Connecting artists and fans all around the world like never before. Own a piece of your favorite songs to earn royalties alongside the artist.

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Highlights

-21.74%

Asset Class Return30d

#19 Rank

In Collectibles30d

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$1

Overview

Royal believes in artists' freedom. The platform opens the door for artists to retain independence and creative control as fans fuel their careers. Artists choose what % of a song's royalties to put up for sale. They can also bundle fan experiences, special tracks, digital art - it's all up to them.

Things to Know

  • You make money on

    Dividends

  • Fees

    0%

  • Min Investment

    $1

  • Payout frequency

    Royalties

  • Term of investment

    Zero

  • Target Return

    Varied

  • Liquidity

    Moderate

  • Open to

    All Investors

  • Mobile Application

    No

Top Perks

  • Purchase streaming royalties on your favorite songs in the form of 'tokens', directly from the artist

  • Claim royalties for your songs after they've accrued

  • Pay with credit card or crypto, using your own wallet or one Royal creates for you

How you make money

Once you've bought a token, you can claim royalties for the song after they've accrued. The time to payout will vary depending on the artist. 

 

If you'd like, you can put your token up for sale on an NFT exchange. When someone else buys this token, they'll get all the royalties and additional benefits that come with it.

How Royal makes money

Royal raised a $55 million Series A round in November 2021. Investors in the NFTs included electronic music performers The Chainsmokers and rapper Nas. Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) led the Series A round. Paradigm and Coinbase Ventures participated in it. Earlier, Royal raised a $16 million seed round led by Paradigm and Founders Fund. The latest funds will push the platform’s continued growth. Royal is expanding its offerings of both household names and rising newcomers.

Is it safe?

Royal Markets Inc. provides a way for fans to own parts of the songs they love, buy and/or sell NFTs on their marketplace, manage NFTs using Royal digital currency services (as known as custodial or wallet services), and be part of Royal’s exclusive social networks. Their Privacy Policy describes their policies and procedures on the collection, use, and disclosure of your information when you use their sites or other on- or offline offerings and tells you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

 

It is unclear at this time what kinds of fees Royal may plan to charge in the future.

  • Established

    2021

  • Country Available

    Worldwide

  • Assets Managed

    n/a

How You’re Taxed

Income Tax

Income Tax

Music royalties can offer investors a stable yield, but tax planning is critical to retaining much of that income. Every individual’s situation is unique, but royalties are typically reported as self-employment income on Schedule C of IRS form 1040. While music royalties are often taxed at a higher rate, they also have unique tax benefits. Since music royalty income declines over time, it is considered a depreciating asset. As such, music royalties can be amortized, meaning that investors can write off the cost of this asset over a number of years. By offsetting the income produced, investors in turn also reduce their tax liability. For more specifics surrounding amortization, please refer to section 167 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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