Production Music: Hot Reality TV Shows

Here's a catalog of production music featured in very popular reality shows: Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Total Divas, Total Bellas, Bad Girls Club, True Life and more!


closing price

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Top Bid: Troy E

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: $30,000
End Date: Sep 14, 2017, 2:01 PM MDT
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
50% Last 12 Months' Royalties: $5,060
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: September 2017
Fees: $75 ASCAP Assignment Fee* & $50 Account Set Up Fee**

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

**Assignment of publisher royalties must be assigned to an ASCAP publisher account. ASCAP charges a $50 setup fee to create an account, this will be paid by the buyer upon account setup on ASCAP's website.


Production music is a vital part of the TV and radio industry. It's used in the background or for transitions during shows and commercials etc. Right now, the demand for this type of music is at an all-time high, since global TV production activity has doubled over the last six years.

Up for bid is 50% of the publisher's share of public performance royalties for this catalog of production music. Music in this catalog is featured in some very well-known reality TV series such as E's Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Total Divas, Total Bellas, Oxygen's Bad Girls Club, MTV's True Life and The Real World Go Big Or Go Home and many more. Over the last four quarters, the catalog has brought in $5,059.

The highlight of the catalog's placements is from E's long-running reality TV series Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Music placed throughout the series accounts for 37% of the catalog's historic income.

After 10 years on air, the series is celebrating its 14th season premiering in October 2017. For this catalog, music used in Keeping Up With The Kardashians is currently seeing growth in earnings--31% over the last four quarters. To date, music from this collection is used in 39 separate episodes. With the new season's upcoming premiere, E is airing reruns all month. For example, an episode with music from this catalog is scheduled to air on September 12, 2017.

If you'd like to learn more about production music, check out this link.

Key Drivers

This auction is for 50% of the publisher's share of public performance royalties of the catalog. The seller is retaining a 50% share. This means that they still hold a vested interest in the catalog and will continue to work the catalog for placements.

For example, the seller has licensing deals with both Viacom and Bunim/Murray. Viacom produces reality TV shows on MTV, Spike, TV Land and VH1. Bunim/Murray is a production house responsible for reality TV successes like Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Real World, Total Divas and Life of Kylie. These companies have licensed music from this catalog to their production libraries. Whenever they create an episode, they pull music from their vast production music libraries to use in the program. If music from this catalog is used in future series/shows, you and the seller will both earn royalties. Essentially, as the winner of this auction, you will benefit from these songs being part of large production house libraries.

What is being sold?

50% of the seller's interest in the publisher's share of public performance royalties attributable to the seller's catalog of musical works in the seller's catalog of songs administered by ASCAP. See the “Financials” tab for a full track list.

How does this asset make money?

Every time a network airs a television show that uses any of the songs in this catalog, a public performance royalty is generated. This means every time Keeping Up With The Kardashians or any other show, uses music from this catalog and airs on television, you will earn money. ASCAP makes payments quarterly and the first distribution you will receive is September 2017.

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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