R&B Sound Recording Royalties

Bid on sales & streaming royalties produced by “All I See Is You,” from up-and-coming R&B vocalist Meaku.

$27,500

closing price

Auction Closed

Top Bid: Martin 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: $15,500
Bidding Increment: $500
Closing Price: $27,500
End Date: Mar 02, 2018, 3:10 PM MST
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $5,983
Royalty Type: Sales and Streaming
First Payment: April 2018
Buyer Fees: None

Description

This single-song auction offers sound recording royalties produced by the hot single “All I See Is You” from the soulful R&B artist Meaku. Over the last 12 months, this song produced $5,983 in earnings.

Streaming is the primary income source for the royalties generated by "All I See Is You," accounting for 98% of historic income. Spotify the leading source bringing in 93% of earnings over the last year.

“All I See Is You” is the lead single from Meaku’s 2016 Rooted - EP. The song blends traditional R&B styling with Afrobeat and pop, which is a signature sound to Meaku. “All I See Is You” currently buffers almost four million spins on Spotify and is Meaku’s most popular track on the platform. According to Spotify’s data, the majority of listeners for “All I See Is You” prefer to save the song to their personal playlists and libraries. This is further reinforced by the song being “saved” to individual’s music libraries nearly 115,000 times.

If you win this auction, you will earn money from streams and downloads of the single as well as album sales for Rooted - EP  that includes “All I See Is You.” These royalties are collected and paid through CD Baby from sources like Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, etc.

Key Drivers

Spotify. Spotify is the largest source of royalties for “All I See Is You” at 95% of the income to date. The song has appeared on over 100 playlists on the platform. Incidentally, it is featured on the Spotify-curated playlist -- Sexy R&B -- with a collective 59,000+ followers. For an artist, having a song placed on a prominent playlist has become nearly as important as radio play. According to the BuzzAngle 2017 Music Report, 28% of all listening on streaming services come through playlists. “All I See Is You” has the potential to reach a large audience based on the current playlists it's a part of.

On-demand stream activity is up 58.7% industry-wide, according to Nielsen's 2017 year-end report. Moreover, streaming makes up 41% of total listening activity, making it the preferred listening format for music consumers. With streaming as the largest income source for “All I See Is You,” the surge across the music industry overall is worth noting.

New Album Release. Meaku is currently working on another album, slated to drop later in 2018. For an artist, a new release can help reinvigorate their back catalog, like “All I See Is You.” New albums can draw interest from first-time listeners and reignite existing fans' interest in an artist and their older works.

What is being sold?

100% of Seller's interest in the sales, streaming, and all royalties (except synchronization, and non-interactive digital performance royalties paid directly by SoundExchange) attributable to the single and album version of the sound recording "All I See Is You" by Meaku (ISRCs: ushm21534538 & ushm91644871). All royalties earned from Vydia and SoundCloud are excluded from the sale. 

BUYBACK OPTION

The seller has the option to repurchase the royalty share from the winning bidder, for the first two years after the sale, for 150% of the final auction price.

How does this asset make money?

Every time "All I See Is You" is streamed on-demand or digitally downloaded through sources like Spotify, iTunes, or Apple Music, you will earn money. Royalty Exchange will administer royalties from CD Baby to the buyer on a monthly basis and the first payment will be April 2018.

What rights are included?

  Musical Composition Sound Recording
Copyrights included? No
Rights:
Mechanical
Public Performance
Sync
Sales
Non-Interactive Streaming
Sync
Sources: Internet Streaming, AM/FM & Satellite Radio, Digital Downloads, CD Sales, TV/Film/Commercial Placements & Performances, etc. Internet Streaming & Digital Downloads
Distributors: CD Baby

About the Royalty Distributor

CD Baby's mission is simple: to help musicians make money from their music. CD Baby started in 1998 as an online CD store and has grown to become the largest global digital distributor of independent music and the largest publishing rights administrator in the world. CD Baby represents over 650,000 recording artists, 100,000 songwriters, half a million albums, and more than 7 million tracks across 800+ genres. CD Baby as paid out more than $500 million to independent musicians, songwriters, and labels.

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