Stryper To Auction Rights To New Track “God”
April 27, 2010
SongVest, the company that reinvented the music memorabilia business by offering the ultimate fan collectable — the songs themselves — has announced their next major online auction will take place May 15 – 22 at songvest.com and will include “God”, a new track from the upcoming album of cover songs from Christian hard rock icons Stryper.
After recently partnering to sell 50% of “Alive”, Stryper singer and songwriter Michael Sweet has again joined with SongVest to offer fans, collectors, and investors two unique packages to bid on:
Platinum Edition (2 Lots):
– 12.5% of Michael Sweet’s Writer’s Share of the song’s royalties
– Exclusive studio access to witness the final mastering of “God” to take place sometime between June 18 and June 21 (travel and accommodations paid for by purchaser)
– Special acknowledgement in the album credits
– Personalized, one-of-kind platinum album award with handwritten lyrics and signed CD
Gold Edition (10 Lots):
– 2.5% of Michael Sweet’s Writer’s Share of the song’s royalties
– Album award signed by Michael
“After the “Alive” auction went so well, we decided to offer fans something no one has ever done before: the rights to a song before it’s released. We’re very excited about being the fist,” said lead singer Michael Sweet.
The auction will end at 3PM EST on Saturday, May 22. Fans can register now at www.songvest.com and go behind the scenes with Michael to learn how and why the song was written.
Since 2007, SongVest has offered music fans, collectors, and investors the unique opportunity to share the royalties with the writers of their favorite music. Past auctions have included the rights to songs recorded by Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Ringo Starr, Ozzy Osbourne, and The Monkees.
SongVest, Inc. is the world’s first and only song rights auction house. The company provides ‘music memorabilia with a paycheck’ to fans, collectors, and investors by acting as a broker between songwriters (or their heirs) and rights buyers. When a songwriter is compensated for the performance, sale, or use of their song, so to will high bidders at SongVest auctions. The company’s unique business model has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, CNBC , USA Today, Forbes, and countless online music, fan, collector, and investment outlets all over the world.