R&B & Hip-Hop With Film & TV Placements

Invest in a diverse catalog of music with placements in popular films and television. Included is music from R&B superstar Chris Brown, Hip-Hop Duo CHAPTABOIS, & more!


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Top Bid: C R H

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: $30,000
Bidding Increment: $1,000
Closing Price: $58,000
End Date: Jun 14, 2017, 3:11 PM MDT
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $9,834
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 this catalog that includes music from R&B superstar Chris Brown, hip-hop duo CHAPTABOIS, and more. Driving this catalog's income are placements in popular films and television shows. The last four quarters produced $9,834 in royalties... growing more than 60% over the previous four quarters.

This catalog's income is spread across a variety of songs and artists. Included is a songwriting share of Chris Brown's “Wrist” off the RIAA-certified gold album Royalty. Billboard calls Wrist” “one of the standout moments” on the album. Since released in December 2015, streaming has driven the income for this song. “Wrist” has more than 33 million plays on Spotify and 24 million YouTube views.

The majority of the income comes from television & film placements. These placements range from Fox Sports programming to popular TV shows and hit films. This catalog includes many songs by hip-hop duo CHAPTABOIS. Their music has been used in hit movies such as Southpaw with Jake Gyllenhall, Snitch featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Camp X-Ray with Kristen Stewart. Their music has also been used in popular TV shows like Orange Is the New Black and American Horror Story.

While the majority of songs up for auction are for the songwriter share, the seller owns both a publishing interest and songwriter interest in two of the Chaptabois songs: “Disaster” and “Settle Down.” This means you will earn both a publishing and songwriting royalty from any public performances of these two songs.

Key Drivers

1) 76% of this catalog's income comes from television & film. These high-profile placements in popular TV and movies can result in significant public performance royalties. Every time a movie or TV show that uses one of these songs is streamed or aired on television, you will collect money.

2) The publishing rights for some of the songs in this catalog are owned by Wild Whirled Music, a boutique production music company that licenses music for film and television. Wild Whirled Music has successfully placed songs from this catalog in Fox Sports programming, in popular TV shows such as LA Ink, Psych, Parks and Recreation, and in the Adam Sandler movie That's My Boy. The winner of this auction will benefit from Wild Whirled Music's continued efforts to find new and recurring placements for this catalog in both TV and film.

What is being sold?

100% of the seller's interest in the songwriter's share of public performance royalties attributable to the seller's catalog of musical works. The seller also has a publishing share in two of the works and 100% of the royalties attributable to those two songs are also included. See the “Financials” tab for a full track list.

How does this asset make money?

Every time “Wrist” or any song in this catalog, is played on Spotify, used in a film or television show that airs, 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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