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Content Licensing: Facebook Agrees to Pay News Media For Content in France

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The news media has notched another key victory in its global battle for licensing payments from tech companies, as Facebook has agreed to pay fees for news items… . . . read more

Entertainment Licensing: Disney Delays Release of Film Blockbusters

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief More bad news for licensees that depend on the release of big, blockbuster movies from Disney, and particularly from its Marvel studio. Disney says it has delayed its… . . . read more

Streaming Wars: Netflix Fires Back At Amazon With Walmart Merchandise Deal

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The world’s leading streamer Netflix has signed a key deal with retail giant Walmart to market merchandise based on popular shows on its service. Experts in the licensing… . . . read more

Breaking News: Visionary Hasbro CEO Passes Away After Lengthy Battle With Cancer

Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Hasbro Inc. announced some sad news today, revealing the company’s longtime Chair and CEO Brian D. Goldner has passed away after a years-long battle with cancer. Just one day… . . . read more

BMG Pays A Royal Sum For Rights To The Queen Of Rock’n’Roll

Music giant BMG says it has acquired “an extensive portfolio of rights in the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, one of the greatest and best-loved artists in popular music history, Tina Turner.” While details of… . . . read more

Actor Zach Avery Pleads Guilty To $650 Million Licensing Fraud

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The Hollywood actor Zachary Horwitz—better known by his stage name Zach Avery—faces decades behind bars after admitting his role in a $650 million Ponzi scheme. Horwitz was charged… . . . read more

Canadian Experiment Furthers McDonald’s Sustainability Goals

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief McDonald’s is continuing its drive toward environmental sustainability with a new program in Canada that will see two Green Concept Restaurants unveiled in London, Ontario, and Vancouver, British… . . . read more

COVID Continues To Impact Licensing Trends This Fall

By Alicia Rosa Fall is here with school in full swing and some people returning to physical offices. According to a new survey from MassMutual, Americans are projected to have spent an extra $700 this… . . . read more

Sesame Workshop Elevates Samantha Maltin to Executive Vice President

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit media and educational organization behind Sesame Street, has promoted Samantha Maltin to Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, expanding her responsibilities to include Strategic Communications, Events, and Archives, while she… . . . read more

Amazon Changing the Game With Do, Re & Mi Licensing Deal

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The global play company Jazwares announced this week the release of its exclusive Do, Re & Mi product line, licensed from the Amazon original series. And while The Licensing… . . . read more


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