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.
Collect both songwriter and publisher earnings from this streaming-driven hip-hop catalog! With over 95% of recent earnings deriving from streaming platforms, this collection benefits from aligned success on the most popular platforms to date – Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and more.
Released to Grammy-nominated artist Wale's 2018 EP It’s Complicated, is this collection's top-earning work – “Let It Go.” The track currently contributes to 79% of recent earnings. Following its release, the EP itself appeared on the Billboard Hot 200. It’s no surprise the key earning source for this collection is streaming as Wale currently claims over 6 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
This catalog also benefits from the Wale track “Heaven On Earth” with featured artist Chris Brown. Additional earners include Chaz French’s “Situation,” “Hol Up” and “Off Top,” which collectively, earned over 13% of this collection’s revenue in the last 12 months.
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 95% of this catalog’s earnings over the last 12 months.
Current/Upcoming Releases. Wale just recently released a new track titled “Daylight” in early June 2019 as a premise to his upcoming sixth studio album. In fact, "My album finished I’m just out here playin’'" serves as the teaser message on the cover art for "Daylight." It can be expected that the new album will be released soon. 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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