Ep. 8 Why Invest in Funds to Music Royalties?

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Hosted by Bob Simpson, today we shift the focus to answering the question Why Invest in Music Royalties?.

Learn the answer to this question and more from:

David Vankka


ICM Asset Management Inc.

Today's questions of interest:

1:46 Share your background and how you decided as a firm to get into the music industry?

3:26 Tell us about music royalties and how you generate revenue through music?

5:49 Do you need to buy music directly from the artist?

7:26 Can you explain songwriting credits and what goes into these catalogues?

8:06 Some music rights can be tricky, could you explain the artist's incentive to monetize their catalogue?

12:45 So you tend to go more direct to the artists or are their sources you use to when navigating the investment exchange?

14:52 What does your portfolio look like and here, when you're purchasing the rights to music, how do you value them? What do you pay?

19:37 As we look into the future, what, what do you see as the future of streaming and how will music, intellectual property, cash flows evolve over time?

24:55 Investors need to understand how do they use a product like music royalties in their portfolios. Is it an equity? Is it fixed income investment? Where do you, where do you slot that in?

27:53 Could you walk us through potential returns, risks and price volatility?

30:19 How many songs in your portfolio? How many pieces of music?

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