Sound Recording Royalties: Indie Folk/Pop

Invest in sales and streaming royalties from rising indie folk artist Jordan DePaul’s popular single “Brighter Shade of Blue,” along with other tracks.


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Top Bid: Neil W

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: $4,400
Bidding Increment: $250
Closing Price: $23,150
End Date: Feb 07, 2018, 3:00 PM MST
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
75% of Last 12 Months' Royalties: $3,011
Royalty Type: Sales & Streaming
First Payment: March 2018
Buyer Fees: None


Bid on this catalog of sound recordings from up-and-coming indie folk/pop musician Jordan DePaul. This asset features songs from his full-length debut Forces - EP, as well as a newer release. In the last 12 months, this collection of music produced $3,011 in royalties.

The highlight of this asset is the title “Brighter Shade of Blue” from 2016’s Forces - EP. To date, the song brings in 90% of the catalog’s royalties. “Brighter Shade of Blue” is Jordan DePaul’s most popular title on Spotify with over two million spins, and he performs the track at every live show. “Brighter Shade of Blue” is currently on Country Coffeehouse, a Spotify-curated playlist, which has almost 300,000 followers.

Streaming is the driving source of these sound recording royalties bringing in 96% of income over the last 12 months. Spotify is the leading source bringing in 88% of all earnings in the same time period. Apple Music is the second leading income source for the catalog with 8% of royalties.

Other titles included in the sale are “Me + U” and “Lucky” from Forces - EP along with the 2017 single “Sleepwalker.”

Key Drivers

Streaming. Streaming is the largest source of royalties for this catalog at 97% of the income to date. On-demand stream activity is up 58.7% industry-wide, according to Nielsen's 2017 year-end report. Moreover, streaming makes up 41% of total listening activity, making it the preferred listening format for music consumers. With streaming as the dominant income source for this asset, the streaming surge across the music industry bodes well for you as an investor.

Spotify Playlist. Jordan DePaul has over 45,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. His most popular song “Brighter Shade of Blue” is on a Spotify-curated playlist -- Country Coffeehouse -- with a collective 300,000+ followers. For an artist, having a song placed on a prominent playlist has become nearly as important as radio play. According to the BuzzAngle 2017 Music Report, 28% of all listening on streaming services come through playlists. The song “Brighter Shade of Blue” has the potential to reach a large audience as well as exposing Jordan DePaul as an artist to the group of followers.

New Single Release. Jordan DePaul has a new single, “Neon” scheduled to drop on February 2, 2018. He also has a few tour dates scheduled for February. For an artist, a new release can help reinvigorate their back catalog such the songs included in this offering. New releases draw interest from first-time listeners and reignite existing fans' interest.

What is being sold?

75% of the seller's interest in the sales, streaming, and all royalties (except synchronization, and non-interactive digital performance royalties collected by SoundExchange) attributable to the sound recordings listed in the ‘Financials’ tab.

How does this asset make money?

Every time “Brighter Shade of Blue", or any recording in this catalog, is streamed on demand or digitally downloaded through sources like Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, etc. you will earn money. ONErpm posts earnings upon receipt and processing from music users. The winner will be set up with a ONErpm account and be able to request the royalties earned on the account any time they choose.

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: ONErpm

About the Royalty Distributor

ONErpm (ONE Revolution People’s Music) provides digital distribution and fan engagement for the global music community. The company offers such services as direct-to-fan sales, distribution to multiple web outlets including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3, Rdio, Google Music, Deezer, eMusic, YouTube, music sharing widgets and an app that allows artists to stream and sell music on Facebook.The OneRPM community has over 15,000 artists around the world and over 60,000 fans registered on the site.


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