How JKBX Works

Bringing royalties to your portfolio

Learn how investing in Royalty Shares on the JKBX platform works for: creators who make music, rights holders who own royalties, and customers who invest in them.

Investing in music is now accessible and simple

Our platform features Royalty Shares from hit songs that you can buy as easily as any other security.
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Select your place in the royalties ecosystem to see the most relevant information for you — or select ‘JKBX’ to see the whole process from beginning to end.
How a music asset makes its way to the platform
Every time new songs become available for you to invest in, those music assets go through a thorough compliance and regulatory process to become Royalty Shares.
The music assets are prepared for listing
Assets are owned by rights holders that express an interest in selling those assets. The issuer negotiates with the rights holder to purchase a percentage of certain music assets (songs), taking a number of factors into account including the artists, streaming volume, and income the song generates.
Music asset related rights are submitted to the SEC
The issuer files with the SEC to qualify the offer and sale of securities tied to the music assets (“Royalty Shares”) pursuant to Regulation A of the Securities Act of 1933. This process is similar to the way in which a company conducts a registered offering of securities in an initial public offering (an IPO). The issuer cannot sell Royalty Shares  unless and until the offering is disqualified by the SEC. We call the initial sale of a series of Royalty Shares an Initial Royalty Share Offering or IRSO.
Customers can indicate interest
Issuers can test consumer demand for each Royalty Share by “testing the waters,” which allows customers to indicate non-binding interest in purchasing a specific series of Royalty Shares. Then, if and when the Royalty Shares are qualified, they receive notice when those new assets become available to purchase on the JKBX platform. Sign up to be notified when the next offering becomes available.
How you invest on JKBX
Once Royalty Shares are qualified for sale on the JKBX platform, you will be able to invest.
Create an account
To get started, you’ll be asked to provide basic personal information like your name and email address.
Explore offerings
The JKBX platform provides a browsing experience which includes issuer-provided data about the Royalty Shares and access to the issuer’s offering circular, so you can make informed investments.
Prepare to invest
Before you’re able to buy shares, you’ll be asked to verify your identity — and securely connect your bank account using Plaid.
Reserve and Buy
Once your account is active, you can reserve Royalty Shares, invest in available Royalty Shares, and build your portfolio.
How payments are distributed
When a Royalty Share is sold on the JKBX platform, many people benefit.
The customer’s earnings are correlated to their asset’s performance
When the songs in your portfolio earn money, so do you. Royalty Shares are a contractual right to receive a specified portion of royalties, fees, and other income streams from a specific music asset (song) underlying the Royalty Share.

If the song underlying your Royalty Share generates income, and you hold the Royalty Share on the applicable date of record for a distribution, then you can expect a distribution to your account.
The rights holders receive payment from the issuer

For rights holders, JKBX is a transformational platform that enables liquidity for existing music assets in a granular way — selling portions of music assets from their catalog rather than the whole catalog. You’ll receive proceeds from issuers, while maintaining your copyright ownership rights and control of the music asset.

