Catalog sales

Disney’s second-quarter home entertainment revenue plummets due to lower catalog sales – Media Play News

Encanto Erik Gruenwedel May 11, 2022 On May 11, The Walt Disney Company said revenue from “content/licensing and other sales,” which includes packaged media and transactional VOD, fell 3% to $1.9 billion, from 1. $84 billion in revenue in the prior year period. Segment operating profit fell nearly 95% to $16 million from $312 million […]

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Music catalogs are fetching a dream payday

Wall Street Now Wants KKR’s re-entry into the music business, which included a superb direct acquisition of OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder’s copyrights, suggests a new wave of Wall Street interest in an area that financial behemoths mainly had ignored for years. The music industry’s catalog purchase frenzy is still going strong. Larry Mestel’s Primary Wave and […]

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Is the catalog sales rush over? Reports indicate a possible slowdown

Photo credit: Irisgerh / CC by 2.0 Since 2020, more than a few companies have paid bloody sums for song rights, with multiples savaged and billions thrown away. But now, following deals with some of music’s biggest names, the catalog sales boom may be cooling off. It’s no secret that the past 27 months or […]

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Classic Rock’s library continues to be a gold mine, as sales of the 2021 catalog have increased by at least 180%. | story

If you think you hear a “ka-ching” sound effect during a music set on your local classic rock station from Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, ZZ Top and Yes, there’s a good reason. Catalog music sales involving these artists and others grew at least 180% last year, with an estimated $5.3 billion spent on catalog publishing, […]

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Music Catalog Sales Soared 180% Last Year – But They’ve Probably Grown More – Billboard

Investors spent $5.3 billion on publishing catalogs, recorded music catalogs and producer royalties in 2021, up 180% from 2020, according to a new report from MIDiA Research. This estimate is based on MIDiA’s tracking of publicly announced catalog acquisitions. Of the 131 transactions tracked by MIDiA Research, 76% include publishing rights and 49% include master […]

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As song catalog sales soar, BMI hires outside advisors to help ‘further increase the value’ of its music and business

Anyone who pays even casual attention to the music industry must have noticed the skyrocketing value of song catalogs, which have exploded at such a rate that we see an average of two or three nine-figure transactions per month, with Sting, Neil Diamond and The Estate of David Bowie achieved sales of hundreds of millions […]

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Elvis Costello signs publishing deal with BMG amid catalog sales rush

Elvis Costello performing live at Glastonbury. Photo credit: Marco Annunziata London-born Elvis Costello has officially signed an “exclusive” administration deal with Berlin-headquartered BMG. BMG, which earlier this month partnered with Pimco to purchase song catalogs, unveiled its administration pact with Elvis Costello via an official statement emailed to DMN. The ‘exclusive music publishing deal’ covers […]

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Bowie Publishing Deal ushers in another big year for catalog sales – Billboard

It’s only January 3rd, and there is already news of a major acquisition in the publishing industry. Warner Music Group acquired the song catalog of David Bowie, who died in January 2016, from the estate of the singer-songwriter. This acquisition apparently continues the trend of accelerating the explosion in valuations of musical assets. While the […]

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A $550 million Springsteen contract? It’s the heyday of catalog sales

In 1972, a struggling musician from New Jersey rushed to Manhattan for an audition at Columbia Records, using an acoustic guitar borrowed from his old drummer. “I had to wear it ‘Midnight Cowboy’ style over my shoulder on the bus and on city streets,” rocker Bruce Springsteen later recalled in his memoir. Half a century […]

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Glory days for catalog sales after $550 million Springsteen deal

In 1972, a struggling musician from New Jersey rushed to Manhattan for an audition at Columbia Records, using an acoustic guitar borrowed from his old drummer. “I had to wear it ‘Midnight Cowboy’ style over my shoulder on the bus and on city streets,” rocker Bruce Springsteen later recalled in his memoir. Half a century […]

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A $ 550 million Springsteen deal? These are the glory days for catalog sales.

In 1972, a struggling musician from New Jersey rushed to Manhattan for an audition with Columbia Records, using an acoustic guitar borrowed from his former drummer. “I had to wear it Midnight Cowboy style over my shoulder on the bus and the city streets,” rocker Bruce Springsteen recalls in his memoir. Half a century later, […]

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Music catalog sales trend up as artists and investors seek revenue streams

Music catalogs have become more valuable than ever in recent years, and not just for the artists who created them.For decades, the cardinal rule for aspiring musicians to follow was to “keep your publication”, both to control ownership of the work and – perhaps more importantly – to ensure that they would derive value from […]

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Upward trend in music catalog sales as artists and investors seek revenue streams

Keller of Milk & Honey said catalogs are generally better managed by music publishers than by family heirs. Music catalogs have become more valuable in recent years than ever before – and not just to the artists who created them.For decades, the cardinal rule for aspiring musicians was to “keep your publication”, both to control […]

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Sales of the music catalog hit an all-time high. So how will AI music catalogs fit into this new matrix and what is their value?

The following MBW op / ed was written by Rory Kenny, co-founder and CEO of Loudly, a Berlin-based AI music technology company. The company claims to have the largest AI Music catalog in the world with over 150,000 audio sounds and has developed an AI Music engine capable of generating new musical compositions “in seconds”. […]

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Common pitfalls in music catalog sales and my tips for avoiding them

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not reflect the opinions of the editors or editors of Rolling Stone. Since the inception of Sound Royalties, our organization’s mission has always been to help artists, songwriters and producers access the funding they need while retaining their copyright. However, if a creative decides […]

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Music catalog sales soar as songwriters cash in

“We should send a thank you note to the folks at Bob Dylan,” said Charles “Jeff” Biederman, partner at the law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, which has a thriving music practice. “The day Dylan arrived I must have had four calls that morning,” he adds, referring to Universal Music Publishing Group’s announcement in […]

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Biggest Music Catalog Sales of Last Year

splits: 13 The musicians have recently made the news for the huge deals they have made to sell the rights to their song catalogs. Selling the rights to their songs or the right to publish their music has many benefits for artists – especially in this era of a global pandemic where touring and merchandise […]

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Inside the boom – Notice board

The catalog publishing market is booming as institutional investors and new companies like Primary Wave Music and Round Hill Music compete with majors and older companies. So far, however, attention has focused on the rights of great songwriters: Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Stevie Nicks. Among those who pay attention? Young songwriters who may not have […]