How to Sell or Buy a Music Catalog or Other Music IP

Are you interested in selling music publishing, music masters, sync royalties, streaming income, writer’s shares or other types of entertainment properties? Do you have a music catalog for sale?

Or, do you want to purchase music catalogs, music publishing, masters, music copyrights or other music IPs? How about an entire entertainment company?

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Music Catalogs Are Selling for Serious Cash.

Rolling Stone, 2021

Sun Records - Countdown Entertainment

Buying or selling song catalogs and other entertainment IPs can yield significant value. However, it is an intricate and time-consuming process with a lot of steps along the way. The difference between a good and great deal can be as simple as the guidance you receive.

With our years of music industry experience and proven history, Countdown Entertainment knows what it takes to make deals happen.

As well as helping to connect buyers and sellers, we can advise you on what you will need to start the process right — because when it comes to successful deals, the little things matter.

For example, you will need to deal with items like a full property inventory, a top-earners list, financial details, copyright documentation and establishing proof of ownership. Each deal is unique, but Countdown can guide you through the process.

More than Catalogs …

Along with music IPs, Countdown Entertainment brokers the sale and acquisition of entire entertainment companies. In fact, James Citkovic was part of the broker team involved in the sale of Sun Records to Primary Wave in January 2021.

Our Successes

Countdown’s brokering successes have included Hall of Fame artists Jimi Hendrix; A Tribe Called Quest; Kenny Rogers; Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions; The Ramones; Jimmy Cliff; Lynyrd Skynyrd; The Fixx and even Elvis, to name just a few. As you can see, we work in all genres.

What They Say About Countdown Entertainment and James Citkovic

  • Honest, Reliable and Loyal

    "... If you need a broker that will work for you and be honest, reliable and loyal, then James is your man. I have no hesitations in recommending him to anyone wishing to buy and or sell a business, you will not be disappointed."
    Henry Hadaway | MBE

    The Henry Hadaway Organization

  • Thrilled with Countdown Entertainment’s Work

    "I was thrilled with Countdown Entertainment and James Citkovic's work on the selling of my company's catalog. They brought new buyers as needed and were there through the whole process. [I] could not have been happier. I recommend James and Countdown highly for the sale of any music assets."
    Marc Tanner | President

    Chime Entertainment

  • Smooth Acquisition of Worldwide Rights

    "I worked with James Citkovic when we acquired the worldwide rights to the Ken Tamplin covers catalogs. The entire process went smoothly due to [James’s] knowledge of intellectual properties as well as his professionalism. It was a pleasure to work with James and he earns my recommendation."
    Chris Panaghi

    Amathus Music

  • Diligent and Respected Broker

    "... James is a diligent and respected broker of deals in the music industry and has hundreds of contacts all over the world. Together, we have successfully completed sales for various catalogs including, but not limited to, the Jimi Hendrix/Curtis Knight PPX Master Recordings; the Executive Producer’s Royalty Override Interest in and to the Jimi Hendrix/Band of Gypsys Album; and an Override Interest in and to the Publishing Income for A Tribe Called Quest’s Zomba/Universal Music Catalogue. . . I would enthusiastically, and without reservation, recommend James Citkovic to anyone interested in buying, selling or licensing any catalogs or property in the music industry."
    Ron Skoler, Esq.

    The Law Office of Ronald L. Skoler

  • Persistence in Spades

    "James--I always remember how you plug away and there is really no substitution for persistence and you have that in spades. You're a plugger in the best sense of that word. People of today don't even know…what determination it takes. I've always got you in the back of my mind because I'm a good judge of talent; history says so!"
    Mike Appel | Producer/Manager

    (Discovered and guided Bruce Springsteen to a successful career. As a songwriter, Appel has several Gold and Platinum records.)

  • The Right Deal and Due Diligence

    "I would like to say thank you James for your due-diligence in finding the right deal for my Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions catalog. You took the time to listen and found the right label. I recommend your services, especially to those who may have dealt with other [brokers] who didn’t take the time to really listen and evaluate. James is thorough and never gives up on a catalog he believes in."
    Jerry Michael | Producer and President

    Michael Entertainment

Get in Touch with Countdown Entertainment

If you are interested in selling or purchasing music or entertainment IP, contact us for more information.