Recent Releases from Rising Hip-Hop/R&B Artists

Invest in songwriter royalties by up-and-coming artists Bas and VanJess.


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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: $19,000
Bidding Increment: $1,000
Closing Price: $30,000
End Date: Mar 27, 2018, 3:00 PM MDT
Investment Term: 10 Years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $9,167
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: June 2018
Buyer Fees: None

*Please see the FAQ tab for more information on the 10-year investment term.


This catalog features music released in the last two years from up-and-coming R&B and hip-hop artists as its main drivers. Bid to collect the next 10 years of royalty payments from music by Bas and VanJess. In the last 12 months, this music earned $9,167.

Songs from hip-hop artist Bas contribute the majority of the income. “Clouds Never Get Old” and “Ricochet” make up 61% of royalties in the last 12 months. These songs are off Bas’ second studio album Too High To Riot which debuted in 2016 at No. 49 on the Billboard 200 Chart. Popular hip-hop artist J.Cole signed Bas to Dreamville/Interscope records in 2013. Bas frequently collaborates with J. Cole as well as other big names in hip-hop like 50 Cent and DJ Khaled.

The sister duo VanJess gained recognition from their popular YouTube mashups and covers. Since then, they transitioned from singing covers to releasing their own music. Their reach has expanded from YouTube, with a song placement in the last season of HBO’s TV show Insecure and music currently featured on Spotify official playlists. In 2016 they released “Touch the Floor” which is this catalog’s second-highest earner, bringing in 29% of income in the last 12 months.

Key Drivers

Tours and New Music. Bas and VanJess are actively touring throughout the spring and summer this year. Tours give artists the chance to solidify their current fan base and expand their reach to new listeners. Bas is opening for popular hip-hop artist J Cole at the upcoming Rolling Festival in Miami, Switzerland’s OpenAir Fraunfeld, and the Wireless Festival in London. VanJess is touring throughout Europe this spring with Little Simz.

In addition to touring, both artists have new albums slated for release this year. New releases can help boost an artist's back catalog because new music draws discovery among new fans who are listening to these artists for the first time.

What is being sold?

10 years of royalty payments derived from 100% of the seller's interest in the songwriter's share of domestic (U.S.) public performance royalties attributable to the seller's catalog of musical works. See the “Financials” tab for a full track list.

How does this asset make money?

Every time “Clouds Never Get Old.” or any song in this catalog, is played on Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, or any other type of public performance, you earn royalties. BMI makes payments quarterly and the first distribution you will receive is June 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: 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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