Music Royalties Inc. Launches Private Placement Offering on DealSquare
Alternative Non-Correlated Passive International Streaming Income Distributed Via Monthly Dividends
TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Music Royalties Inc. (“MRI”), a diversified portfolio owner of 27 iconic catalogs of songwriter, manager, producer and sound recording interests, announces the launch of a $20 million private placement offering on DealSquare under the symbol “SONGS”. Powered by NEO technology, DealSquare is a joint initiative between Silver Maple Ventures and NEO to make private markets better and more accessible.
An investment in Music Royalties’ intellectual property represents an exciting new alternative digital asset class which is exhibiting long term growth due to smartphone adoption, increasing paid subscriptions of music services (iTunes, Spotify, Tencent), and exploding streaming growth on new platforms (Amazon, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube) which culminates in double digit income growth in a low growth world.
“Most people are not aware that individual song revenues are shared or ‘owned’ by 5 to 15 people and that there are over 1 million rightsholders in North America collecting several billion dollars in passive income. Also, the top songs, classic hits, or catalogs which have become part of pop culture or ‘humanity’s playlist’ exhibit multi-decade income stability and in fact are growing under the paradigm shift from the local physical CD to global streaming as the iconic songs are being rediscovered, replayed and included in new productions on new platforms such as Amazon Prime, CraveTv, and Netflix,” commented Tim Gallagher, Chairman & CEO.
Music Royalties Inc. acquired its first catalog in 2018 and has paid out 12 dividends derived mostly from the streaming income from songs of numerous artist brands diversified by era and genre. MRI increased the dividend by 80% in 2020 from $0.01 per share to $0.018. Through ongoing accretive acquisitions of cash flow from music rightsholders averaging 8-12% yields, MRI’s long-term goal is to continually increase its dividend.
The recent high-profile sales of music publishing and songwriting rights, with Life of Author plus 70-year copyright protection of iconic artists, has raised the profile and the timeliness of this unique investment opportunity. The aging demographics of the founders of Rock and Roll combined with the re-invention and internationalization of the music business through technology – digitization, live streaming and the online social media business model – will lead to double digit industry growth over the next decade.
“Our goal is to take MRI public in 2021, and this financing campaign will help make that happen,” continued Mr. Gallagher. “By launching on DealSquare, powered by NEO, we’ll get the exposure we need to scale up our operations, grow our already-diversified portfolio, and open up this unique investment opportunity to a wider investor base.”
- The one asset you know but do not own – participate in the income of your favorite Artists & Songs
- Security from Long Term Contracts & Copyrights with Life of Author plus 70-year cash flows
- Global diversification by music era (1950-2020), genre (pop, country, hip hop, rock), language, culture
- Significant capital gains potential from the re-valuation of diversified song royalty cash flow
- Alternative, Non-correlated, Monthly Dividends, not tied to the economic cycle
- Growth from smartphone/music subscription adoption, streaming, and ongoing accretive acquisitions
- Virtual Partnership of Music Fans as Retail Investors with Artists who can also participate in the upside and dividend yield created by their music
To view the Music Royalties Inc. private placement offering on DealSquare, click here. MRI’s ticker is available under ‘SONGS’ on existing advisor order entry systems.
About Music Royalties Inc.
Music Royalties Inc. is an artist and investor partnership which provides direct exposure to music revenues from the hyper-growth in global streaming platforms by acquiring song royalties for our shareholders. Our goal is to increase share value by accumulating a diversified portfolio of cash flowing royalties which pay a monthly dividend.
A joint initiative between NEO and Silver Maple Ventures, DealSquare, is Canada’s first centralized dealer platform for private placements, digitally connecting capital-raisers to investment dealers, their advisory networks, and their investors. With the complete roll-out of the platform in early 2020, DealSquare supports the entire private placement process: capital raisers publish their private placement opportunities; dealers complete their due diligence; and advisors electronically subscribe to a deal, with exempt securities seamlessly integrated into client accounts and back office systems utilizing NEO technology.
NEO is a group of established fintech companies that provide capital markets infrastructure designed for and led by the industry. NEO’s competitive drive, innovation, and advocacy enable change for the better. The NEO Exchange is a progressive stock exchange that brings together investors and capital raisers within a fair, efficient, and service-oriented environment; and DealSquare, powered by NEO technology, is a platform that enables the distribution of financial assets not listed on a stock exchange in a way that saves costs, reduces operational risks, and improves the investor experience.
About Silver Maple Ventures
Silver Maple Ventures Inc. (“SMV”) is an exempt market dealer and holding company of FrontFundr Financial Services Inc. (“FrontFundr”) and DealSquare Technologies Inc. (“DealSquare”). With offices in Toronto and Vancouver, the SMV team are national leaders in the private capital markets, developing and operating two fintech platforms to provide access to private markets in Canada and simplify the transaction process.
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