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Brokering Intellectual Properties

Countdown Entertainment, founded by James Citkovic, brokers intellectual properties including publishing catalogs, music masters and the sale and acquisition of diverse entertainment properties and companies worldwide.


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

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

We can advise you what you’ll need to start the process. This might include a full inventory of the property, a list of top-earners, detailed financials, copyright documentation and proof of ownership.  

Do you want to purchase music catalogs, masters or other types of entertainment intellectual properties or companies? Contact us to discuss your interests and budget.


“Right from the start I felt we were in good hands. It was obvious James had a great deal of experience and throughout the process I found him to be honest, informative and knowledgeable. He is highly motivated and extremely enthusiastic. He showed professionalism dealing with both myself and potential purchasers. 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

“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, guided me through the website and was there through the whole process. [I] could not have been happier and it ended with a full price sale to an international company! I recommend James and Countdown highly for the sale of any music assets.”

-Marc Tanner, President
Chime Entertainment

"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

"I have had the pleasure of working with James for the past three years and look forward to working with him for many years to come. 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. We have several other deals pending and I look forward to the successful completion of those projects as well. I would enthusiastically, and without reservation, recommend James Citkovic to anyone interest in buying, selling or licensing any catalogs or property in the music industry."

-Ron Skoler, Esq.
The Law Office of Ronald L. Skoler

"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.)

“I would like to say thank you James for your due-diligence in finding the right deal 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 catalog he believes in.”

-Jerry Michael, Producer and President
Michael Entertainment

“Excellent service…Found the right buyer and sold our back catalog successfully.”

-Jurgen Dramm, Record Label Executive and Music Publisher
Broken Music Publishing