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R Kelly’s Publishing Catalog is for Sale: Here’s What its Worth

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019 file photo, R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. A federal judge in New York City has denied bail to the R&B singer his sex-abuse case. Kelly didn’t attend the hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 2, on a defense motion asking for his release on bond. (Antonio Perez/ via AP Pool, File)

R Kelly’s Publishing Catalog is for Sale: Here’s What its Worth If you’ve ever wanted to purchase R Kelly’s publishing catalog, you’re in luck.  It’s currently for sale because the singer needs money.  On August 3rd, his lawyer said in court, “His funds are depleted.” Billboard says, “R&B song catalogs typically sell for a 12-times multiple of net publisher’s share of gross profit, but such a successful sole writer could potentially get 20-times NPS, which Billboard estimates to be at least $1.05 million, and implies that Kelly’s songs could have been worth up to $21 million.” If you could buy any singer catalog, who would you choose?


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