Music Used In Popular Reality TV Shows

Earn public performance royalties from popular reality TV shows including Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Vanderpump Rules, Top Chef and 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: $8,000
Bidding Increment: $250
Closing Price: $17,750
End Date: Oct 09, 2017, 3:00 PM MDT
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $3,021
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: February 2018
Fees: 5% Administration Fee

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


Bid on songwriter royalties from a catalog of production music used in popular reality television shows. You can’t turn on the TV for more than 30 seconds without hearing some sort of production music... it is the background or transition music you hear during shows and commercials. In the last 12 months, this catalog generated $3,021.

This music is currently used in over 40 television shows and is available in the Signature Tracks music library for future placements. Production music libraries, like Signature Tracks, earn money when brands and production houses license the music in their library for film, television, radio and other media. You will benefit from Signature Tracks continued interest... if additional placements are found for this music, you will earn royalties without having to do any of the work!

Over 80% of the catalog's earnings come from placements in shows on the popular Bravo! network. At the end of 2016, Bravo! finished the year with the largest on-air and digital growth among the top 10 ad supported cable networks. Bravo's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is the largest contributor to date, bringing in 41% of the royalties. On air since 2010, the show will renew for its eighth season this year.

Other shows this music appears in include Vanderpump Rules, Below Deck, Top Check, and more. Every time music in this catalog is in an episode of one of these shows that airs, you will earn money. Want to learn more about production music? Check out our guide here.

Key Drivers

The demand for music in TV shows, films, commercials, and so on is at an all-time high. 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, like Signature Tracks, to find music more efficiently and cost effective than licensing commercial music.

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. 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 Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Vanderpump Rules, or any other show, uses a music from this catalog and airs on TV, you will earn money. Royalty Exchange will administer royalties from BMI to the buyer on a quarterly basis and the first distribution you will receive is February 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

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

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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