Pop Hits: Ariana Grande, Chris Brown, & J.Lo

Rising royalties from some of the biggest names in pop music: Chris Brown, Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande featuring Lil Wayne and Jennifer Lopez!


closing price

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Top Bid: Charles D

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: $13,500
Bidding Increment: $500
Closing Price: $33,500
End Date: Apr 06, 2018, 1:00 PM MDT
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
25% of Last 12 Months' Royalties: $4,550
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: April 2018
Buyer Fees: $75 ASCAP Assignment Fee*

*A one-time ASCAP reassignment fee of $75 will be added to the final sale price on the invoice.


Last year, we auctioned a larger portion of this catalog, you can see that listing here. Now, up for auction is a 25% share of the royalties generated by this collection of pop.

What's more is that these pop superstar earnings are growing. The last four quarters' earnings increased 200% compared to the previous four quarters! Don't miss this opportunity to earn from some of the most recognizable artists in the music industry today. In the last 12 months, this collection of music has produced $4,550 in royalties.

Accounting for 41% of the catalog's income are nine tracks from pop princess Ariana Grande. Arguably the most notable title is “Let Me Love You” featuring hip-hop legend Lil Wayne. This track accounts for 23% of earnings in the last 12 months. 

Off her third studio album Dangerous Woman (released in May 2016), “Let Me Love You” hit No. 99 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album Dangerous Woman received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album, hit No. 11 on Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Pop Albums and No. 22 on Billboard’s 50 Best Albums of 2016. “Let Me Love You” has nearly 109  million spins on Spotify and over 210 million YouTube views. Another title from the Dangerous Woman included in this catalog is “Leave Me Lonely” featuring Macy Gray.

Not to be forgotten are the two highest earning songs: the Chris Brown single, “Drunk Texting” and Meghan Trainor's “Better.” Between the two, they account for 30% and 21% of historic earnings respectively. “Drunk Texting” is seeing a steady income from streaming services Pandora, Spotify, and Apple Music. Trainor's “Better” featuring Yo Gotti was from her 2016 album Thank You. The song peaked at No. 27 on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 and the album reached No. 3 on Billboard 200.

Finally, the catalog features “A.K.A” performed by Jennifer Lopez featuring T.I., off her 2014 eighth studio album of the same title A.K.A.

Key Drivers

1.) According to BuzzAngles 2017 Music Report, pop titles were the third-most streamed songs at 15.6% of all streams. Streaming accounts for 43% of this catalog's earnings and its income in the last year is on the rise -- a staggering 93% increase over the previous four quarters. Moreover, radio royalties (12% of earnings in the last year) are also growing at an impressive rate. 

As we've said before songs that experience significant radio play often build a foundation for streaming and other types of income as the radio royalties begin to slow down. The fact that there is growth in radio, as well as the rise from streaming, is the best of both worlds with this catalog.

2.) The star power in this catalog is also a very appealing factor. Ariana Grande's 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. Meghan Trainor won the Best New Artist Grammy in 2014 and her retro-style is gaining fans. Chris Brown has won over 80 awards including multiple American Music Awards, BET & Billboard awards and a Grammy. After almost 20 years in the industry, Jennifer Lopez became the first female recipient of the Billboard Icon Award, currently has dates scheduled for her Las Vegas residency show this summer, and just launched “World of Dance” on NBC.

What is being sold?

25% of the seller's interest in the songwriter's share of public performance royalties attributable to the seller's catalog of musical works administered by ASCAP. See the “Financials” tab for a full track list.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Possession of the songwriter’s portion of this asset must be taken via a trust, which is required due to ASCAP’s assignment policy. Please see the "Post-Auction" tab for further information.

How does this asset make money?

Every time “Drunk Texting” or any song in this catalog, is played on Spotify, Apple Music or Pandora, or any other type of public performance, you earn royalties. ASCAP makes payments quarterly and the first distribution you will receive is April 2018. 

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

About the Royalty Distributor

ASCAP is the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. It is a membership association of more than 575,000 composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP also represents music creators worldwide through agreements with affiliated international societies.

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