Production Music: Sportscasts & Reality TV

This catalog generates earnings from music licensed for regional sports programming and cable reality TV series.


closing price

Auction Closed

Top Bid: Marcus H

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: $6,700
Bidding Increment: $75
Closing Price: $12,100
End Date: May 27, 2020, 3:00 PM MDT
Dollar Age: 6.49 Years
Last 12 Months' Royalties:


Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Distributors: BMI
Rights Included:

Public Performance

Interests Included:

Songwriter (U.S. Only)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution (paid 30 days from receipt): June 12, 2020
Distribution Frequency: Quarterly
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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: BMI


Invest in this production music catalog with placements in sports broadcasts and reality TV.

This catalog was acquired on Royalty Exchange in 2018—you can see that auction here. The investor is now selling the asset.


This catalog has stable returns over the last eight quarters, up 1% year-over-year. Nearly all royalties (923%) came from TV/Film sources, with streaming video (sources like Netflix or Hulu) adding 6% of last year’s earnings. 

You’ll notice earnings in Q4-2017 were minimal ($1.33). That is because there was a reduction in reported cue sheets to BMI for that performance period. Cue sheets are the primary means by which performing rights organizations track the use of music in films and TV. BMI's calculation of royalties depends upon a detailed and accurate cue sheet submitted by the production company for TV series. 


The music included in the sale has a variety of sounds, ranging from heavy hip-hop to acoustic guitar to electronic dance and tracks with pop-like vocals. What’s interesting is the catalog seems to lend itself predominately to sportscast placements.

The top TV placement for the catalog (34%) is the Dan Majerle Show, a GCU Athletics television show with 10 episodes every school year. The top-performing single musical cue is “Big Game” bringing in 50% of last year’s returns and 45% of all time. The song is used in dozens of sports broadcasts — ranging from daily highlight reels to NBA, NHL, and NCAA basketball pregame shows — as well as TV competitions, Dancing With The Stars and American Idol.

Other placements to note are TV Land’s Younger, E!’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Access Hollywood, VH1’s Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, and Degrassi: Next Class.

Key Drivers

Production Library.  The original songwriter has licensed many of the included songs to both First Com Music and Atomica Music Library. First Com Music is an online production music library source for licensing music and sound effects for broadcast, film, multimedia, and corporate productions. Atomica Music Library provides license-ready music that’s specifically created and produced for commercials and TV programming. You can hear sample tracks from the seller's catalog on both the First Com and Atomica Music websites —  take a look at the “Media” tab.

These companies have licensed music from this catalog to their production archives. Whenever production groups are creating an episode of a TV series or advertisement, they will solicit music from production music libraries (like First Com Music) to use. If music from this catalog is used in future series/shows, you will earn public performance royalties once the episode airs on TV. Essentially, as the winner of this auction, you will benefit from these songs being part of large production house libraries.

About the Royalty Distributor

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is one of four United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP, 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 BMI’s distribution schedule, click here.

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