Rising Hip-Hop Collection

Invest in sales and streaming royalties generated from this catalog of hip-hop tracks from up-and-coming artist KT Foreign.


closing price

Auction Closed

Top Bid: DAVID G

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: $80,000
Bidding Increment: $2,000
Closing Price: $106,000
End Date: Apr 18, 2019, 1:03 PM MDT
Dollar Age:

1.64 Years

Last 12 Months' Royalties: $27,732
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Distributors: EMPIRE
Rights Included:

Sales & Streaming

Interests Included:

Artist & Rightsholder

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution:

May 15, 2019

Distribution Frequency:


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Collect sound recording royalties produced by a catalog of hip-hop music from a rising artist KT Foreign. As the winning bidder, you will earn royalties any time music from this collection is streamed or digitally downloaded.

It will come as no surprise that the majority of this catalog’s income comes from streaming, a whopping 98% of last year’s income in fact. The leading contributing platforms are Apple Music, Spotify, and Pandora, combined they account for 72% of royalties in the last 12 months. Apple Music is the top-producing income source, bringing in 36% of last year's earnings.

The foundation of this collection is the 2017 release “War With Me’ from KT Foreign. The track brought in 77% of last year's royalties and has nearly 3 million spins on Spotify. Other top-earning songs “Get Ya Money, Why You Bullsh**xn,” “No Love,” and “Getting Famous.”

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 platforms Apple Music, Pandora, and Spotify are the leading income sources from this collection — accounting for 72% of last year’s income.

Sound Recordings: Sound recording royalties benefit from streaming disproportionately more than composition-based royalties. If Spotify pays 70-cents of every dollar on music rights, 60-cents of that goes to the sound recording copyright, while the remaining 10-cents goes to the composition copyright.

In the last year, 98% of royalties came from audio streaming services. This is good news for you as the investor, as this catalog earns from the sound recording copyright. 

About the Royalty Distributor

EMPIRE is an American distribution company and record label founded in 2010. EMPIRE provides digital distribution to major streaming platforms and online retailers. They are the go-to digital distribution company for independent artists and record labels to get their music out onto major platforms.

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