Platinum Hit From Drake - “Furthest Thing”

Earn royalties from the Platinum-selling track, “Furthest Thing,” performed by one hip-hop’s biggest artists Drake.


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Top Bid: Daniel B

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Starting Price: $30,000
Bidding Increment: $750
Closing Price: $93,750
End Date: Aug 27, 2018, 3:41 PM MDT
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $7,290
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Distributors: BMI
Rights Included:

Public Performance 

Interests Included:

Songwriter (World) 

Track List:

Track List 

First Distribution: September 14, 2018
Distribution Frequency: Quarterly
Relist-Eligible? Yes
Buyer Fees:


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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


This single-song auction features public performance royalties for the hit “Furthest Thing” from hip-hop superstar Drake.

Released in 2013 “Furthest Thing” peaked at No. 56 on Billboard Hot 100. Interestingly, Drake sampled a portion of a 1990s gospel song (titled “Hold On, for We're Going Home”) within this hip-hop track. That gospel sample is the backbone of “Furthest Thing” -- click here to hear the comparison. “Furthest Thing” is certified-Platinum by the RIAA and has nearly 83 million spins on Spotify. What’s more is Drake is the most-streamed artist in the world with 61.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify!

The song was featured on Drake's fourth studio album, Nothing Was the Same -- which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and is quadruple-Platinum certified. The album was also nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2014 Grammys.

Key Drivers

Hip-Hop & Streaming. Hip-hop overtook rock in 2017 as the most popular genre of music in the U.S. In the first half of 2018, it accounted for 31% of all music consumption. According to the Nielsen report, total consumption of Urban songs (Hip-Hop/Rap and R&B) grew by 18% in both sales and streams.

"Furthest Thing" is a perfect example of these two trends: hip-hop and streaming's growth worldwide. Streaming accounts for 73% of this song’s earnings in the last 12 months. Drake also happens to rank No. 1 worldwide on Spotify's most-streamed artist list with a staggering 61.5 million monthly listeners. This is good news for you, as it exposes Drake and his songs to new listeners & potential fans.

New Releases & Tours. Drake just recently released a new album Scorpion in June 2018. While the new songs are not included in this auction, the monster success of Scorpion can help boost Drake’s back catalog. Drake is also actively touring through the November of 2018. The release of new music and active tours reengages existing fans and also draws discovery among new fans.

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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