Discover Profitable Music Investments: Lil Durk's Royalty Earnings

Lil Durk's Continued Popularity and Its Impact on Music Investments
June 10, 2024

GRAMMY-winner Lil Durk is a revelation both on and off the stage. The Chicago native first cracked the Billboard Hot 100 with "Off White VLONE" with Lil Baby, Gunna and Nav, peaking at No. 54 in 2018.

He’s also collaborated with Drake in 2020 with the hit "Laugh Now Cry Later" and with J. Cole last year with "All My Life.” Both peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard chart, with the latter earning him his first GRAMMY after being nominated four times.

During the awards show, the rap artist was asked what it was like working with J. Cole. He answered, “You gotta be on your A game to go on there playing with somebody like that lyricist who’s a G.O.A.T., so you gotta make sure you just prepared.”

And with his win, he plans on working with country music artist Morgan Wallen again after their collaboration, “Stand by Me,” which was just released last year.

Royalty Earnings

This Royalty Exchange catalog of Lil Durk boasts an interesting sale history that’s very profitable. In July 2022, the royalties were sold for $13,500, which was 12.17 times the earnings in the last 12 months at the time of the sale. 

Then in September of the same year, it was resold for $19,500, which was 14.64 times the earnings in the last 12 months. Talk about a 44% price surge in just two months!

The first buyer of the royalties received $445 in total in royalties over the course of only two and a half months of holding. After the sale proceeds of $18,252 when they flipped the catalog only a few months after purchasing it, that's an ROI of 38.5%!

At the time of the most recent sale, the catalog had recorded its peak earnings in 2021 with $1,109, which is a 281% increase from 2018.

Of the 55 tracks in the catalog, “Locked Up” has a 21% share of the earnings with $274. It has a total of 7.6 million streams on Spotify, and 6.7 million views on YouTube. This is followed by “Baguettes,” “Go N Get Em,”, “Where U Been,” and “Instigator.”

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There’s no doubt that Lil Durk is still very active in the industry. In May 2023, he released his eighth studio album, “Almost Healed”, where it contains the top-ten single, "All My Life", and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.

He is also active in the concert scene with upcoming shows in Birmingham, UK in June 2024. His series of concerts in New Jersey, New York and Ohio were all sold out in a matter of weeks.

This specific catalog is currently unavailable on the secondary market, but judging by streaming alone, the royalties have most likely remained steady for the latest investor. The top song “Locked Up” has seen an 18% increase in monthly streams on Spotify and a 77% increase in monthly YouTube streams since the last purchase. 

Royalty Exchange has many other catalogs for sale featuring big songs by Lil Durk. Check out the open listings here. Royalty Exchange also has other hip-hop music catalogs that are up for auction today, so sign up as an investor to get started.

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