP. See the “Documents” 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 film that uses any of the songs in this catalog is streamed or aired on television a public performance royalty is collected. Also, if any of these songs are played on the radio, streamed on Spotify, or any other type of public performance, you earn money. ASCAP makes payments quarterly and the first distribution you will receive is May 2017.

What rights are included?

  Musical Composition Sound Recording
Copyright included: No
Royalty Sources: Internet Streaming, AM/FM & Satellite Radio, TV/Film/Commercial Placements, etc. Internet Streaming, Satellite Radio, Digital Downloads, CD Sales, TV/Film/Commercial Placements & Performances, Samples, etc.
Distributed by: 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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