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TikTok Inks Critical Licensing Deal with Sony Music

Another day, another TikTok licensing deal to report, but in this case, the agreement is critical to the way TikTok operates.  TikTok announced this week it has reached a new agreement with Sony Music Entertainment that allows its millions of users to use songs from SME’s vast roster of global music superstars, as well as its many emerging artists.  “We are thrilled to enter in to this agreement with Sony Music so that we can continue to work together to connect the incredible roster of Sony artists in the US and across the globe to new audiences and harness the power of TikTok,” said Ole Obermann, Global Head of Music for TikTok. “Especially during this time when the artist community is challenged to find new ways to reach fans with… . . . read more

Nina Hahn Tapped by ViacomCBS to Lead Kids’ Programming Launch

Nickelodeon’s International SVP of production and development Nina Hahn has been tapped by ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) to oversee the launch of a new kids’ programming initiative. VIS Kids is broadening its global kids content pipeline to include short and long-form content that will be produced and sold to third parties, as well as to ViacomCBS brands and platforms. In her newly expanded role, Hahn is charged with growing VIS Kids’ global footprint by finding and developing new animated and live-action content for preschoolers and kids.  Hahn will work closely with the studio’s development and production teams in Latin America, the UK, Spain and Israel, along with an expanded central team encompassing international development and production, sales and distribution. Based in London, Hahn now reports to ViacomCBS Networks Americas president… . . . read more

Video games

State of the Union: Reviewing Video Games in 2018

The U.S. video gaming industry broke records in 2018 to hit an estimated $43.4 billion in sales—and retail sales of licensed products based on those games are expected to follow in those same footsteps…


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ENTERTAINMENT/CHARACTER

Comic-based, Original Films Lead Films With Licensing Potential

Of the 213 upcoming films that TLL has identified as having licensing potential, 39% are based on comic books while 37% are original works. And 43% are sequels or reboots…


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ENTERTAINMENT/CHARACTER

37 Entertainment/Character Brands Earned Over $100 MM in the U.S./Canada

Thirty-seven entertainment/character properties have made our annual list of brands that generated over $100 million licensed retail sales in the U.S./Canada in 2017…


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Business

M&A: Publishing Has a New Face

Traditional news publishers are going through a massive licensing shakeup. Plus, more M&A news from this week from game and home businesses…


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Entertainment/Character

Property Guys: Disney, Nintendo & Other Empires

Disney buys up new Manhattan digs, Spin Master moves into Russia, Nintendo builds a park, Snoopy goes to space, and more…


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Esports

Esports Watch: New Leagues & Expansions

The top esports news and activations from UTA, Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, the IOC, steamers YouTube and Twitch, and more…


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Interactive

Mobile & More Content Licensing

Jurassic World gets an AR app, 40 Hasbro brands get digital goods, Subway Surfers returns to YT, and Angry Birds is launching into the real world…


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Business

Royal Weddings: Marvel/Epic & Nestle/Starbucks

Move over Meghan, you’re not the only dazzling bride this week. Read the details behind the $7.8 billion alliance between Nestle and Starbucks and the immeasurable Marvel/Epic Games collab…


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