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Apr 26, 2017, 3:04 PM MDT
Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties:
$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 whichcame 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.
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?
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.
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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.
Public performance royalties are payments made by radio stations, hotels, restaurants, night clubs, etc. to the composition copyright holder(s) for each public performance of the copyrighted work. In the U.S., public performance royalties are typically paid to performing rights organizations (e.g., ASCAP, BMI) who then distribute the royalties to the copyright holder(s).
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non-interactive digital performance royalties
The royalties owed to the creator(s) of a musical composition which are paid in return for the right to reproduce, distribute, or perform the copyrighted work.
A musical composition is one of the two copyrightable parts of a recorded song. It consists of the song's music, including any accompanying words, (i.e. the portion of a song that is capable of being fully expressed as sheet music) and is separate from any particular recording of the song or its performance by any particular artist.
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rights owner's share
The portion of royalties owed to the performers of a sound recording in return for the right to perform the copyrighted work via non-interactive, digital services (e.g., Pandora, Spotify).
The portion of royalties owed to the music publisher which are paid in return for the right to reproduce, distribute, or perform a copyrighted musical composition, arising from a contractual obligation (i.e. a publishing agreement) or employer-employee relationship with the creator of composition (i.e. the songwriter(s)).
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