R&B and Pop Music With Global Earnings

Collect 50% of public performance royalties from a diverse catalog that ranges from R&B to J-Pop and collects income in over 50 countries.


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Top Bid: Larry R

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: $8,500
Bidding Increment: $250
Closing Price: $22,250
End Date: May 11, 2017, 2:09 PM MDT
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $2,963
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: June 2017
Fees: $500 BMI Payee Account Fee*

*BMI charges a one-time fee of $500 to open a new payee account, which will be debited from the payee's first royalty distribution. Once opened, multiple royalty streams can be routed to the buyer's payee account. If you already have a BMI payee account, there is no fee.


Invest in 50% of songwriter royalties from a diverse catalog of music that ranges from R&B to J-pop. These 365 songs collect royalties in over 50 countries across a variety of artists and genres. In the last 12 months, 50% of their royalties generated $2,963.

The Canadian hit “Like Magic” by R&B recording artist JRDN generates 31% of the income to date. JRDN launched his career competing in Canadian Idol. “Like Magic” is the second single from his 2010 debut album IAMJRDN. The song reached No. 24 on the Canadian Hot 100, and the music video topped the MuchMusic Countdown, earning it the No. 1 Song Award from Canadian performance rights organization SOCAN.

A quarter of the income comes from Japan due to several J-Pop and K-pop songs. “Replay” by the South Korean R&B/pop group SHINee, is the second highest earner in this catalog. The song was a success in Korea, with Japanese version released in 2011 (certified Gold). Today, the Youtube video boasts over 7.8 million views.

A more recent addition to this catalog is American R&B singer Charlie Wilson's “My Favorite Part of You.” The song was released in 2015 and received a Grammy nomination the following year. With a career spanning over a decade, Wilson shows no sign of slowing down. He continues to release new music, his latest album came out in February of this year, and he is active on the tour circuit with several dates planned through the summer.

Key Drivers

76% of this catalogs royalty income is from outside the United States. This is a diverse catalog, with income spread across various artists and genres and royalties coming from over 50 countries.

What is being sold?

50% of the seller's interest in the songwriter's share of public performance royalties attributable to the seller's catalog of musical works administered by BMI. See the “Financials” tab for a full track list.

How does this asset make money?

Every time “Like Magic” or any song in this catalog, is played on the radio, Sirius XM, Pandora, or any other type of public performance, you earn royalties. BMI makes payments quarterly and the first distribution you will receive is June 2017.

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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