Music Copyright Valuations
We carry out a number of very substantial music copyright valuations on the recording and publishing side; this involves analysing repertoire and forecasting its future value based on its present-day value.
For any musician, their life’s work is one of their most valuable assets. Thanks to soaring values of these assets over recent years, music catalogues have become a billion-dollar investment market. This has encouraged more artists to review their catalogue values even while they are still relatively young, as well as increasing numbers selling their catalogues as they get older.
We’ve been involved with a number of multi-million-pound catalogue valuations, on both the acquisition and sale side of deals, on behalf of clients and clients’ estates and have extensive expertise in this area.
Additionally, as a member of the Academy of Experts, we’ve provided expert witness and forensic accounting support for legal teams as part of landmark court cases in recent years, covering music rights issues and catalogue valuations for high profile divorce and litigation cases.
One of the key benefits of valuing music catalogues is that clients can raise finance leveraged against the value of music copyrights. Typically, this is done for large capital expenditure, such as buying a house without the need for a mortgage, or to retain the rights and receive a lump sum payment, instead of entering into an archetypal record/publishing deal, where an advance is made by the label/publisher for a share of the rights.