Episode #17: The Value of Catalog

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As the music industry continues to shrink, investors have begun to circle around record labels and holders of large back catalogs, likely in the hopes of acquiring large amounts of publishing and master rights for an artificially low price. What do these investors know? In this episode, we explore this topic at length, and try to figure out why investors are spending a lot of money on a “failing” industry, when artists’ core audiences aren’t.


Jeff Slate (Writer/Journalist)
Mark Mulligan (Writer/Journalist)
Matt Daniels (Poly-Graph)
Jim Selby (AdShare)

Nick Drake “Pink Moon”
Eagle Eye Cherry “Save Tonight”
The Proclaimers “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”
Delta 5 “Mind Your Own Business”
Delta 5 “Mind Your Own Business


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