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Drive royalty income with the Cadillac Records Soundtrack 

Discover a music catalogue with the soundtrack from the Cadillac Records movie, which comprises tracks performed by Beyoncé, Solange, Nas and Mos Def, who all star in the movie.

The catalogue generated royalties averaging yearly €61,828 in the last 3 years (2019-2022) and €65,150 in the last 12 months (2021-2022). With a total valuation of €929,462, the listing is set at an entry multiple of 14.99x over the last 36 months’ average royalties, resulting in an observed yield  (yearly IRR, employing constant 3-year average royalties) of 6.67%.

The listing itself is set for the entire Life of Rights and grants access to Master Rights royalties with a starting price set at €46.67 per share.

First royalty payouts are expected within 6 months upon the auction closing date. Visit our platform and create a FREE account. Analyse all catalogue details, join the auction and you may unlock passive royalty streams from tracks included in Ever Ever Music’s repertoire.

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Cadillac Records Soundtrack

Blues classics given a new sound

Starting price
46.67
Observed annual yield
+6.67% to +7.03%
Auction progress: 0% Auction target: €388,000.00
Observed annual royalties
61.8k to 65.1k
Listing term LOR

Discover a music catalogue with the soundtrack from the Cadillac Records movie, which comprises tracks performed by Beyoncé, Solange, Nas and Mos Def, who all star in the movie.

The catalogue generated royalties averaging yearly €61,828 in the last 3 years (2019-2022) and €64,155 in the last 12 months (2021-2022). With a total valuation of €929,462, the listing is set at an entry multiple of 14.99x over the last 36 months’ average royalties, resulting in an observed yield  (yearly IRR, employing constant 3-year average royalties) of 6.67%.

The listing itself is set for the entire Life of Rights and grants access to Master Rights royalties with a starting price set at €46.67 per share.

First royalty payouts are expected within 6 months upon the auction closing date. Visit our platform and create a FREE account. Analyse all catalogue details, join the auction and you may unlock passive royalty streams from tracks included in Ever Ever Music’s repertoire.

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About the Listing:

Founded by music mogul Mathew Knowles, Music World Entertainment Corporation, in collaboration with ANote Music, grants you access to earn royalties deriving from the soundtrack album of the 2008 released movie ‘Cadillac Records’.

Music World Entertainment Corporation, who is one of the most successful independent record labels of our century, is listing 50% of its share of Master Rights’ royalty income (net proceeds after dedication of distribution costs by the underlying Royalty Distributor).

Purchasing shares to this catalogue will give investors the right to receive passive cash flows deriving from classic songs from Chess Records’ singers of the 1950s covered by some of the most influential artists of our time .

About the catalogue:

’'Cadillac Records: Music From the Motion Picture’ is a soundtrack album for the film Cadillac Records. It features covers of classic songs from Chess Records' singers as performed by the film's actors including Beyoncé (as Etta James), Eamonn Walker (as Howlin' Wolf) and Jeffrey Wright (as Muddy Waters). It also features original songs from contemporary artists such as Solange Knowles, Nas, Mos Def and Q-Tip. The soundtrack has been released in single and double-disc editions. 

The soundtrack, which was produced by multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and record producer Steve Jordan,  spent 48 weeks at number one on the Top Blues Albums and it has sold over 165,000 copies in the USA alone.  The soundtrack was nominated for a Grammy Award  in 2010. The song ‘Once in a Lifetime’ was nominated for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media at the Grammy’s and Best Original Song at the 2008 Golden Globe Awards.

The month after the film was released, Beyoncé performed ‘At Last’ at the inauguration ball of Barack Obama, as he and his wife Michelle Obama danced together publicly for the first time as President and First Lady.  The song was released as the only single from the soundtrack and won a Grammy for the Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance.

Royalties mainly originate from digital audio streaming and have seen a moderate trend of growth over the last 3 years.

Good things to know

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Who’s the initial rights holder (Transferor)?

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Founded by visionary and music mogul Mathew Knowles, Music World Entertainment Corporation (MWEC) is one of the most successful independent record labels of our times.

Through MWEC, Knowles became manager of the vocal group Destiny's Child, working as either a producer or an executive producer on many of the group's projects. Under Music World Artist Management, Destiny's Child became a top-selling group, winning several awards including the Grammy Award, the American Music Award, BET Awards, and many others. Knowles also established several recording imprints under Music World Entertainment Corporation, including Music World Gospel, Music World Kids, and Music World Country/Compadre.

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What are the major songs included in the catalogue?

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‘I’d Rather Go Blind’, ‘At Last’, ‘All I could Do was Cry’, ‘Once in A Lifetime’ and ‘Trust in Me’ performed by Beyoncé, ‘Let’s Take a Walk’ by Raphael Saadiq, ‘My Babe’ by Columbus Short, ‘Radio Station’ by Terence Blanchard, ‘Smokestack Lightnin’’ by Eamonn Walker and ‘I’m a Man’ by Jeffrey Wright.

Spotify playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3LAbIClZZ9zUPcTvdjwzMF?si=b2c4ac6d8bb745e8

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What type of rights are included?

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Music World Entertainment is listing 50% of the record income deriving from the catalogue of Master Rights (net proceeds after deduction of distribution and other costs by the underlying Royalty Distributors) it controls.

Master rights:
We can generally identify two copyrights pertaining to each song: composition rights - attached to the song for how it is written (lyrics, melody, etc.) - and master rights - generated when the underlying composition is recorded.

Master rights (or sound recording rights) are the rights for the use of the recording of a performance of the underlying composition. Royalties from master rights are due whenever the music is sold (physically or digitally) or streamed - reproduction rights - performed publicly - performance rights - or licensed for ads, TV or movies - synchronisation rights.

It is often the case for recording artists to sign deals with record labels which, in turn, invest and help artists in exploiting their rights. In such a case, record labels become the owners of a part of the underlying master rights and are entitled to collect the royalties and share them with the performing artist based on the terms of the contract.

Under a traditional recording agreement, the recording artist assigns the master rights exclusively to the record label, in exchange for a so-called advance (up-front payment) and either royalties or a share of the profits. Under a distribution deal, the record label offers to distribute the recordings to music streaming services on behalf of the artist for a distribution fee.

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At what frequency will royalties be paid out?

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The royalties are expected to be distributed on a semi-annual basis. The royalty payouts on ANote Music Platform might account for some extra time, in order to perform our due diligence activities. ANote Music will be distributing the exact amounts straight to the investor’s account and portfolio wallet as soon as all funds are available and have been verified. The standard fees are applied as is the case for other auctions: 4% when the rights have been acquired during primary market listings, 8% in the case they were traded on the secondary market. For more information on our fees, please read more on the dedicated section on our platform.

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How is the initial price of the asset determined?

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As with any listing on the ANote Music platform, an in-depth due diligence process has been executed by our team, carefully analysing and assessing the historical track record of the catalogue. In agreement with the rights owner (Music World Entertainment) the initial price has been determined based on the historical average royalties generated in the last 3 years (multiple of 14.99x over the royalties generated in the last 36 months).

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Music rights holders offer a portion of their rights up for auction. The catalogues undergo a full due diligence process, reviewing all historical data, contracts and future potentials before getting listed for auction.

You’ll have access to clear charts and easy-to-understand tools, summaries of all necessary financial data and information. You can then decide to place bids during the auction phase and acquire fractional shares of music catalogues. Once the auction ends and your bids are successful, shares will be distributed to your portfolio. The shares become instantly tradable on the secondary market.

Each time royalties are being paid out, you’ll receive the funds, pro-rata to the percentage of the catalogue owned, straight to your account.

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