The royalty advances through Unchained Music are meant for independent artists or labels in all stages of their development. We are able to offer a royalty advance as small as $500, and as high as $600,000 against future music royalty streams. This money is available to you in a lump sum, so you can use it on the things you need now- music marketing, studio time, music videos, etc.
We can give an upfront cash against any predictable royalty stream.
Learn more about how they work in our Royalty Advance FAQ here.
Yes. As a part of the advance, you need to move your catalog over to Unchained Music and continue to distribute through us until the advance is paid back through your streaming royalties on various streaming services. We can help facilitate this catalog transfer if you have a substantial back catalog.
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In order to offer an advance and give upfront cash, we need your raw streaming royalty report data for the past 2-3 years so we can accurately analyze future music royalties of the catalog, as well as a list of the catalog that you will be transferring over to Unchained Music. We may additionally need various tax forms depending on your country of residence
We will use our Royalty Tool in order to predict what your future music royalty payments and royalty earning potential is over the next 5 years, in order to let you know what you qualify for.
There are no hidden fees, however it’s important to fully understand how royalty advances work. Unchained Music and its funding partner, RoyFi, earns money on the difference between the actual music royalties amount and the projected earnings, minus our interest rates for borrowing the capital.
Your catalog is projected to earn $100,000 over the next 3 years. We might offer you an advance of $90,000 now, and our cost of capital is (for example) 5% per year. We would make $100,000-$90,000=$10,000 over the course of the 3 years, minus the interest paid over those 3 years.
To accept a royalty advance, you are agreeing to receive a lump sum now in exchange for a portion of your future earnings being kept by Unchained.
Read more about how they work in our Royalty Advance FAQ.
Advances are automatically paid back via your future royalties, including streaming royalties. Once the advance is repaid through this royalty income, all of your streaming royalties will revert back to you.