Songwriter Royalties: YoungBoy Never Broke Again

Catalog features performance earnings from a Platinum single by a rising hip-hop artist and more.


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Top Bid: Warren L

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: $30,000
Bidding Increment: $650
Closing Price: $45,600
End Date: Aug 04, 2020, 1:00 PM MDT
Dollar Age: 1.86 Years
Last 12 Months' Royalties:


Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Distributors: BMI
Rights Included:

Public Performance

Interests Included:

Songwriter (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution (paid 30 days from receipt): September 18, 2020
Distribution Frequency: Quarterly
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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: BMI


This three-song catalog is highlighted by the 2018 track “Valuable Pain” performed by hot hip-hop artist YoungBoy Never Broke Again (also known as NBA YoungBoy). 

As the winning bidder, you’ll collect public performance royalties on these works for the lifetime of the copyright. 


Streaming is this catalog’s dominant income source with 99% of royalties over the last four quarters. Apple Music is the top streaming platform bringing in 49% earnings, with YouTube and Spotify following. 

The highest-earning track is “Valuable Pain” with 84% of returns. You’ll notice a spike in royalties in Q1-2019, this is a result of the song’s release at the end of 2018 followed by significant streaming activity.


Released in 2018 on YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s mixtape Realer, “Valuable Pain” leads this catalog’s earnings. The single was a standout on the tape, going Platinum and hitting No. 40 on Billboard’s R&B and Hip-Hop charts.

“Valuable Pain” also cracked into the mainstream Hot 100 at No. 87. To date, the track has over 46+ million spins on Spotify while the video has an impressive 158+ million views on YouTube. 

NBA YoungBoy has a staggering YouTube following — he’s currently sitting at No. 3 on the YouTube Music chart for the United States. In the last 28 days, his videos have globally amassed a combined 190 million views on the platform, with “Valuable Pain” in the No. 13 spot on his “Top Videos” list with nearly 3.3 million views in the same period.

This catalog also includes another YoungBoy track — “Hell and Back” (2016), along with “So Many” from Rod Wave. 

Key Drivers

Hip-Hop & Streaming. Hip-Hop/Streaming. This catalog is a perfect example of two trends: hip-hop and streaming's growth worldwide. According to BuzzAngle's 2019 Year End Report, hip-hop is the most popular genre of music in the U.S. The driver for the increase is streaming. Six out of the top 10 streamed songs were hip-hop/rap and 52 out of the top 100 most streamed songs were hip-hop/rap.

New Release. YoungBoy Never Broke Again recently released a new single on June 18, 2020. While the new song is not included in this auction, new releases can help boost an artist's back catalog. The release of new music draws discovery among first-time listeners and re-engages existing fans.

About the Royalty Distributor

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is one of four United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP, 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 BMI’s distribution schedule, click here.

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