With several new content initiatives, Cartoon Network Enterprises is poised to offer a broader portfolio and more opportunitites in licensing and events.
Punk rock pioneer Iggy Pop has named Artist Legacy Group as his global brand representative.
Talent agency The Kirby Organization has launched a new licensing, endorsement and sponsorship division. The agency has also tapped Terri DiPaolo to head the new department.
Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential licensing industry event, has revealed that Sony Music will co-host its Opening Night Party and present country music singer and songwriter Jessie James Decker as the special guest performer.
Recording artist Wiz Khalifa, in partnership with Warner Music Artist Services, has teamed up with Metamoki to release a new mobile game, titled “Wiz Khalifa’s Weed Farm.”
Cartoon Network will issue a digital album featuring music from the animated series “Steven Universe” this June.
Artist Nick Koenig (aka Hot Sugar) and Viacom have released a new VR music and gaming experience, titled “The Melody of Dust.”
Apple Corps has partnered with Titan Merchandise for a new collection of vinyl figures celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”
The Estate of Tupac Shakur, in partnership with Bravado, will launch Tupac’s Powamekka Café, his original restaurant concept, as well as a line of exclusive, limited edition apparel and merchandise.
The Berklee College of Music’s Institute of Creative Entrepreneurship will host a weeklong celebration of Elvis Presley, April 3-7, at the Berklee campus in Boston, Mass.
Kathy Ireland Worldwide and Encore Endeavor One have partnered with Winter Music Festivals to produce the second annual Minus Zero Winter Sports and Music Festival.
Kidz Bop has added 16 more additional dates to its “Life of the Party” U.S. tour.
Kanye West and Adidas have joined forces to launch Adidas + Kanye West, a Yeezy-branded entity that will create footwear, apparel and accessories for all genders.
The Wholls have partnered with broadcaster ESPN to allow their single “Roll-Out” to be broadcast during “Monday Night Football.”
Nickelodeon has signed on with Jojo Siwa, a social media influencer and star on the TV series “Dance Moms,” to develop a line of consumer products inspired by the 13-year-old.
Epic Rights has secured a raft of worldwide licensing and merchandising partners to create a series of new products for the rock band KISS.
The Celia Cruz Estate has tapped Beanstalk to represent the late Latina artist for advertising, long-term brand associations and select product opportunities.
The Beatles’ Apple Corps has partnered with Steiner Sports Marketing to release a line of Beatles wall art.
Henna Riaz, managing director and owner of 360 Audit, has launched a new music and business management company–HRR Entertainment.
Endemol Shine Group has been commissioned to produce the first season of its game show series “The Big Music Quiz” for RTL Germany.
Kidz Bop has teamed up with children’s fashion brand Crazy 8 to introduce the music brand’s first-ever fashion collection.
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