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How Royalty-Backed Securitization Could Top the Charts of Music Industry Finance

June 30, 2015
Chapman Insights

Most musicians and recording artists spend their careers trying to create the next big hit, but successfully securitizing the current and future fruits of their labor could result in the kind of investment that resonates with fans and financiers alike. Some have dubbed such deals “royalty-backed securitizations.” Simply put, artists and other holders of royalty rights can fund new projects with the future royalty payments they expect to generate from their existing work.

The purpose of this article is to provide a general overview of how royalty-backed securitizations work and to encourage further use of royalty-backed securities by leaders in the music, business, and financial industries.

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