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Ecommerce

The Fight Against Counterfeits

Epic Brands and Alibaba Group take on counterfeiting efforts online thanks to new partnerships in the music and fashion industries, respectfully…


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ROYALTIES

Royalty Rates Flat; Average Up to 8.75%

We’re now in the second decade of long-term stability in royalty rates, with the average up 0.2% to reach 8.75% in 2016 for the U.S./Canada. In comparison, the average royalty was…


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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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Royalties

Average Royalty Rates, Guarantees & Advances in the U.S. & Canada Climb Thanks to Entertainment

Royalties on licensed goods in the U.S. and Canada in 2015 started a second decade of long-term stability, once again showing little or no movement. The average royalty in 2015 was…


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BUSINESS NEWS

Licensed Sales Fuel Explosive Growth at Sequential Brands

Sequential Brands had a Q3 for the ages, more than doubling year-over-year revenues from $10 million to $23 million. Because Sequential’s business model centers on acquiring…


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LICENSED PROPERTIES

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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Average Royalty Rates in U.S. & Canada Steady for Decade; Entertainment Fees Climb, Guarantees & Advances Flat



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