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.
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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.
Featuring two country songs from two prominent country artists, this catalog offers an opportunity to earn for a Life of Rights investment term from nearly the beginning.
The majority of this catalog’s earnings come from international sources, at 73% of the last 12 months. This isn’t surprising, given Paul Brandt’s popularity in the Canadian market and the fact that his track “All About Her” brought in 75% of earnings over the same period.
It’s worth noting that this catalog features relatively new releases from 2018. This means we cannot calculate quarterly averages and growth rates as finely as older catalogs. Also, international earnings combine all format sources into one bucket (radio, streaming, retail, TV/film, etc.) without providing a breakdown for each. However, international earnings tend to follow domestic earnings in terms of format share.
ABOUT THE CATALOG:
Paul Brandt’s introduction to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2017 cemented him as one of the greats: with no less than 40 award nominations and wins over the course of his career. As such, it isn’t shocking to see that his contribution to this catalog of country tracks brought in the lion’s share of earnings, accounting for 73% of all-time royalties.
This collection of songs also includes contributions from Jason Aldean. Aldean, a 4x Grammy-nominee brings “Dirt to Dust”—a track from his 2018 RIAA Gold-certified album Rearview Town which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
International Earnings. The majority of this catalog’s earnings come from abroad — at 73% of last year’s earnings. These foreign royalties including income from radio, streaming platforms, TV/Film, and other international sources outside the United States. Although international royalty distribution can lag behind domestic payments and arrive with limited detail, as the winner of this auction you’ll be entitled to any past performance royalties paid by BMI, regardless of when they were earned.
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)).
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