Years Matter More Than Ears When Evaluating Music Investments

Byrne Hobart
4 min readAug 17, 2020

It’s always tempting to invent an elaborate story for why a particular investment is brilliant, why a trend is about to start (or reverse!), or why some incredible, sweeping change will alter the world and make savvy investors a profit.

But there’s an easier place to start, which is to assume that trends are going to be pretty much the same as they always were.

Investors diving into the music royalties business for instance may wonder: how can you predict which catalogs will perform? It might be…

Byrne Hobart

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