Publishing Royalties: Drakes' "Redemption"

Collect publishing royalties on “Redemption” from multi-Platinum artist Drake! Please see note on investment term.


closing price

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Top Bid: Thomas D

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: $4,000
Bidding Increment: $150
Closing Price: $8,350
End Date: Aug 08, 2019, 3:00 PM MDT
Dollar Age:

2.97 Years

Last 12 Months' Royalties: $1,514

SEPTEMBER 25, 2028*

Distributors: Sony/ATV
Rights Included:

Mechanical, Public Performance, Sync

Interests Included:

Songwriter/Co-Publisher (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution: September 30, 2019
Distribution Frequency: Biannually
Buyer Fees:


* This catalog is are a resale of a previous 10-Year term auction. The term for this catalog ends on September 25, 2028. Please see the FAQ tab for more information on the 10-year investment term.

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What rights are included?

  Musical Composition Sound Recording
Copyrights included? No
Public Performance
Sources: Internet Streaming, AM/FM & Satellite Radio, Digital Downloads, CD Sales, TV/Film/Commercial Placements & Performances, etc. Internet Streaming, Satellite Radio, Digital Downloads, CD Sales, TV/Film/Commercial Placements & Performances, Samples, etc.
Distributors: Sony/ATV


Here’s an opportunity to invest in publishing royalties generated by the Platinum-selling single: “Redemption” from megastar Drake.

As the winner of the auction, you’ll collect the publisher's share of sync, mechanical, and public performance royalties. The largest income source for “Redemption” is mechanical royalties — royalties earned when music is either physically sold (CDs), downloaded (iTunes), or streamed online (Spotify). These mechanical royalties make up 62% of earnings in the last 12 months.

Released in 2016 “Redemption” peaked at No. 61 on Billboard Hot 100. The song is certified-Platinum by the RIAA and has racked up nearly 85+ million spins on Spotify. What’s more, Drake holds the record for the most-streamed artist in the world with 8.2 billion streams in 2018 alone. 

“Redemption” was featured on Drake's 4x Platinum album Views -- which spent 13 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart. The album was nominated for Album of the year as well as Best Rap Album at the 2017 Grammys. Views also became the first album to accumulate one billion streams on Apple Music.


Income Mix. The winner of this auction can receive income from three different royalty streams:

  • Mechanical: Royalties paid to songwriters and artists when music is sold (think CD or vinyl) but also when music is streamed (streaming mechanicals) “on-demand” (like Spotify).

  • Performance: Royalties paid to songwriters when music is performed publicly. Music played over the radio, in a restaurant or bar, or over a service like Spotify or Pandora is considered a public performance.

  • Synchronization: Royalties paid to songwriters and publishers for the licensing of a song in music for a movie, TV show, or commercial.

Drake’s Massive Popularity. In June 2018, the RIAA announced that Drake is the top-certified singles artist ever with 142 million certified units. Drake also holds a number of historic Billboard chart records including Most Simultaneously Charted Hot 100 Titles, Most Top 10 Hot 100 Debuts in a Week, Most Hot 100 Top 10s Among Solo Males and many more. Click here to view the full list.

Drake just recently released a new album and while he is not currently on tour, he did just wrap up a hugely successful world tour which consisted of a week residency at Europe’s top-grossing concert venue, London’s famed O2 Arena. While new songs are not included in this auction, the release of new music and active tours reengages existing fans and draws discovery among new fans.

About the Royalty Distributor

Sony/ATV Music Publishing is an American music publishing company owned by Sony through Sony Entertainment. It is the world’s largest music publishing company with a network of 37 offices in 29 cities and 22 countries across the globe. Since 2012 Sony/ATV has administered EMI Music Publishing, further extending the reach of the songs, songwriters, and artists it represents. Sony/ATV’s distribution schedule is biannual.

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