New Releases: Chris Brown, Gucci Mane + More

Collect songwriter royalties for three recently released tracks from Grammy-winning Chris Brown, and hip-hop artists Kid Ink and Gucci Mane.

$55,500

closing price

Auction Closed

Top Bid: C F

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: $9,000
Bidding Increment: $500
Closing Price: $55,500
End Date: Jun 14, 2018, 1:25 PM MDT
Last 2 Quarters' Earnings:

$4,663

Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Distributors: BMI
Rights Included:

Public Performance 

Interests Included:

Songwriter 

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution: June 15, 2018
Distribution Frequency: Quarterly
Relist-Eligible?

No

Buyer Fees:

$500

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What rights are included?

  Musical Composition Sound Recording
Copyrights included? No
Rights:
Mechanical
Public Performance
Sync
Sales
Non-Interactive Streaming
Sync
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

Description

This is an opportunity to earn royalties for newly released tracks from various hip-hop artists. Featured in the catalog are three songs that were released in early to mid-2017. As the winning bidder, you will collect all future royalties earned for these songs’ performances, including radio play.

“Tone It Down”— from Gucci Mane featuring Chris Brown —is the highest-earning track in the collection, with 50% of royalties to date. Released in June 2017, the song was the second single from Gucci Mane's album Mr. Davis. “Tone It Down” peaked at No. 24 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart and has over 64 million spins on Spotify.

Also included in this collection is “F With You” from Kid Ink featuring Ty Dolla $ign. The title brings in 26% of the catalog’s royalties and has amassed nearly 44 million plays on Spotify. Finally, there’s “Questions” from Chris Brown. The song is off Chris Brown’s eighth studio album Heartbreak on a Full Moon. “Questions” was released in August 2017, hit No. 32 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and charted in 16 other countries.

Key Drivers

Radio Play. Since these songs have only earned royalties for two quarters, it's no surprise that radio is the largest source of revenue. Radio earnings account for 57% of this asset’s earnings. As the winning bidder, you will collect the radio royalties as they continue to be reported.

It’s important to take into consideration that these radio royalties will begin to fall. However, songs that experience significant radio play can often build a foundation of streaming and other types of income as the radio royalties slow down. For this collection of songs, streaming accounts for 36% of the catalog's royalties thus far.

Tours and New Music. Gucci Mane and Chris Brown are both actively touring throughout the summer with dates through August 2018. Kid Ink just dropped a new single in March. Tours and new releases give artists the chance to solidify their current fan base and expand their reach to new listeners.

About the Royalty Distributor

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is one of four United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP, SESAC & Global Music Rights. It collects license fees from music users on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. For more information on BMI’s distribution schedule, click here.

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