Platinum Performance Royalties: Nicki Minaj & Rihanna

This powerhouse catalog features growing earnings led by Nicki Minaj’s 2x Platinum smash hit “Anaconda,” plus tracks from Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and more. 


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Top Bid: Todd W

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Starting Price: $60,000
Bidding Increment: $2,000
Closing Price: $90,000
End Date: Feb 21, 2020, 3:02 PM MST
Dollar Age:

6.06 Years

Last 12 Months' Royalties: $19,208
Investment Term: 10 years*
Distributors: ASCAP
Rights Included:

Public Performance 

Interests Included:

Songwriter (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution (paid 30 days from receipt):

April 6, 2020

Distribution Frequency: Quarterly
Buyer Fees:

1% of closing price or $500 (whichever is greater)

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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: ASCAP


This catalog features some of today’s hottest pop and hip-hop artists, as well as strong and stable historical financials and growing earnings.

Listing Highlights:

  • Multi-Platinum hit track: Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda”
  • 6-Year Dollar Age = stable earning history
  • Positive earning trends
  • Strong supporting catalog

Financial Highlights:

Four of the top-five earning tracks in this catalog all grew by double digits in the last 12 months. The top-earning song contributing 23% of last year’s royalties—"Anaconda"—grew by 40%, while the oldest song in the catalog—Sean Kingston’s “Eenie Meenie” grew by 133%. 

Overall, catalog earnings grew 8% last year. That’s a strong performance for an offering with an average Dollar Age of 6 years.

About The Catalog

The offering's top-earning track is Nicki Minaj’s  "Anaconda," with 23% of last year’s income. Released in 2014, "Anaconda" was nominated for Best Rap Song at the 2015 Grammy Awards. It also took the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and No. 2 on the Hot 100 (second only to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off").

Next in line is "Birthday Cake," an ultra-catchy track from hip-hop superstar Rihanna. The song brought in a solid 27% of the catalogs’ lifetime earnings and demonstrates remarkably consistent revenue for a song that was released nearly a decade ago. 

Rounding out the catalog are the songs "Dance (A$$)" a 2011 release from Big Sean that grew 15% last year, and "Eenie Meenie" (2010) from Sean Kingston featuring Justin Bieber

Key Drivers

Dollar Age. This catalog has a Dollar Age of 6.06 years. This means the majority of royalties earned in the last 12 months came from songs that have collected royalties for more than six years. A high Dollar Age like this suggests stability and longevity.

"Anaconda" was released in 2014 and royalties continue to remain consistent and even grew in the last 12 months. A catalog containing mature works with consistent (and even growing earnings) is something worth noting as an investor. This can help sustain a catalog's earnings moving forward.

Hip-Hop & Streaming. This catalog is a perfect example of two trends: hip-hop and streaming's growth worldwide. According to BuzzAngle's 2019 Year-End Report, hip-hop is the most popular genre of music in the U.S. The driver for the increase is streaming. Six out of the top 10 streamed songs were hip-hop/rap and 52 out of the top 100 most streamed songs were hip-hop/rap.

Diversity in Song Income Mix. Revenues are also widely distributed — the single highest-earning song "Anaconda" only accounts for 23% of last year’s income. This means the catalog’s earnings are not tied to the success of a single track and provides built-in diversification.

About the Royalty Distributor

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is one of four United States performing rights organizations, along with BMI, 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 ASCAP’s distribution schedule, click here.

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