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Rights Management: MOLTEN Raises $7 Million In Seed Funding From Hollywood and Tech Investors

Hollywood stars and the founder of Twitter are among those who invested $7 million into MOLTEN, a new cloud platform designed to simplify rights, content and financial management for media and entertainment businesses. MOLTEN is… . . . read more

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

Character Licensing: Wonder Woman’s 80th Anniversary Inspires New Licensed Activations

Actor Gal Gadot and her hit character Wonder Woman are inspiring a wide range of new licensed collections, with three appearing over the past week alone. It’s all part of a massive, global campaign to… . . . read more

Entertainment Licensing: The Ultimate Xmas LEGO Set, Based On The Ultimate Xmas Comedy

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief LEGO has created a successful niche industry for itself by producing building sets based on popular TV series and shows, and with the new Home Alone set, it’s… . . . read more

Celebrity Licensing: WWE Pumped Over License Extension With Mattel

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) says it’s pumped over a newly signed, multi-year extension of its global master toy agreement with Mattel. The extended partnership includes exclusive rights around Action Figures, Action Figure Accessories and Kids Toy… . . . read more

Innovation: Spin Master Creates $100 Million Toy Tech Venture Fund

Canadian-based global toy giant Spin Master Corp. is placing a $100 million bet on the future, creating a venture fund for innovation. The toyco announced the new fund this week, saying it’s goal is to… . . . read more

Video Game Licensing: Sony Pictures Consumer Products Adds Playstation Brand To Portfolio

Move Comes Ahead of “Uncharted” and “The Last of Us” Entertainment Launches Sony Pictures Consumer Products (SPCP) announced Oct. 20 the company will work with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) to represent merchandise licensing in North… . . . read more

Influencer Licensing: Semaphore Licensing Signs TikTok Star Gabi Faye

Semaphore Licensing has signed up a hugely influential TikTok star, who promotes toy products to more than 9 million followers. Faye is a model and actress who migrated to TikTok, creating short videos about various… . . . read more

Character Licensing: Hot Wheels Develops High End R/C Version Of New Batmobile

The world is getting a new Batman, so why not a new Batmobile? And in this case, you won’t have to be a secretive billionaire playboy to afford it. Mattel’s Hot Wheels division has pulled… . . . read more

Video Game Licensing: McLaren LEGO Racer Tears Up The Track In Asphalt 9

It’s no surprise to see a McLaren Senna GTR on the track in the popular Asphalt 9: Legends video game. After all, it’s one of the fastest supercars in the world. But in this case,… . . . read more


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