Music catalogue acquisition Picking apart the $5 billion competition for icons
The 20,000 foot view: A variety of economic factors and stock market volatility during the coronavirus pandemic helped establish music as an attractive asset class for institutional investors. With labels, publishers, institutional investors, and newly launched funds now competing for the same diminishing pool of evergreen catalogue, competition and prices are high. Investors need new strategies to stand out, opening pathways for specialisation in overlooked categories, like hip hop, and the evolution of more bespoke deal structures.
- Investors spent on announced catalogue acquisition deals 2021, a increase over 2020
- Western markets, in particular the US, are to have the highest streaming revenue per user (ARPU), thus the strongest influence on catalogue
- Most deals publishing rights, but masters and image, and likeness are increasingly
- Investors lean rock music, which makes up catalogue deals, as well as from the 2000s of deals) 1970s of deals)
- Of classic who charted No. albums on Billboard between 1970 and 1999, one third have already sold portion of their rights
- Despite a of US consumers, and of hip hop fans, hip hop just of catalogue deals in
- While a number of investors dominate the 2021 saw a increase in number of deals carried out the long tail
MIDiA is neither a financial analysis company nor an investment advisor. The analysis in this report focuses on market dynamics and resulting market strategies.
Companies and brands mentioned in this report :Audioshake, AWAL, Bass Construction, BlackRock, BMG, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Capella Grey, Columbia Records, David Bowie, Dr. Dre, Elton John, Eminem, Fortnite, Francisco Partners, Hipgnosis Songs Fund, HYBE, Influence Media, Ithaca Holdings, iZotope, JAY-Z, Juice WRLD, Juveline, Kanye West, Kilometre Music Group, KKR, Live Nation, Luther Vandross, Megan Thee Stallion, Michael Jackson, Mojo Music & Media, Native Instruments, Northleaf Capital, Olivia Rodrigo, Paramore, Primary Wave Music, Round Hill Music, RZA, Sony Music Group, Spice Girls, Spirit Music Group, Splice, Stevie Nicks, Sting, Tempo Music, The-Dream, TikTok, Timbaland, Tina Turner, TLC, Tracklib, Travis Scott, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Will Smith