Publishing Royalties: Streaming Driven Hip-Hop

This auction features publishing royalties from multiple works including Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign and other hip-hop hitmakers.


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Top Bid: Elie S

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: $7,000
Bidding Increment: $400
Closing Price: $9,400
End Date: Jul 01, 2019, 1:06 PM MDT
Dollar Age:

1.67 Years

Last 12 Months' Royalties: $4,138
Investment Term: 10 years*
Distributors: ASCAP
Rights Included:

Public Performance

Interests Included:

Publisher (U.S. Only)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution (paid 30 days from receipt):

September 20, 2019

Distribution Frequency: Quarterly
Buyer Fees:


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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: ASCAP


Up for auction are publishing royalties from a hip-hop collection featuring two new releases and two older, more established tracks. Making up with 55% of recent earnings, is Wiz Khalifa’s 2018 release “Something New” featuring Ty Dolla $ign. 46% of this individual tracks historical earnings derive from streaming sources.

The additional new release from this catalog is, “Dangerous Games” from the Grammy-winning hip-hop group 112’s 2017 reunion album, Q Mike Slim Daron. Contributing to 48% of recent earnings, the track earns predominantly from radio, while also claiming over two million spins on Spotify.

This collection also features multiple older releases including Christian hip-hop Trip Lee’s “Sweet Victory,” and Lecrae’s “Nuthin.” Collectively, these works contribute to 17% of historical earnings and claim over 13 million spins on YouTube.


Hip-Hop/Streaming. This catalog is a perfect example of two trends: hip-hop and streaming's growth worldwide. According to BuzzAngle's 2018 Year End Report, hip-hop is the most popular genre of music in the U.S. The driver for the increase is streaming. Hip-hop/rap tracks accounted for more than a quarter of all on-demand plays on music streaming services in the US in 2018. Streaming accounts for 38% of this catalog’s earnings over the last 12 months and these earnings are up significantly in the same period.

Radio. Radio is one of the largest sources of revenue for this catalog, accounting for 48% of historic royalties. Although radio royalties are still being generated, they could eventually level off. Typically, songs that experience significant radio play can often build a foundation for other types of income.

Case in point: streaming. Historically, streaming brought in 33% of royalties. In the last 12 months, however, streaming accounted for 38% of royalties. Streaming royalties are also seeing a 6% increase over the last 12 months. So as we're seeing as the radio royalties begin to slow down, other income sources (streaming) begin to increase.

About the Royalty Distributor

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is one of four United States performing rights organizations, along with BMI, 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 ASCAP’s distribution schedule, click here.

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