Royalties from a Hit French Song and More

Bid on 100% of the songwriter's share of royalties for a catalog of 21 songs. This catalog is a mix of Pop and R&B songs with both a domestic and international presence. Songs include “Love Not Money” by Maude, which was featured in the French Top 20, and “Rag Doll” by Vali, which was used in the movie Last Vegas starring Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman.

ASCAP will distribute the royalties to the winner of this auction on a quarterly basis. The winner of the auction will receive the first royalty check in October 2016. This asset has generated $563.09 in the most recent 4 quarters of statements. More detailed financial information can be found in the “Financials” tab below.

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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: $500
Bidding Increment: $50
Closing Price: $6,050
End Date: Jul 26, 2016, 3:00 PM MDT
Total Bids 62
Past 12 Month's Royalties $563

What Is Being Sold?

100% of the seller’s interest in the songwriter’s share of the public performance royalties generated by the seller’s ASCAP catalog

How Does this Asset Make Money?

Every time songs from the catalog play on iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, or any other type of public performance, you earn royalties. ASCAP will distribute the royalties to the winner of this auction on a quarterly basis. The winner will receive the first domestic royalties payment in October 2016 and the first international royalties payment in November 2016.

What Is Interesting About this Asset?

There are three featured songs in this catalog. “Love Not Money” by the French artist Maude was released in 2014 and featured in the French Top 20. Today, it has over four million views on YouTube. “Trouble” by Ginuwine feat. Bun B, released in 2010, is on Ginuwine's album A Man's Thoughts, which debuted at number nine on the Billboard Top 200. “Rag Doll,” by Vali was used in the 2013 film Last Vegas featuring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline and Morgan Freeman.

Since inception, these three songs make up 88% of the catalog's income. Every time a fan streams “Love Not Money” (or any other song in this catalog), or Last Vegas airs on TV, you earn money!

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.

What Rights Are Included?

This auction is for 100% of the royalty earnings from the seller’s public performance rights as the songwriter for this ASCAP catalog. “Public performance rights” are rights songwriters license to third parties to play their music in public. The seller is registered with ASCAP, who issues licenses on the seller’s behalf and collects and pays royalties to the seller. Anytime these songs are played on the radio, streamed on the Internet, or appear in a television show or movie, the songwriter earns a royalty.

The seller will retain the ownership of his interest in the musical composition copyrights.

About the Royalty Distributors

ASCAP is a membership association of more than 575,000 composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music. Through agreements with affiliated international societies, ASCAP also represents hundreds of thousands of music creators worldwide.


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