With several new content initiatives, Cartoon Network Enterprises is poised to offer a broader portfolio and more opportunitites in licensing and events.
Kidz Bop has announced the “Best Time Ever” tour, which will kick off in April and hit more than 50 cities.
American Girl and Taylor Guitars have teamed up for a life-size Taylor GS Mini acoustic guitar that matches the doll-sized version of American Girl’s singer-songwriter character Tenney Grant.
Apple Corps has tapped Titan Merchandise to continue to produce its ongoing range of Yellow Submarine-themed Beatles products.
The David Bowie Archive has appointed Epic Rights and Perryscope to oversee the late musician’s merchandising rights.
Artist Legacy Group has signed a brand representation deal with the British rock band The Zombies.
Kidz Bop has partnered with Universal Music On Demand, ITV, Crown Talent & Media Group and Creative Artists Agency to launch in the U.K. this spring.
Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, manufacturer of the Rachael Ray Nutrish line of pet food and treats, has partnered with Spotify to sponsor four of the music service’s playlists throughout 2017 as part of its “Moments that Matter” campaign.
Céline Dion and The Bugatti Group have joined forces to launch the singer’s first collection of handbags.
Epic Rights has secured a raft of worldwide licensing and merchandising partners to create a series of new products for the rock band KISS.
Jampol Artist Management has signed on to manage both Jefferson Airplane and its offshoot Jefferson Starship worldwide.
Global Merchandising Services has teamed with NetEnt, a digital casino entertainment company, to launch a Motörhead-inspired online slots game.
Sixteen South’s new preschool animation “Lily’s Driftwood Bay” will feature Dolly Parton as a singing chicken, named Noleen, for a special episode next year.
RJM Licensing has partnered with Wall-Ah! to create a range of wall art inspired by The Rainbow Fish and Daisy Rock Girl Guitars brands.
Global Brands Group and Katy Perry have joined forces to create a joint venture in a deal that expands on the team’s recent footwear partnership.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products has tapped Access All Areas Music for a five-piece set of guitar picks featuring “The Big Bang Theory.”
The Dean Martin Family Trust has appointed Artist Legacy Group, a Sony Music Entertainment joint venture, to serve as its global brand representative.
Fender Musical Instruments has extended its partnership with Harmonix Music Systems to feature the brand’s instruments in Harmonix’s “Rock Band” franchise until 2027.
Rovio has teamed with hip-hop group De La Soul to feature a new De La Soul track on its mobile app game, “Angry Birds Action!”
Billboard has partnered with China-based Vision Media to launch the brand in in the region.
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