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Brainbase Launches New IP Solution

Forget NFTs; when you’re trying to protect your IP, you need serious software designed for the job. Brainbase says that’s exactly what it has launched this week, announcing the release of two new products that… . . . read more

Chefclub and Moose Toys Adopt Brainbase Licensing Platform

The LA-based tech firm Brainbase has attracted two more major clients for its proprietary IP Management software as its rapid growth in the industry accelerates. Chefclub and Moose Toys have signed on to use the… . . . read more

Rebel Music Streamer Audiomack Clinches Deals With Universal, Sony

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Audiomack, a music streaming service with a difference, has concluded key licensing agreements with Universal Music and Sony Music. The deal follows on its first agreement with one… . . . read more

Special Report: The Evolution of Music Licensing

By Gary Symons, TLL Editor in Chief The Bob Dylan music deal with Universal Music has shown that for musicians and music companies, the times truly are a’changin’. But, in truth, that change was coming… . . . read more

Neil Young to Cash In on Music Catalogs

Canadian rock star and songwriter Neil Young is out of the blue, and heavily into the black, after selling a 50 per cent interest in his music catalog for an estimated $150 million US. As… . . . read more

Royalties

Average Industry-Wide Royalty Rate Up 0.7 Percentage Points to Reach 8.87% in 2019

The average royalty rate for consumer products licensing contracts jumped 0.7 percentage points to reach 8.87% in 2019, according to TLL’s 2019–2020 Licensing Business Survey…


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Royalties

Average Royalty Income Up 5.0% Worldwide in 2019

On average, licensing executives reported a 5.0% increase in royalty income in 2019. Seventy-three percent of respondents to TLL’s 2019–2020 Licensing Business Survey reported that royalty income was up from the previous year…


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Worldwide

Top Licensed Retail Sales Figures to Have On-hand in the New Year

While TLL is crunching the official stats for 2019 over the next month, here are some figures and trends we’re tracking for next year…


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Royalties

Three-fourths of Royalties Based on Net Wholesale Sales in 2018

Three-fourths of the licensing agreements signed in 2018 calculated royalty rates based on net wholesale sales, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey


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Royalty Rates

Average Royalty Rates Inch Up by 0.2% in 2018: Ent/Char Drives Increases in Property Types

The average royalty rate across all property types and product categories edged up 0.2% in 2018 to reach 8.81% in the U.S./Canada, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. Since 2006…


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