Platinum Pop Hit "Replay" and More

Earn publisher royalties from a collection of music highlighted by pop princess Zendaya, Grammy-winner Jennifer Hudson, American Idol's La'Porsha Renae and more.


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Top Bid: Tom P

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.

Starting Price: $39,000
Bidding Increment: $1,500
Closing Price: $109,500
End Date: Nov 27, 2017, 3:11 PM MST
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $18,466
Royalty Type: Public Performance, Mechanical, Sync
First Payment: March 2018
Buyer Fees: None


Collect multiple income streams from a catalog containing pop and R&B hits from the likes of Zendaya, Jennifer Hudson, La'Porsha Renae, Tamar Braxton and more. This asset has produced $18,466 in royalties over the last 12 months.

As the winner of this auction, you will collect the publisher's share of sync, mechanical and public performance royalties. The largest income source for this catalog is mechanical royalties — royalties earned when music is either physically sold (CDs), downloaded (iTunes), or streamed online (Spotify). These mechanical royalties make up 44% of earnings for this asset.

The highlight of the catalog is the title “Replay” performed by Zendaya. The certified-Platinum track brings in 73% of earnings. Released in 2013, “Replay” reached No. 40 on Billboard's Hot 100 and No. 20 on the Mainstream Top 40 charts. The song is also Zendaya's most popular song to-date on Spotify with over 52 million plays. This catalog also includes other Zendaya songs such as “Love You Forever” and “Scared.”

Finally, this collection of music features other notable artists and songs. For example, the title “Invisible” was off Jennifer Hudson's debut album, Jennifer Hudson. That album won the Grammy for Best R&B Album in 2009. There is also “King” performed by Tamar Braxton, bringing in 18% of income thanks to its sync fee from TV. Not to be forgotten is “Good Woman” from American Idol season 15 runner-up La'Porsha Renae and “Supernatural Love” from fellow American Idol alum Fantasia.

Key Drivers

This auction is for three different royalty streams for the catalog. This means the winner of this auction can receive income in multiple ways:

  • Mechanical: Royalties paid to songwriters and artists when music is sold (think CD or vinyl) but also when music is streamed (streaming mechanicals) “on-demand” (like Spotify).
  • Performance: Royalties 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 use of a song as background music for a movie, TV show, or commercial.

This catalog has a well-balanced income mix between the three royalty streams. The majority of historic income has come from mechanical royalties at 44%, with performance royalties right behind at 34%. Songs in the catalog have the possibility to earn an up-front sync fee for use in commercials, TV shows or movies. Historically, “King” from Tamar Braxton received sync fees along with La'Porsha Renae's “Good Woman” performed on an episode of the daytime talk show The Harry Show.

Want to learn more about the different royalty types? View our guides on mechanical and performance royalties here and sync royalties here.

What is being sold?

100% of the seller's interest in the publisher's share of mechanical, sync and public performance royalties attributable the seller's Universal Music Publishing catalog. See the “Financials” tab for a full track list.

How does this asset make money?

Every time “Replay,” or any song in this catalog, is downloaded, purchased or streamed on the internet, the winner of this auction will earn royalties. Universal Music Publishing Group makes payments bi-annually and the next payment you'll receive is in March 2018.

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: Universal Music Group

About the Royalty Distributor

Universal Music Publishing Group is a North American music publishing company and is part of the Universal Music Group. Universal Music Publishing is the world's second largest music publishing company and owns or administers more than 3 million copyrights. They are one of the largest music publishing businesses in the world with more than 43 offices in 36 countries.

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