Round Hill Royalty Fund acquires publishing rights for country singer / songwriter Niko Moon

Round Hill Music Royalty Fund Limited has acquired what it calls a “significant” share of the publishing rights from American country singer / songwriter Niko Moon.

The chord includes 29 compositions, including songs performed by Zac Brown Band, Avicii and Sir Rosevelt.

The catalog includes the number one hits of Zac Brown Band House, Keep me in mind, Heavy is the head, Nice drug and Love you easily.

Heavy is the head was the second single from Zac Brown Band’s fourth studio album, Jekyll + Hyde and was used as the theme for the 2015 Major League Baseball season.

The song also appeared in the WWE 2K16 video game.

Zac Brown’s # 1 hit, Love you easily is co-authored by Al Anderson, a catalog already owned by the company.

Niko Moon is signed to Sony Music Nashville / RCA Nashville.

He has written songs for many artists in the genre, including Dierks Bentley, Zac Brown Band, Rascal Flatts, and Morgan Wallen.

He was also a member of the Sir Rosevelt group with Zac Brown and Ben Simonetti. In 2021, Moon won the Songwriter of the Year award at the SESAC Nashville Music Awards.

The acquisition of the company includes 29 compositions of Niko Moon publishing rights.

According to Round Hill, the catalog has a revenue mix of 37% Mechanical, 52% Performance, 10% Sync, and 1% Other.

In terms of geographic exposure, 84% of turnover comes from the United States, while the balance comes from other countries.

The best songs ranked by income are: Homegrown, Keep Me in Mind, Heavy is the Head, Beautiful Drug and Loving You Easy.

Round Hill states that all of the above figures are based on catalog royalty statements for calendar years 2018 through the first half of 2021.

Additionally, Round Hill says it is unable to disclose financial details “Due to business sensitivities” but notes that he will make other financial disclosures at the end of the investment of the proceeds of his fundraising in C shares of $ 86.5 million, “with the unused balance on its existing revolving credit facility.”

“This acquisition will strengthen the portfolio’s country and pop assets, further diversifying the portfolio by gender and income type.

Trevor Bowen, Round Hill Music Royalty Fund

Trevor Bowen, President of the Round Hill Music Royalty Fund, said: “We are pleased to announce the acquisition of this important catalog. This acquisition demonstrates Round Hill’s ability to research and acquire attractive catalogs in a wide range of music markets.

“This acquisition will strengthen the portfolio’s country and pop assets, further diversifying the portfolio by gender and income type.

“The board believes these assets are of a musical genre of great value for the company’s exposure to quality writers like Niko Moon due to Country’s generally longer mid-term cash flow.”

“We are delighted to have secured this stunning catalog, adding other timeless classics and number 1 hits to RHM’s portfolio. “

Josh Gruss, Round Hill

Josh Gruss, CEO of Round Hill, the company’s investment manager, added: “Niko is a much sought-after songwriter and acclaimed performer in his own right. His unique gift and genuine love of music sets him apart as an elite talent among his peers.

“We are delighted to have secured this stunning catalog, adding other timeless classics and number 1 hits to RHM’s portfolio. We look forward to informing shareholders imminently of our portfolio of exciting near-term opportunities. “

“I wanted these songs to go to an organization that values ​​music as much as I do, and Round Hill is definitely that place.”

Niko Moon

Niko Moon said: “I am so happy to make this deal with Round Hill.

“I wanted these songs to go to an organization that values ​​music as much as I do, and Round Hill is definitely that place.”


In September, Round Hill Music Royalty Fund (RHM) Limited acquired 100% of the principal royalty income from 532 original recordings from the American classic R&B group, The O’Jays.

Also in September, RHM acquired a catalog from Tim Palmer, a British record producer, guitarist and songwriter of rock and alternative music.Music trade around the world

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