R&B From Usher, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown

Invest in this streaming-driven R&B catalog highlighted by songs from Usher, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Tyrese, Trey Songz, and more. 


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Top Bid: mark h

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Starting Price: $94,250
Bidding Increment: $3,000
Closing Price: $112,250
End Date: Nov 26, 2019, 1:14 PM MST
Dollar Age:

3.73 Years

Last 12 Months' Royalties: $31,873
Investment Term: 10 years*
Distributors: BMI
Rights Included:

Public Performance 

Interests Included:

Songwriter (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution (paid 30 days from receipt):

January 17, 2020

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: BMI


Up for bid is an offering featuring some of the biggest names in R&B, including Grammy-winners Usher, Mary J. Blige, and Chris Brown, plus Platinum-selling artists Tyrese and Trey Songz

The highlight of this catalog is the diversity among its income distribution and song age. Release dates for income-producing songs range from 2011 to 2018, with the highest-earning song only bringing in 18% of last year’s income. This means you’re not tied to the success of a single title and there is built-in diversity from the mix of older and newer releases.

Streaming is the leading revenue source, accounting for 55% of last year’s royalties. It’s also showing the second-best year-over-year stability, averaging nearly $4,400/quarter over the last four quarters. 

“No Limit” from Grammy-winner Usher and rapper Young Thug is this catalog’s top-producing track with 18% of last year’s revenue. Released in 2016 as the lead single on Hard II Love, “No Limit” charted well peaking at No. 9 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. To date, the song has over 95 million streams on Spotify, while the official YouTube video has 186+ million views. 

This collection also features “U + Me (Love Lessons)” from R&B icon Mary J. Blige. The 2017 single captured the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs chart and brought in 15% of revenue last year. Other top tracks include 2018’s “Forever” from R&B duo Ar'mon & Trey, “What’s Best For You” performed by Trey Songz, “Stay” from Grammy-nominee Tyrese, and "Who's Gonna (Nobody)" by Chris Brown.   

Key Drivers

Diversity in Song Income Mix. Revenues are also widely distributed — the single highest-earning song “No Limit” only accounts for 16% of last year’s revenue. This means the catalog’s earnings are not tied to the success of a single track and provides built-in diversification.

Dollar Age. This catalog has a Dollar Age of 3.73 years. The majority of royalties earned in the last 12 months came from songs that have collected royalties for close to four years. In this case specifically, the Dollar Age demonstrates a diverse income mix between new(er) releases and more mature works. This can help sustain a catalog's earnings moving forward.

Radio Income. Radio is the largest source of revenue for this catalog, accounting for 56% 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 only brought in 23% of royalties. In the last 12 months, however, streaming accounted for 55% of royalties. So as we're seeing the radio royalties begin to slow down, other income sources (streaming) begin to increase.

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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