EMI creates Jackie compilation album

DC Thomson brand growing in licensing arena as nostalgia pull brings in the partners.
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Classic 1970s magazine Jackie is to get its own three disc compilation album after DC Thomson inked a deal with EMI.

The set, which includes a Jackie booklet with the iconic magazine's branding, features a tracklist of 70s bands and artists such as David Cassidy, The Osmonds and Middle of the Road.

Many of the acts featured on the album were stars of Jackie, with the magazine being famous for its pop star interviews, features and posters.

The Jackie brand has seen its profile rising steadily within the licensing market as partners begin to tap into the nostalgic pull and the momentum built by DC Thomson and its first Jackie licensee Carlton Books.

Carlton has successfully published Best of Jackie books for the last few years and was nominated for a Licensing Award this year.

In addition, Half Moon Bay has developed a line of greeting cards and gift product, recently adding a knitting kit based on a design from the magazine to its range.

DC is working with Start Licensing to develop further commercial partnerships from its archive including Mandy, Blue Jeans and Judy. It has also enjoyed success with a publishing programme associated with Commando, the pocket-sized war comic.

Licensee Fine Digital Print has also developed canvas prints using classic covers from the DC archive including titles such as Bunty, Adventure and Hotspur. It has secured distribution in retailers including The Conran Store, Aspace and Harrods.


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