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Guess Who’s Back

Nostalgia remains strong for retro brands—We review the top retro announcements this week. Featuring: Nickelodeon, Epic Rights, Warner Bros., Nintendo, The Smiley Co., and more…

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Preschool Properties With Some Licensing Activity

TLL’s feature of selected preschool properties with active merchandising programs worldwide, complete with retail sales ranges…

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Roundup: Digital Content, Apps & Social

Disney expands its digital content and steaming plans; new developments with Facebook and YouTube; NFLPA, AMC, and Anna Sui; and more…

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Licensors Poised to Lose Millions in Royalties

Top entertainment companies like Discovery, CBS, Fox, and NBCUniversal are allegedly facing millions in lost royalties if a planned bankruptcy auction of Delivery Agent…

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Preschool: A Passport to the Worldwide Market

As one of the first categories in which properties originating outside the U.S. became part of global culture, the $10+ billion worldwide preschool sector…

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Music Licensed Goods Down 1.7% as Movie Merch Spread Out on Shelves

U.S. and Canadian sales of licensed goods based on music properties trended down for the second consecutive year in 2015, though not as steeply as in 2014. Music licensed goods represented…

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Lucky Brand Joins Bands

With its recent deal to develop a national apparel and accessories program around classic rock bands KISS, Journey, Def Leppard and…

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Branded Bottles

Budwieser teams with heavy metal band Metallica to launch a limited edition line of branded beers and the Coca-Cola Co. expands its Coke Bottle 100 program, which marks the centennial of the iconic glass bottle design…

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Branded Bud

Following in the footsteps of so many rock bands, Metallica has partnered with Budweiser to launch a limited edition line of branded beers in Canada…

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Licensed Sales of Music Goods Hit Low Note in 2014

After five consecutive years of growth, retail sales of licensed goods based on music properties in the U.S. and Canada declined 2.5% in 2014, according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. The dip in sales of music licensed goods may be both an effect and a reflection of the larger trends shaping the different aspects of the music business…

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