I Wanna Hold Your Songs features two #1 songs from some of today’s biggest male country stars. “Getting You Home” was Chris Young’s first #1 single and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Male Country Performance. The song came off his #1 album, The Man I Want To Be. “She Wouldn’t Be Gone” was a #1 single for Blake Shelton for two straight weeks. The song reappeared on Blake’s greatest hits album Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton.
Fun Attic opened its doors in 1990 as a publishing house that developed into a full-service administration company. Their songs have been recorded by a variety of musical acts including DC Talk, Jaci Valesquez, and Avalon. The catalog features “Jesus Freak,” recorded by DC Talk in 1995.
On behalf of our investors, Hearts Bluff Music has assimilated an historic portfolio of copyrights and royalty interests spanning more than half a century of definitive American Music. These include over fifty #1 Songs, three Hall-of-Fame Songwriters, and thousands of other titles performed by the top-selling artists of all time.
We are selectively seeking additional catalogs to purchase on behalf of our investors. If your catalog currently earns between $20k and $1.5 million per year in royalties please feel free to Contact us.
We’ve worked with many highly successful songwriters, publishers, and copyright holders (including family members and estates). We will consider full or divided shares of Publisher, Writer and/or Artist royalty streams. Because we work with private funding, we have the freedom to negotiate creative, fair, and highly competitive deals.
What types of people are coming to Heart’s Bluff?
- MAJOR HIT SONGWRITERS WANTING TO FUND INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING STRATEGIES AND KEEP MORE OF THEIR PUBLISHING EQUITY GOING FORWARD.
- A MAJOR ARTIST/WRITER WANTING TO SELL PART OF THEIR CATALOG TO FUND AN INDEPENDENT, GLOBAL, HIGH-PROFIT BRANDING STRATEGY…WITHOUT THE CONSTRAINTS OF A MAJOR LABEL.
- REFERRALS FROM TOP BUSINESS MANAGERS AND ATTORNEYS WHO’S CLIENTS NEED TO DIVERSIFY INVESTMENTS, MINIMIZE TAXES, OR PAY-OFF HIGH INTEREST DEBT.
- ESTATES WANTING TO LIQUIDATE INHERITED OR RECAPTURED ROYALTIES.
- SONGWRITERS NAVIGATING LIFE CHALLENGES INCLUDING: TUITION FOR KIDS, ILLNESS, TAX TROUBLE, SUDDEN FAMILY CHANGES, LEGAL BILLS, DEBT SETTLEMENTS, ETC..
- TOP SELLING PRODUCER/WRITERS REINVESTING INTO THEMSELVES…INCLUDING EQUIPMENT, STUDIOS, AND/OR REAL ESTATE PURCHASES.
What types of interests are you buying?
Our funding allows us to purchase full or divided interests in Publisher Shares, Co-Pub Shares and/or Writer Royalties. This may or may not include copyright and/or administration rights, though these will enhance the value.
We are selling a very large catalog. Is there a maximum size you will consider?
We have very deep pockets available for select, larger catalogs. Please call us to discuss.
Are you signing staff writers?
Our strategic plan calls for initially building a solid base of catalog assets through acquisition. So in the immediate future, we are not signing staff writers. On a case-by-case basis, we may entertain scenarios that include certain “go-forward” deals, if they are packaged with a catalog rights.
Does genre matter?
No! We are building a very diverse group of catalogs.
I’m a broker. Can we talk?
We can talk if you have a formal, exclusive written consent from the owner. Catalogs are often referred to us from multiple sources. So we need the owner themselves to tell us exactly who is representing them. Owners must pay their own commissions.
I’m not really looking to sell, but just would like an opinion/valuation. Can you help me?
Perhaps! Let us take a look.
Are you buying Master Recordings or any other types of Intellectual Property?
We haven’t yet, but have been in several interesting discussions regarding other types of royalty-flowing assets (such as Master Recordings). If you have an idea, let us look at it.
Does Hearts Bluff own the catalogs that are purchased?
Hearts Bluff is a managing entity for several private equity groups. Currently these include two different companies: TenTex Music, LLC & Llano Music, LLC.
FOR PRIVATE SELLERS WHO ARE NEW TO THE PROCESS:
Do I need an attorney?
Because music publishing is a highly specialized field, we absolutely recommend that you engage experienced counsel to review any documents. We are happy to recommend several independent attorneys who are not affiliated with our company. We also know several experienced financial specialists and royalty analysts.
How much is my catalog worth?
Many factors go into valuations. These include:
• The age of the songs.
• Genre or type of music.
• The historical earnings
• The stability and recurrence of earnings.
• The complexity of the deal.
My catalog averages less than $25,000/year. Can you help?
Unfortunately not. There are many incredible songs out there earning less, but the transaction costs are too significant to consider these.
What are the steps to selling my catalog?
1) Please call or email with a general description of your catalog. When required, we can also issue a confidentiality agreement.
2) Send us the following :
• A detailed list of the royalty-bearing songs in your catalog, including their ages and uses.
• A three year summary of combined earnings for the entire catalog
• An individual summary of the top earning songs and their royalty history (representing at least 90% of the entire catalog).
Or… just send us the past 3 years of statements and we’ll figure it out!
4) If we are interested we’ll make a formal written offer to you. Upon your acceptance of the offer, we’ll send a formal letter-of-intent (LOI) within 3 business days. This “LOI” is a legal contract and should be reviewed by a qualified Attorney.
5) Once the income and ownership are verified by our due diligence team, we will complete a formal Purchase Agreement. (A detailed due-diligence checklist will be provided to you and your attorney. Once we know the complexity of the deal, we’ll set a closing date. Generally these are within 60 days of completing the LOI
6) The deal is finalized, and we’ll transfer the funds to your account.
We are accepting catalogs for potential acquistion. If you are considering selling, we provide…
1. Direct Contact with the People Who are Buying your Catalog… No finders’ fees. No bureaucracy.
2. Fast Evaluations…Competitive, Fair and Flexible Deals
3. A Small, Highly-Focused Team…includes experienced music industry veterans, due-diligence specialists, and investors.
If your catalog currently averages at least $20,000/year in royalties, we invite you to: Contact us. We’ll ask you for some basic information about the songs, their royalty history and legal affairs. If we are interested we’ll evaluate quickly and submit a bid.