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Art

Sales of Art-based Brands Up 1.8%; Home Boosts Growth

Art-based properties saw somewhat anemic 1.8% growth in the U.S./Canada in 2018—the property type makes up 5.4% of total retail sales in the territory, with the art & artist subcategory making up 4% of the total and museums 1.4% share…


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Worldwide

Art Licensing Hits $9.23 Billion in Retail Sales in 2017

Licensed retail sales of art-based merchandise grew just 4% over the last 5 years in the U.S./Canada compared to 16% worldwide, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey


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Retailers

Specialty & Discount Lead Distro Channels for Licensed Art Brands

In 2017, specialty retailers and discounters tied for equal share in distribution of licensed products based on art properties in the U.S./Canada, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey


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LICENSED HOME

Licensed Home-related Goods Up 3.4% WW in 2016

Retail sales of licensed home furnishings, housewares, and domestics grew by 3.4% globally. In the U.S./Canada…


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Art

Art Licensing Up 1.6%; Commercial Growth Steady

Sales of licensed art merchandise grew 1.6% from $5.67 to $5.75 billion in 2016, according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. The sector’s steady growth…


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Retail

E-commerce Sales Top $11 Billion in 2015; Led by Trademarks and Entertainment

Over $11 billion in licensed merchandise was sold through e-commerce retail channels in the U.S. and Canada in 2015, according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey


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TLL's 2016 Survey

Art Licensing Up 2.1%; Commercialization is the Name of the Game

After years of flat or declining growth, sales of licensed art merchandise grew by 2.1% in 2015 from $5.55 to $5.67 billion, according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey


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ART

Fine Art vs. Commercial Design

Compromising 75% of the greater arts property, the art and artists segment is fractured into a two-tier system—fine art versus commercial design…


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TLL Survey

Art Licensing Goes from Flat to Down 1.6%, as Fine Arts Thrive & Commercial Arts Struggle

While the overall licensing industry grew 2.5% in 2014, the art sector continued to struggle. After two years of flattish growth, retail sales of products based on licensed art properties in the U.S. and Canada actually fell 1.6%, from $5.64 billion to $5.55 billion, according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. Artist royalties also continued their steady decline…

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Tattoo-inspired Home Decor

Alternative tattoo artist Paul Booth launched a limited-edition wall sconce collection available exclusively on his PaulBoothBrand.com website. The deal is small but it may be a harbinger of where art licensing is heading…

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