Recent Release: Streaming-Driven Hip-Hop

Up for auction is the 2017 release “To My Bed” from Chris Brown’s 2X Platinum album, Heartbreak On a Full Moon.


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Top Bid: eric f

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: $3,000
Bidding Increment: $300
Closing Price: $14,100
End Date: May 16, 2019, 1:22 PM MDT
Dollar Age:

1.12 Years

Last 12 Months' Royalties:


Investment Term: 10 years*
Distributors: ASCAP
Rights Included:

Public Performance

Interests Included:

Songwriter (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution: July 8, 2019
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: ASCAP


Collect royalties from Grammy-winning artist Chris Brown’s hit track “To My Bed.” Released in 2017, “To My Bed” appeared on Brown's eighth studio album, Heartbreak on a Full Moon. The album itself peaked on charts around the world, landing a No. 1 seat in both the US and UK.

Since its release, “To My Bed” has earned nearly $3K in songwriter royalties. The majority of earnings for this collection derived from streaming sources, at 79% of earnings in the last 12 months.

Chris Brown is an internationally renowned artist, it’s no surprise that a large portion of earnings derived overseas. In fact, in the last 12 months alone, over 21% of earnings were collected from outside of the US.

Key Drivers

Hip-Hop/Streaming. This catalog is a perfect example of two trends: hip-hop and streaming's growth worldwide. According to BuzzAngle's 2018 Year End Report, hip-hop is the most popular genre of music in the U.S. The driver for the increase is streaming. Hip-hop/rap tracks accounted for more than a quarter of all on-demand plays on music streaming services in the US in 2018. Streaming accounts for nearly 80% of this catalog’s earnings over the last 12 months.

International. The majority of this catalog’s earnings come from abroad — at 21% of historical earnings. Although international royalty distribution can lag behind domestic payments and arrive with limited detail, as the winner of this auction you’ll be entitled to any past performance royalties paid by ASCAP, regardless of when they were earned.

As this collection earns primarily from countries outside the United States, it’s important to note that international earnings can often be reported to distributors with limited detail. These international earnings often include income from radio, streaming platforms, and TV/Film.

Star Power. Chris Brown is a world-famous performing artist with a large reach. He has over 27 million monthly listeners and is currently ranked 29th in the world for follower count. Chris has been nominated for countless awards from the BET Awards to the Grammys. In fact, in 2012, he was awarded a Grammy for Best R&B Album. His global presence is illustrated in the earnings, with royalties coming from more than 50 countries.

About the Royalty Distributor

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is one of four United States performing rights organizations, along with BMI, 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 ASCAP’s distribution schedule, click here.

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