Production Music: Reality TV Series + Sportscasts

Invest in this production catalog with music used in NBA sports broadcasts, cable reality TV series and more. 


closing price

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Top Bid: First 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: $3,200
Bidding Increment: $150
Closing Price: $12,650
End Date: May 08, 2018, 3:00 PM MDT
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $1,523
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: June 2018
Buyer Fees: None


This auction features a collection of production music used in sports programming and reality TV series. Over the last four quarters, this catalog produced $1,523 in royalties.

Production music is a vital part of the TV and radio industry. In fact, the Production Music Association’s Joe Saba called it a “$1 billion global industry hidden in plain sight.” Right now, demand for this type of music is at an all-time high.

The top-earning placement this catalog received is The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Music placed throughout the series accounts for 30% of historic income. This collection contains three tracks used across nine separate episodes of  Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Every time one of those episodes airs on TV, as the winning bidder you'll collect royalties. Of Bravo's reality franchise  The Real Housewives — the Atlanta series happens to be the most popular on the network.

Songs in this offering also seem to attract sportscast placements. Recent sports programming with this catalog's music include NCAA Basketball, NBA, NASCAR and WWE. Check out the "Media" tab to hear a few of the tracks.

Other TV series that have used songs from this catalog are the Canadian talk show The Social, E!’s E Talk, VH1’s T.I. And Tiny, and Love and Hip Hop Hollywood, among others.

Key Drivers

Many of these works are managed by Jingle Punks, a boutique production music company that places and licenses music for TV, film, video games, and advertisements.

Whenever production groups are creating new content — a TV program, commercial or film — they look for music within vast production music libraries, like Jingle Punks. If music from this catalog is used in future series/shows and those shows air on TV, you will earn royalties for those performances. Essentially, as the winner of this auction, you will benefit from these songs being part of a production library, without having to work the music yourself.

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

What is being sold?

100% of the seller's interest in the songwriter's share of public performance royalties attributable to the seller'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 that uses any of the songs in this catalog, a public performance royalty is generated. This means every time The Real Housewives of Atlanta or any other show, uses a music from this catalog and airs on TV, you will earn money.

Royalty Exchange will administer quarterly payments from BMI. The next BMI distribution will occur in June 2018, disbursed to you by Royalty Exchange in July 2018.

Unless the buyer opts out of the opportunity, this listing will automatically be relisted as a "Buy It Now" sale at a premium over the closing price. The relisted asset will remain live until it is purchased, or until its first royalty distribution. This gives the winning bidder the chance to earn an immediate return on the asset while awaiting the first royalty payment.

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: BMI

About the Royalty Distributor

BMI represents more than 10.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 700,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. BMI supports businesses and organizations that play music publicly by offering blanket music licenses that permit them to play more than 10.5 million musical works.

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