R&B From Babyface

Collect royalties from this R&B catalog highlighted by singles from the 11-time Grammy winner Babyface and more.


closing price

Auction Closed

Top Bid: Eric 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: $22,000
Bidding Increment: $1,000
Closing Price: $81,000
End Date: Dec 19, 2017, 3:19 PM MST
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $12,977
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: January 2018
Buyer Fees: $250 ASCAP Assignment Fee


This catalog features royalties generated by legendary singer and producer Babyface along with other R&B artists. In the last 12 months, this collection has earned $12,977 of income.

Four songs from Babyface's 2015 album Return of the Tender Lover anchor this catalog — accounting for 81% of historic earnings. Return of the Tender Lover is Babyface's tenth studio album, paying homage to his classic 1989 album, Tender Lover. The album was also Babyface's first solo album of new studio material in 10 years. Return of the Tender Lover peaked at No. 39 on the Billboard 200 and No. 5 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

“We've Got Love” was the lead single from the album and is the catalog's biggest earner with 47% of royalties. Along with “We've Got Love” is the title “Exceptional,” which brings in 33% of revenue. Rounding out the Babyface tracks included in the auction are “Something Bout You" and "Our Love."

This collection also contains the songs “Brokenhearted” from pop duo Kalin and Miles, “L.A.N.C.E” featuring June's Diary and “Perfect” performed by Christian hip-hop artist Tedashii.

Key Drivers

1.) Likely the most interesting aspect of this catalog is Babyface himself. Known for his skills not only as a singer, he's also a multifaceted musician, songwriter and record producer. He has written and produced more than 20 No. 1 R&B hits throughout his career and amassed 11 Grammy Awards.

2.) Since the majority of earnings come from Babyface's recent album, Return of the Tender Lover, it's no surprise that radio is the largest source of revenue. Radio earnings account for 70% of this catalog's earnings to-date. Although the radio income is beginning to level off, these royalties are still coming in.

Songs that experience significant radio play often build a foundation of streaming and other types of income as the radio royalties begin to slow down. Streaming accounts for 13% of the catalog's royalties thus far. Streaming royalties are on the rise worldwide. If you're interested in learning more about streaming revenues' significant growth across the industry, click here.

3.) Babyface has a tour on the books beginning in January through early March 2018. Since Return of the Tender Lover is Babyface's latest release, a tour can help draw interest to the album from new listeners and reengage existing fans. Finally, Babyface is said to be currently working on a new solo album, which can also bring interest and awareness to an artist's back catalog.

What is being sold?

100% of the seller's interest in the songwriter's & publisher's share of public performance royalties attributable to the seller's catalog of musical work. See the “Financials” tab for a full track list.

How does this asset make money?

Every time “We've Got Love” or any song in this catalog, is played on the radio, Sirius XM, Spotify, or any other type of public performance, you earn royalties. Royalty Exchange will administer payments from ASCAP and the first distribution you will receive is January 2018.

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

About the Royalty Distributor

ASCAP is the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. It is a membership association of more than 575,000 composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP also represents music creators worldwide through agreements with affiliated international societies.

Similar Auctions


This action is restricted to Royalty Exchange users.
Please, sign in or create a free account to continue.

Sign In Register