Tag Archives: Music

US rock band KISS back on the road with worldwide tour and global roster of licensing partners

America’s platinum record selling rock band, KISS is hitting the road once again, continuing its End of the Road World Tour this year, and bringing with it a truly global licensing programme that spans multiple categories across international markets. Headed up by the band’s exclusive global licensing agent, Epic Rights, …

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Swedish death metal band Arch Enemy launches merchandise partnership with Bravado

The Swedish death metal band, Arch Enemy has entered into a new deal with Bravado, the merchandise arm of Universal Music Group, to develop and distribute a new collection of band merchandise across Europe. With 25 years of successful album releases, extensive touring, and a dedicated global fanbase, the brand …

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David Bowie lands on Tonies platform with 1978 classical music recording of Peter & The Wolf

It’s happened. David Bowie has landed in the toy space thanks to the latest launch from the kids’ audio system, Tonies and the 1978 recording of the cultural icon narrating the double bill Peter and The Wolf/Carnival of the Animals. Destined to take children on a musical adventure, the classical …

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Global Merchandising Services appoints Adam N. Sokoloff as its vice president of retail, North America

Global Merchandising Services, the award-winning music, artist, celebrity, and brand merchandise company, has appointed the licensing industry expert, Adam N. Sokoloff as its new vice president of retail, North America. The licensing industry personality previously held the role of director of sales at Bioworld, a company with which Sokoloff spent …

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True and the Rainbow Kingdom lands Warner Music deal for singles and album releases this year

Brand-Ward Services and Guru Studio, a leader in children’s entertainment, have detailed a major new collaboration with Warner Music for the popular preschool animated series, True and the Rainbow Kingdom. The new deal will see Warner Music launch its first True and the Rainbow Kingdom single later this month, which …

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TCG Entertainment to bring Ella Fitzgerald to the stage again with symphony orchestra live touring event

The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation has partnered with the touring live productions specialist, TCG Entertainment on a project to bring the music of the iconic jazz singer to audiences around the world with a live symphony orchestra. In a deal brokered by the Foundation’s global licensing and brand management agency, …

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Iconix Brand Group celebrates 50 years of Starter with Zara spring/summer capsule collection

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the athletic brand, Starter, the Iconix Brand Group has scored a new partnership with the global high street brand, Zara to develop and sell a capsule collection for spring/summer 2021. Established in 1971, the Starter brand quickly became an innovator in global sports brands by …

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Bulldog Licensing inks first partnership for Rolling Stone with Iconospheric

Bulldog Licensing has brokered a new partnership between Iconospheric and the iconic music and culture brand, Rolling Stone, marking the fist to be signed by the licensing agency since it picked up the popular property earlier this year. The new Iconospheric collection will feature a range of products including apparel, …

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The art of Hatsune Miku | The virtual pop sensation that’s selling out concerts, inspiring art projects, and growing a global licensing programme

Even by the standards of a generation that grew up on the animated band, Gorillaz or witnessed the explosion of the BT21 brand (a lifestyle brand comprising characters devised by members of the K-Pop brand BTS), Hatsune Miku presents an interesting concept. Officially, Hatsune Miku is a Vocaloid software voicebank …

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Audio brand Shure taps Licensing Matters Global to take its name into home, fashion, tech and more

The leading audio brand, Shure, has tapped the London-based Licensing Matters Global to lead a worldwide licensing programme to take the popular name into categories including home, fashion, personal accessories, travel, and tech equipment. The move is part of Shure’s vision to expand the reach of ‘world-renowned brand,’ through strategic …

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