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Music Licensing: Warner Chappell Music Acquires David Bowie Publishing Rights

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The other shoe has dropped in Warner’s months-long negotiations to acquire sole rights to the entire music catalog of the influential singer-songwriter David Bowie. According to Variety, which… . . . read more

Who’s The Boss? Springsteen Sells Music Catalog For Record $500 Million

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Legendary American rocker Bruce Springsteen just cashed out with the sale of his entire music catalog for a cool half-billion dollars. The sale to Sony Music certainly establishes… . . . read more

Sustainable Licensing: Music Leaders Unite To Create Climate Pact

A group of music companies, including the largest licensors in the industry, have launched what they call the Music Climate Pact. The Climate Pact includes the Big Three of the music industry—Sony Music Group, Universal… . . . read more

Licensing Law: MediaMuv Charged With Stealing $20 Million in Music Royalties From YouTube

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Officials in Arizona have charged two men on allegations they defrauded YouTube of $20 million by falsely claiming they owned rights to more than 50,000 songs. According to… . . . read more

Celebrity Licensing: Magna-Tiles Go Full Hippy With Grateful Dead Partnership

The tech toy company CreateOn has partnered with the Grateful Dead, using the band’s cover art for its collectible Magna-Tiles. Since its founding two years ago, CreateOn, has continued to grow its portfolio of play… . . . read more

Music Licensing: Snapchat Inks Deal To Access Music From Sony

The social media giant Snapchat has signed a deal with Sony Music Entertainment, allowing it to include music from Sony artists in the app’s library of licensed works. Users typically draw from that music library… . . . read more

Run-DMC Co-Founder Darryl McDaniels Inks Wide Ranging Licensing Deal

The groundbreaking hip-hop star Darryl McDaniels has signed an expansive licensing deal with Nickelodeon and ViacomCBS Consumer Products, that will include apparel, a book deal, and a collaboration on a new series for kids. McDaniels… . . . read more

Warner Music Acquires Full David Bowie Catalog

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Warner Music Group says there will be some ch-ch-ch-changes to its relationship with the David Bowie Estate, bringing the late iconic musician even more Fame. Warner Music and… . . . read more

The Point.1888’s Latest Deal Has a Beat, And You Can Dance To It!

THE POINT.1888 AND THE OFFICIAL CHARTS COMPANY STRIKE PARTNERSHIP AHEAD OF 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OFFICIAL SINGLES CHART The Official Charts Company has selected The Point.1888 as its new brand licensing agent, ahead of its… . . . read more

Rock Stars, Music Industry Mourn the Passing of Dell Furano

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Musicians and workers throughout the music industry reacted this week to news licensing legend and pioneer Dell Furano passed away at age 71. Furano was the CEO of… . . . read more


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