Tag Archives: Music

MGA Entertainment signs global music deal with Sony Music’s Magic Star label

MGA Entertainment has become the latest toy company to align itself with the music industry, having signed an exclusive music partnership with Sony Music UK’s children’s label, Magic Star in support of its global toy brand, LOL Surprise. Under the new deal, Magic Star will work with Sony Music Entertainment’s …

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Universal Music Group signs LEGO Minifigure L.L.A.M.A to its Astralwerks label

Universal Music Group and the LEGO Group have achieved a world’s first with the signing of L.L.A.M.A  – a LEGO Minifigure DJ and producer –  to the studio’s record label, Astralwerks. L.L.A.M.A is not only the first LEGO Minifigure to have signed a deal with a record label, but is …

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Pokémon and Post Malone to host virtual music concert as part of the brand’s 25th anniversary celebrations

Pokémon has unveiled plans for a virtual music concert celebrating its 25th anniversary with the help of the headline act and Pokémon fan, Post Malone. Taking place on February 27th – or Pokémon Day to the real fans – the event will take the form of an online party for …

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LEGO teams with Universal Music Group to launch creative music franchise LEGO Vidiyo

The LEGO Group has teamed up with Universal Music Group to unveil LEGO Vidiyo, an innovative music video maker experience that celebrates children’s creativity and passion for music. Through LEGO Vidiyo, kids can direct, produce, star in, and share their own music videos, using chart-topping tracks from Universal Music’s wealth …

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BBC Studios launches Bluey: The Album on US streaming platforms in Demon Music Group partnership

BBC Studios has partnered with Demon Music Group Ltd for the US launch of the first album from its hit pre-school series, Bluey across all major streaming platforms. Titled Bluey: The Album, the release will feature singles Keepy Uppy, Here Come the Grannies, and Instrument Parade. The album will feature …

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Darran Garnham’s Toikido launches with AmongUs global toy rights

Given the manner in which Innersloth’s hit mobile and Steam gaming title, AmongUs, has managed to capture the world’s attention over the course of 2020, it was always to be the rather fortunate firm indeed to whom the licensing and toy rights finally fell. Launched in June 2018, it took …

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Universal Music Publishing Group acquires Bob Dylan’s entire song catalogue in landmark deal

 Universal Music Publishing Group has acquired the entire catalogue of songs written by the iconic Bob Dylan in an agreement that encompasses more than 600 copyrights spanning 60 years. From 1962’s cultural milestone Blowin In the Wind to this year’s Murder Most Foul, the copyright deal has been recognised as …

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Bravado partners with Alibaba to bring its artists’ merchandise to Chinese consumers

Bravado, the merchandising and brand management arm of Universal Music Group, has partnered with Alibaba Group today to launch a new means of bringing music artists’ merchandise and collaborations to Chinese consumers. Under the new partnership, Bravado will launch its own store on Tmall Global, the largest cross-border business-to-consumer marketplace …

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Waxwork Records brings Universal Monsters portfolio to the toys and collectables market

The US underground and pop culture company Waxwork Records has made its first foray into the toys and collectables market with the launch of Spinatures that kicks off with a partnership with Universal and the studio’s classic horror portfolio. Aimed at the adult collector market, the new Spinatures launch is …

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Motorhead and Judas Priest slow it down for Rock N’ Roll Colouring books

Taking a break from the sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll, Motorhead and Judas Priest are slowing things down a little, as the iconic rock bands move into the serenity of the adult colouring book trend. In a new deal brokered by Global Merchandising Services, the two groups have partnered …

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