Music royalties: Why active song management is key to hitting the high notes

13 min read 12 Feb 21

Music copyright royalties are steadily gaining recognition as an investable market with long-term growth prospects underpinned by structural growth drivers, such as online music streaming. What’s more, this innovative asset class could offer investors access to more resilient income streams – people tend to tune in to listen to the latest hits and old favourites regardless of the macroeconomic backdrop.

We also explain why we believe taking an active approach to song management – by targeting smaller, underutilised catalogues and using a specialist team to pursue new revenue opportunities – could be key to capturing the opportunity in music copyright royalties.

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The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the original amount they invested.

By M&G Investments