Music Used in Popular VH1 Series

Invest in songwriter royalties from music used in the popular Love & Hip Hop series on VH1.


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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: $42,000
Bidding Increment: $1,500
Closing Price: $55,500
End Date: May 17, 2017, 3:10 PM MDT
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $14,864
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: June 2017
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.


Production music is a vital part of the television industry. And the songs heard in the background, during scene transitions, and in the opening and closing credits can generate significant royalty payments. This is your chance to collect royalties for a catalog of production music that has generated $14,864 in the last four quarters.

Up for auction is 85% of the songwriter's share of public performance royalties from music used in the Love & Hip Hop franchise. The franchise consists of several reality television series broadcast on VH1. Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, Love & Hip Hop, and Love & Hip Hop Hollywood are the top three earning shows for this catalog. Royalties from the music in these shows saw a huge increase in the last 4 quarters over the previous, growing 1010%, 545%, and 263% respectively.

The Love & Hip Hop shows documents the lives and relationships of hip hop and R&B musicians, performers, managers and record producers. The original series Love & Hip Hop: New York (also known as just Love & Hip Hop), premiered in 2011. Its success resulted in spin-offs located in Atlanta and Hollywood. These installments have also proven successful, and have resulted in spin-offs of their own. As of March of this year, 230 original episodes of Love & Hip Hop: New York, Atlanta and Hollywood have aired over sixteen seasons.

Key Drivers

The popularity of the Love & Hip Hop franchise drives the income for this catalog. Love & Hip Hop is VH1's highest rated docu-series. In recent cable ratings from the week of May 8, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta ranked No. 2. in the top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49. Now you can benefit from the popularity of this series, earning a public performance royalty every time an episode uses one of these songs and is aired or streamed.

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What is being sold?

85% of the seller's interest in the songwriter's share of public performance royalties from select musical works in the seller's catalog of songs administered by BMI. 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 an episode of Love & Hip Hop, or any other show, uses a song from this catalog and airs on television you will earn money.

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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