TERM: LIFE OF COPYRIGHT
CATALOG: This is the masters and masters writer’s share and publishing to albums and singles Duwap Kaine which includes the album “Forever Kaine” and several singles
RIGHTS INCLUDED: 100% OF THE MASTER RECORDINGS CURRENTLY AT TUNECORE
TYPE OF ASSETS: MASTERS INCLUDING THE WRITERS SHARE AND PUBLISHING ON JUST THE MASTER MECHANICAL INCOME AND SOUNDEXCHANGE
LAST 12 MONTHS REVENUE: $22,896
“Duwap Kaine Is the Best Rapper That Won’t Show Up in Your Algorithm”
Excerpt from PitchFork
Duwap Kaine has millions of SoundCloud plays, and yet you can’t just stumble onto his music. The 17-year-old’s sporadically released singles won’t be found on any major Spotify playlist. His music videos hardly ever appear in YouTube recommendations, a result of bypassing both major and local curation pages. And you’ll be hard-pressed to find any interviews with him besides a two-year-old No Jumper video. It isn’t often in rap that a popular artist exists without a machine behind them, finding an audience almost entirely through word of mouth, but Duwap Kaine is exactly that.
The Complete Article is at https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/duwap-kaine-is-the-best-rapper-that-wont-show-up-in-your-algorithm/
“Duwap Kaine rules, and here’s the proof”
Excerpt from Fader
Duwap Kaine comes from a generation inspired by the father of modern day rap, Chief Keef. He stylistically pulls from songs like “Love No Thotties,” and “Kay Kay,” making heavy use of autotune and putting large amounts of emphasis on hooks. It’s always interesting when an artist takes their favorite part of their influences and runs off with that, making it their defining trait. The 17-year-old rapper’s always hitting notes in the highest register possible, almost forcing his voice to crack. He’ll distort the audio on his voice too, constantly changing the balance to emphasize words mid-hook. It’s easy to get so caught up in his catchy hooks that you miss out on lines like, “Niggas be so soft, man, these niggas be Little Debbie,” which are designed to make you laugh.
The Complete Article is at https://www.thefader.com/2019/08/09/duwop-kaine-rules-and-heres-the-proof
Looking at the overall income we can see that this has moved around from a high at $3K down to $1.5K in March, then rebounding back up over that last four months.
By looking at the income by Album we first see that 79% of the income is being produced by the Album and singles all released in 2017.
The Forever Kaine album represents 47% of the income and looks to be close to flatline after a slow decline and flattening out over the last 6 months.
The singles along with the album have actually seen a rise in income over the last 5 months across the board. There have not been any release through TuneCore but there has been activity on SoundCloud with some more tracks being released in 2020, but this shows the overall continued growth of this young artist.
Income is a bit upside down which also shows areas of growth for this catalog because Apple is the largest income producer right now. That is abnormal compared to Spotify’s market share which means there is a lot of room for this artist to grow in the Spotify fan base.
No real insights when we look at the data by song. I think the by Album and Single Track tell the more overall story about income.
Duwap Kaine is a young artist that has gotten a lot of traction in the last three years. His music continues to grow and he has a very solid and active fan base. He has 145K monthly listeners and 79K followers on Spotify, which was the underperforming streaming service, and 52K channel subscribers on YouTube and 218K on Instagram.
Duwap isn’t going away, he is going to continue to grow and there is the opportunity. We are already seeing his streaming start to increase on songs that were released in 2017 and as long as he continues to grow, that is a great hedge to, at a minimum, project a flat royalty projection for the next couple of years and at best, a potential increase as he grows.
LINK to DATA HERE.