Production Music In Hit Reality TV + More

This catalog has seen positive quarterly growth in 2017 and features music used in Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Catfish: The TV Show, NBA programming and hundreds of other series!


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Top Bid: kenn g


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: $17,000
Bidding Increment: $500
Closing Price: $32,500
End Date: Oct 30, 2017, 3:05 PM MDT
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
20% of Last 12 Months' Royalties: $6,232
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: December 2017
Buyer Fees: $250 One-Time ASCAP Assignment Fee* and 5% Administration Fee Per Quarter**

*A one-time ASCAP reassignment fee of $250 will be added to the final sale price on the invoice.

**Royalty Exchange will administer royalties to the winning bidder and deduct a 5% administration fee from each payment. If the administration fee had been in effect over the last 12 months, the fee would have been $312.


The royalties from this production music catalog have grown each quarter of 2017. Over the last 12 months, this assest earned $6,232.

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 source is E's long-running reality TV series Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Music placed throughout the series accounts for 29% of historic income. After 10 years on air, Keeping Up With The Kardashians had its 14th season premiere in October 2017. To date, music from this collection is used in over 50 separate episodes of the series. To promote the new season, E aired reruns of the series during the entire month of September. If an episode aired with music from this catalog during that marathon, 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 LA and Black Ink Crew and TruTV's Impractical Jokers. Catfish: The TV Show is currently demonstrating recent growth of 8% over the previous four quarters' earnings.

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.

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 “Documents” 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 uses 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 December 2017.

What rights are included?

  Musical Composition Sound Recording
Copyright included: No
Royalty 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.
Distributed by: ASCAP, Royalty Exchange

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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