Pop From Around The Globe

Up for bid are royalties generated by a catalog containing music from a variety of international pop artists.


closing price

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Top Bid: Sari R

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: $22,000
Bidding Increment: $500
Closing Price: $30,500
End Date: Jul 02, 2019, 1:07 PM MDT
Dollar Age:

2.88 Years

Last 12 Months' Royalties:


Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Distributors: STIM
Rights Included:

Public Performance & Mechanical 

Interests Included:

Songwriter (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution: (paid 30 days from receipt):

September 16, 2019

Distribution Frequency:

Quarterly (See Note Below)

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, Digital Downloads, TV/Film/Commercial Performances, etc. Internet Streaming, Satellite Radio, Digital Downloads, CD Sales, TV/Film/Commercial Placements & Performances, Samples, etc.
Distributors: STIM


Take a look at this pop collection that features worldwide earnings from several international pop acts. As a result of its European roots, this catalog boasts income from upwards of 70 countries, with 55% of royalties to date coming directly from Sweden and the United Kingdom.

This pop catalog’s highest-earning source is streaming, with 38% of last year’s income. Spotify is the largest contributing platform with over a third of streaming revenue. Live performances contributed 10% of last year’s income. And these royalties grew impressively year-over-year, with 10 songs generating royalties from live performances around the globe.

British pop vocalist Imani Williams’ “Don’t Need No Money” is this catalog’s highest-earning song bringing in 57% of last year’s royalties. Released in 2016, “Don’t Need No Money” charted in Ireland, Scotland and the United Kingdom. To date, the song has over 23 million spins on Spotify.

Another leading revenue contributor is “Body To Body” from Swedish DJ Mike Perry featuring Imani Williams. The 2017 release accounts for nearly a quarter of last year’s income and was a hit in Sweden, peaking at No. 56 on the charts. "Body To Body" has over 53 million plays on Spotify. Also featured in this collection is “Weak Heart” from Swedish Grammy-winning pop star Zara Larsson and “Heartbeat” from Irish group Can-linn featuring Kasey Smith.

Key Drivers

Mechanical Royalties. As the winning bidder, you’ll be collecting the songwriter’s public performance and mechanical royalties from the Swedish performing rights organization, STIM. When a song in this catalog is streamed on-demand, it counts as both a public performance and a “mini-purchase.” This means the winner of this auction will collect two payments for one use of a song!

Streaming Growth Worldwide. According to IFPI’S Global Music Report 2019, streaming revenues were up 34% in 2018, accounting for nearly half (47%) of total recorded music revenues. By the end of 2018, there were 255 million users of paid subscription accounts globally. This is good news for you as the investor, as 38% of this catalog’s income (both public performance and streaming mechanical royalties) came from streaming.


STIM pays on a quarterly basis, with four regular payments each calendar year. In addition to these quarterly payments, STIM also distributes "out of cycle" payments for digital music services. These dates are estimated (not fixed) and can vary throughout the year. The winner of this auction will receive all future distributions for the included works in this offering paid by STIM. Read more about on STIM's payment schedule here

About the Royalty Distributor

STIM is a Swedish collective management organization for music creators and publishers. On their behalf, STIM administers and licenses performing and mechanical rights to music and lyrics. STIM was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Stockholm. STIM is a non-profit organization representing 85,000 songwriters, composers, text authors and music publishers worldwide.

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