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Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Gets Into Book Biz With Random House

Recording artist and producer Jay-Z is getting into the book publishing business, and in a big way, thanks to a deal with Random House. The publishing giant announced this week the launch of a new publishing… . . . read more

Universal Music Acquires Bob Dylan Catalog in 9-Figure Deal

Bob Dylan must be ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ right about now, after Universal Music Publishing Group announced the acquisition of the singer-songwriter’s entire music catalog for a reported nine-figure sum. The exact acquisition cost is… . . . read more

Experiential

Experiential & Partnerships Roundup: Worldwide

Muji launches another hotel, while Peter Rabbit hops into a kid-friendly lodging; Bulu crafts subscription crafts for Crayola; Live Nation launches a Kidz Bop Workshop, and more…


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Entertainment/Character

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

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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Digital

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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Entertainment/Character

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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ENTERTAINMENT/CHARACTER

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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TLL SURVEY

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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MUSIC LICENSING

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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