Production Music: Hit Reality TV & More

Here's a production catalog that features music used in Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Catfish: The TV Show, NBA programming and hundreds of other series.


closing price

Auction Closed

Top Bid: Edward C

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: $38,500
End Date: Feb 02, 2018, 3:00 PM MST
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
20% of Last 12 Months' Royalties: $5,299
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: March 2018
Buyer Fees: None


We sold a similar portion of this catalog last year. You can view that auction here.

Now, we're auctioning an additional 20% of the writer's share. So you have another opportunity to collect royalties generated from this catalog of production music. Over the last 12 months, this collection of songs earned $5,299.

If you watch TV, chances are, you've heard production music. It's used in the background, during scene transitions and opening and closing credits of TV programs, commercials, films, and radio.

The catalog's highest-earning show is E's long-running reality TV series Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Music placed throughout the series accounts for 28% of income in the last 12 months. After 10 years on air, Keeping Up With The Kardashians is currently airing 14th season. To date, music from this collection is used in over 50 separate episodes. E consistently airs reruns of the series, in fact, it's airing multiple times this weekend! If an episode airs with music from this catalog, you'll collect royalties.

Other reality TV shows with music from the catalog are MTV's Catfish: The TV Show and True Life, VH1's Basketball Wives and Black Ink Crew and TruTV's Impractical Jokers.

Also of note are various sports placements, most recently in NBA programming. A few titles from the catalog are used as background music during broadcasts from the 2016-2017 NBA season. There is also a placement in World Poker Tour programming.

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.” Right now, demand for this type of music is at an all-time high.

Key Drivers

This auction is for 20% of the songwriter's share of public performance royalties of the catalog. This means the songwriter holds a vested majority interest in the catalog and will continue to work the catalog for placements in upcoming TV programming. This asset is catered to the passive investor looking to collect royalty payments without having to actively shop the tracks in the catalog.

Global TV production has doubled over the past six years and demand for production music is at an all-time high as a result. If you'd like to learn more about production music, check out this link.

What is being sold?

20% interest in the songwriter's share of public performance royalties attributable to the songwriter's catalog of musical works. See the “Financials” tab for a full track list.

How does this asset make money?

Every time a network airs a television show or movie that uses any of the songs in this catalog, a public performance royalty is generated. This means every time Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Catfish: The TV Show or any other show/movie, uses a music from this catalog and airs on TV, you will earn money. Royalty Exchange will administer royalties from ASCAP to the buyer on a quarterly basis and the first distribution you will receive is March 2018.

What rights are included?

  Musical Composition Sound Recording
Copyrights included? No
Public Performance
Non-Interactive Streaming
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

Royalty Exchange will administer royalties from ASCAP to the buyer on a quarterly basis.

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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