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.
Justin Bieber has tapped European licensees Dreamtex and SkyBrands for a new range of home textile products.
MTV International has partnered with Agrokor, a global food and beverage distributor, to release a line of branded energy drinks, called MTV UP!
Rock band KISS and internet sensation Grumpy Cat have tapped Dynamite Entertainment to produce new comics and graphic novels based on their respective brands.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment have partnered with pop group Fifth Harmony to create the first “DC Super Hero Girls” music video.
Transport for London has tapped Fender to create a limited edition guitar featuring the Night Tube map.
Epic Rights has partnered with Source3 to create 3D printed versions of Journey’s “Escape” and Styx’s “Paradise Theatre” album covers.
Billboard has partnered with AlgoRhythm Communications, a Manila-based communications company, to launch the brand in the Philippines. A debut launch date has yet to be announced.
The Estate of McKinely Morganfield, also known as Muddy Waters, has appointed Jampol Artist Management to manage the late blues musician’s estate.
Latina superstar Thalía Sodi has appointed Authentic Brands Group to manage her brand across the U.S., Latin America and Southeast Asia.
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