Robbie Williams' “Come Undone”

Earn songwriter royalties from Robbie Williams' controversial hit “Come Undone."


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Top Bid: theodoros z

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: $50,000
Bidding Increment: $1,000
Closing Price: $64,000
End Date: Apr 26, 2017, 3:04 PM MDT
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $11,641
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: May 2017
Fees: $75 ASCAP Assignment Fee


This single-song auction is for songwriter royalties from British pop star Robbie Williams' controversial hit “Come Undone.” In the last 12 months, this song collected $11,641 in international earnings.

“Come Undone” is from Robbie Williams' fifth studio album, Escapology which came out in November 2002. The album debuted at No. 1 on the UK Charts and is certified 5x Platinum in Europe.Come Undone” was released in March 2003 as the second single off the album. The song was a success internationally, charting in 14 different countries.

The controversy surrounding the explicit nature of the song and accompanying music video drove the popularity of the song. The music video was heavily censored and banned by various networks. Today, the official YouTube video has over 13 million views and the song continues to be a fan favorite at Williams' concerts.

While controversial, Robbie Williams popularity is extensive and ongoing. A major player in the pop charts for the last 25 years, he has had as many No. 1 albums in the UK as Madonna. Williams has won a record 18 Brit awards. The most recent in February of this year when he accepted the prestigious BRITs Icon Award. This award recognizes artists who have made a lasting impact on British culture. Previous winners include Sir Elton John and David Bowie.

Key Drivers

Williams' career spans decades and he continues to make name for himself today. Almost 15 years after it's release, the popularity of “Come Undone” lives on. In fact, in the most recent recent distribution the song generated $5,872 in royalties -more than double the amount from the previous quarter.

What is being sold?

100% of the seller's interest in the songwriter's share of public performance royalties attributable to the musical works “Come Undone” (ASCAP Work #330864025).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Possession of the songwriter’s portion of this asset must be taken via a trust, which is required due to ASCAP’s assignment policy. Please see the Post-Auction Process tab for further information.

How does this asset make money?

Every time “Come Undone” is played on the radio, streamed, or performed publicly anywhere in the world, you earn royalties. ASCAP makes payments quarterly and the first distribution you will receive is May 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: ASCAP

About the Royalty Distributor

ASCAP is the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. It is a membership association of more than 575,000 composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP also represents music creators worldwide through agreements with affiliated international societies.


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