[NFT] Publishing: Lil Dicky & Brendon Urie's Hit “Molly”

Up for bid are publishing royalties from a Platinum-certified hip-hop track.

15.868 ETH

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Top Bid: Benjamin W

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Starting Price: 11.038 ETH
Bidding Increment: 0.210 ETH
Closing Price: 15.868 ETH
End Date: Aug 11, 2021, 3:14 PM MDT
Dollar Age: 5.97 Years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $11,905
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years

Jingle Punks (A Division of Anthem Entertainment)

Rights Included:

Mechanical, Public Performance, Sync

Interests Included:

Songwriter/Co-publisher (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution (paid 30 days from receipt): October 31, 2021
Distribution Frequency:


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What rights are included?

  Musical Composition Sound Recording
Copyrights included? No
Public Performance
Sources: Internet Streaming, AM/FM & Satellite Radio, Digital Downloads, CD Sales, TV/Film/Commercial Placements & Performances, etc. Internet Streaming, Satellite Radio, Digital Downloads, CD Sales, TV/Film/Commercial Placements & Performances, Samples, etc.
Distributors: Jingle Punks (A Division of Anthem Entertainment)


Up for bid are the publishing royalties from the Platinum single “Molly” performed by rapper/comedian Lil Dicky and featuring Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie. As the winning bidder, you will earn three types of royalties for the catalog: mechanical, public performance, and sync.

The format of this auction is a “non-fungible token” (NFT): a digital certificate of ownership created and stored on the Ethereum blockchain. All bidding will be conducted in Ether, the native currency of Ethereum. Royalties collected by the winning bidder will also be paid in Ether. For more details about Royalty Exchange NFT auctions, please read the article about NFT Auctions


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The highest-earning source is mechanical royalties with 73% of returns in the last year. Public performance follows with the remaining 27%. It’s worth noting that both income sources experienced year-over-year growth at 20% and 4% respectively. 


Released in 2015 on Professional Rapper, “Molly” is a collaboration between Lil Dicky and Brendon Urie of pop/rock band Panic! At the Disco. The single was certified Platinum by the RIAA in 2019. To date, the song has an impressive 169+ million spins on Spotify (his fourth most popular on the platform), while the official music video has over 69 million views. 

The song's album — Professional Rapper — was very successful, debuting at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 and at No. 1 consecutively on three other charts: Comedy Albums, Rap Albums and, Independent Albums.

Key Drivers

Dollar Age. This catalog has a Dollar Age of 5.97 years. This means the catalog has earned for nearly six years. A high Dollar Age like this suggests stability and longevity. A catalog containing mature works is something worth noting as an investor, as it can help sustain a catalog's earnings moving forward.

Income Mix. The winner of this auction can receive income in various ways:

  • Mechanical: Royalties paid to songwriters and publishers when music is sold (think CD or vinyl) but also when music is streamed (streaming mechanicals) “on-demand” (like Spotify).
  • Performance: Royalties paid to songwriters when music is performed publicly. Music played over the radio, in a restaurant or bar, or over a service like Spotify or Pandora is considered a public performance.
  • Synchronization: Royalties paid to songwriters and publishers for the licensing of a song in music for a movie, TV show, or commercial.

Streaming Growth Worldwide. According to IFPI’S Global Music Report 2021, subscription streaming revenues for recorded music increased 18.5% over the previous year. That’s the sixth consecutive year of growth, totaling 443 million paid subscription accounts worldwide. Total streaming (including both paid subscription and advertising-supported) grew 19.9% and reached $13.4 billion, or 62.1% of total global recorded music revenues.


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About the Royalty Distributor

Jingle Punks is one of the largest providers of music for media in the world. Jingle Punks was founded in 2008 with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, and London and strives to rise above the status quo, endeavoring to create unique and innovative musical solutions for our clients. Jingle Punks is owned by Toronto-based rights management company, Anthem Entertainment.

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