Sync Royalties - Music Used by Apple & Hulu

Collect royalties up-front for music licensing in TV, commercials, film, and other media projects. Music in this catalog has been licensed by Hulu, Apple, Wayfair, and more!


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Top Bid: mitchell k

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: $1,000
Closing Price: $57,000
End Date: Nov 09, 2016, 3:39 PM MST
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $9,984
Royalty Type: Synchronization
First Payment: December 2016


Here is a unique opportunity to share in the royalties driven by synchronization licensing on a cutting edge platform. Synchronization or “sync” royalties are up-front fees paid by licensees to the owners of both the musical composition and sound recording copyrights. In this case, the seller holds both copyrights and is entitled to both sync fees. The platform, Musicbed, is a revolutionary way for media creators to find and license music for use in their works. Top brands like Apple, Facebook, Amazon, BMW and GE rely on Musicbed tracks for their marketing campaigns. Musicbed's website gets between 1.5-2 million visits a month and they issue roughly 10,000 sync licenses every month. To learn more about Musicbed, check out our recent blog post.

Up for auction is 15% of those future sync fees for a catalog of works by singer/songwriter Katrina Stone. In the last 12 months, 15% of the sync royalties generated by this catalog totaled $9,984.

Singer/songwriter/producer Katrina Stone's powerhouse pipes and lyrical vulnerability have made her one of the most unique and inventive acts of her generation. Her music is attracting national attention with licensing placements with big names like Wayfair, Hulu, Apple, Pez, and many more. Stone also is part of the duo, The Likes of Us, and often collaborates with several other artists. The winner of this auction will benefit from licensing royalties not only from Katrina's catalog but from any other catalog she has contributed to as well.  See 'Financials' tab for full track list.

What is being sold?

15% of the seller's interest in the master and publishing synchronization royalties attributable to the songs in seller's catalog administered by Musicbed. Musicbed distributes payments monthly, so the winner of this auction will receive the first royalty payment in December.

How does this asset make money?

In order to sync a particular recording of a song with pictures or video (like a soundtrack to a movie or background music in a commercial), someone who wants to use that recording must get permission from and pay sync fees to both the musical composition copyright holder (the songwriter or publisher) and the sound recording copyright holder (the artist or record label). The fees vary in amount based on the licensee's usage of the song. Anytime a song in this catalog is licensed for a project - a film, promotional/branded content, a slideshow, etc. - a sync royalty is collected.

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