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.
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.
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 Songsand charted in 16 other countries.
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.
Public performance royalties are payments made by radio stations, hotels, restaurants, night clubs, etc. to the composition copyright holder(s) for each public performance of the copyrighted work. In the U.S., public performance royalties are typically paid to performing rights organizations (e.g., ASCAP, BMI) who then distribute the royalties to the copyright holder(s).
Mechanical royalties are royalties deriving from per-unit payments made by recording companies or digital download providers to the composition copyright holder(s) for every purchase of a sound recording that reproduces the copyrighted composition.
Non-interactive digital performance royalties are payments made by non-interactive music services (i.e. those that mimic the experience of a radio broadcast) of a statutorily-set amount (on either a per-play or annual basis—depending on the type of service) to SoundExchange for the benefit of the sound recording copyright holder and the performing artists for the right to perform the copyrighted sound recording via non-interactive, digital means.
non-interactive digital performance royalties
The royalties owed to the creator(s) of a musical composition which are paid in return for the right to reproduce, distribute, or perform the copyrighted work.
A musical composition is one of the two copyrightable parts of a recorded song. It consists of the song's music, including any accompanying words, (i.e. the portion of a song that is capable of being fully expressed as sheet music) and is separate from any particular recording of the song or its performance by any particular artist.
A sound recording is one of the two copyrightable portions of a recorded song. It results from the fixation of a series of musical, spoken, or other sounds in a tangible (at least momentarily permanent) medium.
The portion of royalties owed to the owner of a sound recording. The owner may the performing artist, the producer, or another party (such as a record label) who contractually acquired the ownership of the copyrighted work (e.g., through a recording agreement), owns it by virtue of an employer-employee relationship with the creator(s) of the work, or specially commissioned the work.
rights owner's share
The portion of royalties owed to the performers of a sound recording in return for the right to perform the copyrighted work via non-interactive, digital services (e.g., Pandora, Spotify).
The portion of royalties owed to the music publisher which are paid in return for the right to reproduce, distribute, or perform a copyrighted musical composition, arising from a contractual obligation (i.e. a publishing agreement) or employer-employee relationship with the creator of composition (i.e. the songwriter(s)).
If an asset requires splitting up a catalog by works or percentages, Royalty Exchange may need to provide royalty accounting services to the buyer, seller, or both. This is because the royalty distributor may not be able to split royalties as intended by the asset transfer. Royalty Exchange's involvement helps to ensure accurate royalty payments. It also helps assure buyers and sellers that they are not missing out on potential earnings.
The accounting process often involves manual spreadsheet work and coordinating with royalty distributors. Royalty Exchange's goal is for the accounting service to be temporary. We plan to work with distributors to find solutions that will allow us to revert accounting and payment obligations back to the distributor, removing ourselves from the process. In the meantime, we've instituted the 5% fee to help offset costs in the manual accounting.
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