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.
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.
Up for auction is a collection of newer releases dating back through 2018. In the last 12 months, over 86% of the earnings derived from streaming platforms.
Streaming drives this catalog’s earnings. On Spotify alone, the top-earning track “Front Desk” from artist Bas’ third-studio album Milky Way claims over 5.4 million spins, contributing to 36% of earnings in the last year. Bas is currently on the esteemed record label Dreamville Records, formed by American hip hop artist J. Cole. The label frequently releases compilation albums which feature a mix of all of the artists on the label, allowing Bas exposure to J. Cole’s current following of over 23 million monthly Spotify followers.
Following closely behind in comparable earnings is the track “Easy” which makes up nearly a third of historical revenue. Released by Nigerian-American R&B group VanJess, the track claims nearly 4 million streams on Spotify. Over 50% of streaming earnings for this work derived from Spotify.
This collection also benefits from additional Bas tracks including “Infinity+2” and “PDA.” Also featured in this collection is “Addicted 2” from both Bas and VanJess.
Streaming/Hip-Hop. This catalog is a perfect example of two trends: hip-hop and streaming's growth worldwide. According to BuzzAngle's 2018 Year-End Report, hip-hop is the most popular genre of music in the U.S. The driver for the increase is streaming. Hip-hop/rap tracks accounted for more than a quarter of all on-demand plays on music streaming services in the US in 2018. Streaming accounts for 86% of this catalog’s earnings over the last 12 months.
New Releases. Bas' popularity is currently on the rise in association with his appearance on the July 2019 release, Dreamville and J. Cole:Revenge of The Dreamers III. The album itself debuted at No.1 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart and remains in the top five three weeks after it's release. While the new songs are 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.
Public performance royalties are payments made by radio stations, hotels, restaurants, night clubs, etc. to the composition copyright holder(s) for each public performance of the copyrighted work. In the U.S., public performance royalties are typically paid to performing rights organizations (e.g., ASCAP, BMI) who then distribute the royalties to the copyright holder(s).
Mechanical royalties are royalties deriving from per-unit payments made by recording companies or digital download providers to the composition copyright holder(s) for every purchase of a sound recording that reproduces the copyrighted composition.
Non-interactive digital performance royalties are payments made by non-interactive music services (i.e. those that mimic the experience of a radio broadcast) of a statutorily-set amount (on either a per-play or annual basis—depending on the type of service) to SoundExchange for the benefit of the sound recording copyright holder and the performing artists for the right to perform the copyrighted sound recording via non-interactive, digital means.
non-interactive digital performance royalties
The royalties owed to the creator(s) of a musical composition which are paid in return for the right to reproduce, distribute, or perform the copyrighted work.
A musical composition is one of the two copyrightable parts of a recorded song. It consists of the song's music, including any accompanying words, (i.e. the portion of a song that is capable of being fully expressed as sheet music) and is separate from any particular recording of the song or its performance by any particular artist.
A sound recording is one of the two copyrightable portions of a recorded song. It results from the fixation of a series of musical, spoken, or other sounds in a tangible (at least momentarily permanent) medium.
The portion of royalties owed to the owner of a sound recording. The owner may the performing artist, the producer, or another party (such as a record label) who contractually acquired the ownership of the copyrighted work (e.g., through a recording agreement), owns it by virtue of an employer-employee relationship with the creator(s) of the work, or specially commissioned the work.
rights owner's share
The portion of royalties owed to the performers of a sound recording in return for the right to perform the copyrighted work via non-interactive, digital services (e.g., Pandora, Spotify).
The portion of royalties owed to the music publisher which are paid in return for the right to reproduce, distribute, or perform a copyrighted musical composition, arising from a contractual obligation (i.e. a publishing agreement) or employer-employee relationship with the creator of composition (i.e. the songwriter(s)).
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