Pop Catalog with Ariana Grande

Earn with this catalog featuring songs by Mexican pop princess Sofia Reyes, seasoned R&B artist Tank and pop superstar Ariana Grande!

$23,500

closing price

Auction Closed

Top Bid: Kareem H

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: $11,000
Bidding Increment: $500
Closing Price: $23,500
End Date: Jun 09, 2017, 3:00 PM MDT
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $3,648
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: June 2017
Fees: $500 BMI Payee Account Fee*

*BMI charges a one-time fee of $500 to open a new payee account, which will be debited from the payee's first royalty distribution. Once opened, multiple royalty streams can be routed to the buyer's payee account. If you already have a BMI payee account, there is no fee.

Description

Up for auction is a catalog of three diverse songs performed by three different artists: R&B crooner Tank, Mexican pop princess Sofia Reyes and none other than Ariana Grande herself! Over the last 12 months, this asset has generated $3,648 in royalties.

The highest earner in the catalog is the song “Muévelo” performed by Latin pop star Sofia Reyes featuring Wisin. Released in 2014, the song accounts for 82% of the historic earnings, and in the last four quarters grew at a rate of 87%. “Muévelo” has a very strong streaming presence with over 45 million Spotify streams, ranking second among Reyes' most popular Spotify songs. The song reached No. 18 on both Billboard's US Latin Pop Songs and Mexico (Billboard Mexican Airplay) and is certified-Platinum in Spain (PROMUSICAE).

Ariana Grande's, “Lovin It” is the second highest earner and most visible track in the catalog. The song is off her debut solo album Yours Truly from 2013. The album debuted No. 1 on US Billboard 200 charts and was recently certified-Platinum in 2016. “Lovin It” has over has 15 million Spotify plays, and Ariana Grande ranks 35th in world for Spotify monthly listeners.

The final track to make up this catalog is “F In Wit Me,” performed by R&B veteran Tank. The song is off Tank's seventh studio album, Sex Love & Pain II, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard R&B chart and No. 15 on Billboard 200. “F In Wit Me” gained viral popularity with a recent live performance in May 2017. As a result, the track cracked the iTunes R&B/Soul chart despite the fact it was never released as a single. The song also has over seven million YouTube views, with the daily views on the rise.

Key Drivers

1.) One driver for this auction is the “Ariana Grande” factor. While Grande's “Lovin It” accounts for just 14% of the catalog's historic earnings, her recent emotional and triumphant performance at the "One Love Manchester" concert could certainly be of interest to an investor. As a rising artist with a growing fan base, her back catalog could experience reengaged fans as well as new listeners.

2.) Sofia Reyes' “Muévelo” anchors this catalog with 82% of its revenue. The rise of Latin music in the United States is very apparent. For an artist like Reyes, “Muévelo” has experienced radio airplay both domestically and abroad. The large four growth rate is a result of international earnings being distributed in Q1 2016, most likely from international radio play in Spain and Argentina. Songs with airplay often build a foundation for streaming and other types of revenue once the initial spike has passed.

What is being sold?

75% of the seller's interest in the songwriter's share of public performance royalties attributable to the seller's catalog of select musical works in the seller's catalog of songs administered by BMI. See the “Financials” tab for a full track list.

How does this asset make money?

Every time “Muévelo” or any song in this catalog, is played on the radio, streamed on Spotify or any other type of public performance, you earn royalties. BMI makes payments quarterly and the first distribution you will receive is June 2017

What rights are included?

  Musical Composition Sound Recording
Copyrights included? No
Rights:
Mechanical
Public Performance
Sync
Sales
Non-Interactive Streaming
Sync
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

About the Royalty Distributor

BMI represents more than 10.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 700,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. BMI supports businesses and organizations that play music publicly by offering blanket music licenses that permit them to play more than 10.5 million musical works.

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