Production Catalog: MTV, VH1 & More

This listing features the opportunity to collect royalties from the songwriter's share of public performance royalties for a catalog of music that has been placed in over 450 television shows.


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Top Bid: Veerraju K

The Theoretical IRR is a formulaic guideline based on an extrapolation of the normalized, historical earnings trend of the catalog. The Theoretical IRR is not a guarantee of future performance. It should be used for comparison purposes only. Each catalog has its own risk factors and the Theoretical IRR is not based upon a specific analysis of this catalog. Click here to view the basis for all Theoretical IRR calculations.

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: $15,000
Bidding Increment: $500
Closing Price: $34,500
End Date: Jan 28, 2019, 2:12 PM MST
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $4,824
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Distributors: ASCAP
Rights Included:

Public Performance

Interests Included:

Songwriter (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution: February 11, 2019
Distribution Frequency: Quarterly
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, TV/Film/Commercial Performances, etc. Internet Streaming, Satellite Radio, Digital Downloads, CD Sales, TV/Film/Commercial Placements & Performances, Samples, etc.
Distributors: ASCAP


This collection is made up of a variety of placements across MTV, VH1 and more. Up for auction is a catalog of production music successfully placed in such TV shows as Girl Code, Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, True Life, and others. Production music usage is seeing a significant uptake thanks to the digital content boom, with Production Music Association’s Joe Saba calling it a “$1 billion global industry hidden in plain sight.”

This collection also includes placements in E's long-running reality TV series Keeping Up With The Kardashians. After over 10 years on the air, Keeping Up With The Kardashians is currently on its 15th season. Additional contributing TV series include Say Yes to the Dress, Basketball Wives and Real Housewives of Atlanta.

It's worth noting, the top five earning shows using music from this catalog have contributed royalties each quarter since 2013. As the winning investor, you will benefit from this existing activity, as well as any future placement in additional shows.

In the last 12 months, this collection of works generated nearly $5,000 in earnings. The next royalty distribution for this catalog is in less than a month. You won't have to wait long to collect your first royalty check!

Key Drivers

Production. Production music is a vital part of the TV & radio industry. Right now, demand for music in TV shows, films, & commercials is tremendous. To meet their needs for all these uses, brands and production house often turn to production music libraries to find music more efficiently and cost effective than licensing commercial music.

Songs in this catalog stem from such production libraries as Jingle Punks. Whenever production groups are creating new content — a TV program, commercial or film — they look for music within vast production music libraries, like the above. As the winner of this auction, you will benefit from these songs being part of multiple large production libraries and receive royalties whenever they are used. If additional placements are found for this music, you will earn royalties without having to do any of the work!

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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