Sales & Streaming: Dance/Choreography Music

Earn 30% of sound recording royalties from music written for dancers and choreographers featured in hit TV shows including ABC's Dancing With the Stars, Dance Moms, So You Think You Can Dance, and more


closing price

Auction Closed

Top Bid: Chris D

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: $14,500
Bidding Increment: $500
Closing Price: $30,000
End Date: Oct 16, 2017, 3:02 PM MDT
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
30% of Last 12 Months' Royalties: $4,818
Royalty Type: Sales and Streaming
First Payment: December 2017
Buyer Fees: 5% Administration Fee

*For royalties administered by Royalty Exchange, a 5% administration fee will be deducted from each payment.

Please Note: New data became available after this catalog was initially listed. The updated data is now reflected in the last 12 months' earnings, the Raw Data, and the following financial charts: TuneCore Monthly Royalties & Royalty Earnings Last 12 Months.


This is a unique opportunity to earn 30% of sound recording royalties from music written for and featured in hit TV shows including ABC's Dancing With the Stars, Dance Moms, So You Think You Can Dance, and more. In the past 12 months, 30% of the royalties earned $4,818.

Up for auction is 30% of the sales and streaming royalties from recordings by Drehz, an American composer and producer. Drehz works with dancers and choreographers around the globe to create music for their performances. This relationship opened the door to film and television... his music is used for dance performances on shows like Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance.

Most popular is the recording “Heart Cry” and its remix, which together makes up 30% of the total sales and streaming royalties. The remix of “Heart Cry” was used for season 15 of Dancing With The Stars Allstars for dancers Derek Hough and Allison Holker. The performance earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Choreography in 2013 and increased exposure to Drehz's music. In fact, the royalties for “Heart Cry Remix” have increased the last four years. The most recent 12 months earnings grew 66% over the previous.

If you win this auction, you will earn money any time one of these singles or albums is streamed on demand or digitally downloaded. These royalties are currently collected and paid through TuneCore from sources like iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, etc. TuneCore also provides a service which tracks and collects revenue when these sound recordings are used anywhere on YouTube. These royalties are distributed separately and you can see more details on the 'Financials' Tab.

Key Drivers

1) Streaming. While royalties from sales brought in 78% of the revenue to date for this catalog, in the last 12 months, royalties from streaming out-earned sales by 13%. According to Nielsen Music's Q3 Report, streaming growth continues to accelerate in the United States as total on-demand streams for audio and video in the US is up 40.5 percent in 2017 from the 315 billion accumulated in the first nine months of 2017.

2) Diversity. Drehz's music has gained traction, not just in the United States, but across the globe. In addition to the United States series, his music has appeared in the Canadian, Australian and Ukrainian versions of So You Think You Can Dance, the show Got To Dance in Australia, UK, and Ireland, and the Italian talent show Amici di Maria De Filippi, the Vietnam Cup Showdance Championship, and more. His music has been streamed or downloaded in over 100 countries. 

What is being sold?

30% of the seller's interest in the sales, streaming, and related royalties attributable to sound recordings in the seller's catalog. See the “Financials” tab for a full track list.

How does this asset make money?

Every time one of these recordings is streamed on demand or digitally downloaded through sources like iTunes, GooglePlay, etc. you will earn money. Royalty Exchange will administer royalties from Tunecore to the buyer on a monthly basis and the first payment will be in December 2017.

What rights are included?

  Musical Composition Sound Recording
Copyrights included? No
Public Performance
Sources: Internet Streaming, AM/FM & Satellite Radio, Digital Downloads, CD Sales, TV/Film/Commercial Placements & Performances, etc. Internet Streaming, Digital Downloads, etc.
Distributors: TuneCore

About the Royalty Distributor

Royalty Exchange will administer royalties from TuneCore to the buyer on a monthly basis.

TuneCore is a New York-based independent digital music distribution service, founded in 2005. TuneCore offers musicians and other rights-holders the opportunity to distribute and sell or stream their music through online retailers such as iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, Tidal, and others.

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