Royalties from Flo Rida's "Whistle" + More

Bid on royalties generated by the multi-Platinum single “Whistle” from Flo Rida, along with other tracks from Nelly and Christina Aguilera.



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Top Bid: Andrew B

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Starting Price: $9,500
Bidding Increment: $300
Closing Price: $16,400
End Date: Dec 10, 2019, 3:00 PM MST
Dollar Age:

6.78 Years

Last 12 Months' Royalties: $2,979
Investment Term: 10 years*
Distributors: ASCAP
Rights Included:

Public Performance

Interests Included:

Songwriter (U.S. Only)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution (paid 30 days from receipt):

January 6, 2020

Distribution Frequency: Quarterly
Buyer Fees:

1% of closing price or $500 (whichever is greater)

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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


This collection is highlighted by the global smash “Whistle” performed by hip-hop star Flo Rida. “Whistle” brought in 93% of this catalog’s royalties in the last year. 

Released first as a single in September of 2011 and then again in 2012 on the album Wild Ones, “Whistle” became a pop/hip-hop crossover hit with massive worldwide popularity. The song charted in 37 countries, snagging the No. 1 position in 20 countries, including the top position on four different Billboard charts. “Whistle” is 5x Platinum-certified with nearly 299+ million spins on Spotify, while the video has over 470 million YouTube views to date.  

Also included in this collection are “Hey Porche” from hip-hop artist Nelly, “Army of Me” performed by pop star Christina Aguilera, and “Dirty Work” from hip-hop artists Akon and Wiz Khalifa. These three songs collectively account for the remaining 7% of last year’s earnings.


Key Drivers

Dollar Age. This collection of songs has a Dollar Age of 6.78. 

The highest-earning track “Whistle” was released in 2011 and impressively royalties have grown 5% year-over-year. Other top-earning songs have release dates from 2013 to 2016. A catalog containing mature works is something worth noting as an investor. This can help sustain a catalog's earnings moving forward.

Streaming Growth Worldwide. According to IFPI’S Global Music Report 2019, streaming revenues were up 34% in 2018, accounting for nearly half (47%) of total recorded music revenues. By the end of 2018, there were 255 million users of paid subscription accounts globally. 

This is good news for you as the investor, as 89% of last year's income came from streaming and saw 13% growth from the prior year.

About the Royalty Distributor

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is one of four United States performing rights organizations, along with BMI, SESAC & Global Music Rights. It collects license fees from music users on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. For more information on ASCAP’s distribution schedule, click here.

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