Music Used In Sports, Reality & Cable TV Shows

With annually earnings growing since 2010, this catalog contains placements across NBA and NHL programming, hot reality TV series and popular network/cable programs.


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Top Bid: Kiran M

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: $16,000
Bidding Increment: $750
Closing Price: $70,750
End Date: Sep 26, 2017, 3:00 PM MDT
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
33% of Last 12 Months' Royalties: $8,793
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: January 2018
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.


Here's a chance to bid on a catalog that contains music used across diverse TV placements, ranging from sportscasts, reality TV shows, and network and cable dramas. In the last 12 months, it's earned $8,793 in royalties.

This catalog has an eight-year earning history with royalties steadily increasing each year since 2010. You can also see the growth within the last four quarters' of royalties: rising from $1,880 in Q2 2016 to $3,072 in Q1 2017... growth of 63%!

Highlights for the catalog again stretch across a few genres. First notable placement includes music used in the pre/post game shows for the NBA and NHL. Specifically, the two titles “Court Life" and "On Fire" are used during national and local affiliate broadcasts, most recognizable network being Fox Sports. These two tracks are usually used during highlight segments. In fact, the highest earning show over the last 12 months is the 2016-2017 NBA Basketball programs.

Bringing in the majority of earnings are placements across countless reality TV series. Popular cable shows include VH1's Love and Hip-Hop, Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta (among others), MTV's Catfish: The TV Show — which has shown significant growth of over 167% in 12 months — and E's Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Not to be forgotten are the network and cable series placements. Such shows as Showtime's Ray Donovan, CBS's Madam Secretary and Scorpion, NBC's Access Hollywood and Starz's Power have used music from this catalog. A few of these placements contain vocals, which is not as common with most production music. Check out the "Media" tab to hear samples.

Key Drivers

1.) Growth. This catalog's annual earnings have increased year-over-year since 2010. From 2011 to 2016 annual earnings, the catalog has seen growth of over 300%... that is noteworthy.

2.) Diversity. This catalog's earnings come entirely from TV, but they come from a variety of TV show genres. This could be an attractive feature to an investor, as its earning sources include sports programs, reality TV, network dramas and premium cable shows.

3.) This auction is for 33% of the songwriter's share, while the seller is retaining a 66% share. This means that they still hold a vested interest in the catalog and both their publisher and the production music libraries the music is included in, will still continue to work the catalog. 

What is being sold?

33% of the seller's interest in the songwriter's share of public performance royalties attributable to the 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 a NBA pre/post show, Access Hollywood or any other show, uses a music from this catalog and airs on TV, you will earn money. BMI makes payments quarterly and the first distribution you will receive is January 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

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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