Creators get paid through the JKBX Creator Program
Recording artists and songwriters of the original associated recordings and songs receive payments through our Creator Program. The Creator Program pays Creators based on Creator-page engagement measured by page views, enabling original artists and songwriters to get paid — even if they have sold their rights or the revenue is coming from another stakeholder.
Creators get paid through the JKBX Creator Program
Recording artists and songwriters of the original associated recordings and songs receive payments through our Creator Program. The Creator Program pays Creators based on Creator-page engagement measured by page views, enabling original artists and songwriters to get paid — even if they have sold their rights or the revenue is coming from another stakeholder.
How a music asset makes its way to the platform
Every time new songs become available for you to invest in, those music assets go through a thorough compliance and regulatory process to become Royalty Shares.
The music assets are prepared for listing
Assets are owned by rights holders that express an interest in selling those assets. The issuer negotiates with the rights holder to purchase a percentage of certain music assets (songs), taking a number of factors into account including the artists, streaming volume, and income the song generates.
Music asset related rights are submitted to the SEC
The issuer files with the SEC to qualify the offer and sale of securities tied to the music assets (“Royalty Shares”) pursuant to Regulation A of the Securities Act of 1933. This process is similar to the way in which a company conducts a registered offering of securities in an initial public offering (an IPO). The issuer cannot sell Royalty Shares  unless and until the offering is disqualified by the SEC. We call the initial sale of a series of Royalty Shares an Initial Royalty Share Offering or IRSO.
Customers can indicate interest
Issuers can test consumer demand for each Royalty Share by “testing the waters,” which allows customers to indicate non-binding interest in purchasing a specific series of Royalty Shares. Then, if and when the Royalty Shares are qualified, they receive notice when those new assets become available to purchase on the JKBX platform. Sign up to be notified when the next offering becomes available.
The rights holders receive payment from the issuer
For rights holders, JKBX is a transformational platform that enables liquidity for existing music assets in a granular way — selling portions of music assets from their catalog rather than the whole catalog. You’ll receive proceeds from issuers, while maintaining your copyright ownership rights and control of the music asset.
Customers can indicate interest
Issuers can test consumer demand for each Royalty Share by “testing the waters,” which allows customers to indicate non-binding interest in purchasing a specific series of Royalty Shares. Then, if and when the Royalty Shares are qualified, they receive notice when those new assets become available to purchase on the JKBX platform. Sign up to be notified when the next offering becomes available.
How you invest on JKBX
Once Royalty Shares are qualified for sale on the JKBX platform, you will be able to invest.
Create an account
To get started, you’ll be asked to provide basic personal information like your name and email address.
Explore offerings
The JKBX platform provides a browsing experience which includes issuer-provided data about the Royalty Shares and access to the issuer’s offering circular, so you can make informed investments.
Prepare to invest
Before you’re able to buy shares, you’ll be asked to verify your identity — and securely connect your bank account using Plaid.
Reserve and Buy
Once your account is active, you can reserve Royalty Shares, invest in available Royalty Shares, and build your portfolio.
The customer’s earnings are correlated to their asset’s performance
When the songs in your portfolio earn money, so do you. Royalty Shares are a contractual right to receive a specified portion of royalties, fees, and other income streams from a specific music asset (song) underlying the Royalty Share.

If the song underlying your Royalty Share generates income, and you hold the Royalty Share on the applicable date of record for a distribution, then you can expect a distribution to your account.

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FAQ

How are songs chosen to be listed on the platform?

The JKBX platform doesn't buy or sell securities. Issuers buy music assets from rights holders and then offer those Royalty Shares that correspond to these music assets on the JKBX platform.

First, an issuer works with rights holders to identify assets (including some of the most popular songs and recordings in the world) and secure percentages of the associated royalties for purchase. Next, an offering circular describing the Royalty Shares and the music assets is submitted to the SEC for review and qualification. Once the offering circular is qualified by the SEC, the issuer offers the Royalty Shares for sale on the JKBX platform.

I am (or represent) a rights holder, songwriter, or artist interested in participating. What are the next steps?
How often will I receive royalty payments?

The simple answer is: When we receive royalties for a specific Royalty Share, we will pay those royalties to the eligible Royalty Share holder on a quarterly basis.

But since royalties can be a little hard to understand at first, here’s more detail to help you understand how royalty payments work.

Royalties come from a variety of providers, each of which has its own distribution schedule. The frequency of when investors will receive royalty payments will ultimately depend on the providers’ accounting schedules.

Our goal at JKBX is to make this complex process seamless, predictable, intuitive, and simple. So while there is typically no one-size-fits-all schedule for royalty payments, there will be for you. We will pay eligible Royalty Share holders all of the royalties received each quarter. There may be quarters where no royalties are received, and other quarters where a lot of royalties are received. That is the nature of the music business.