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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

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

Celebrity Licensing: Elton John’s Licensed Eyewear Launching at Sam’s Club and Walmart

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief When you think about it, it’s hard to believe it’s taken this long to see eyewear on the market from the legendary pop star Elton John. But, while… . . . read more

BMG Pays A Royal Sum For Rights To The Queen Of Rock’n’Roll

Music giant BMG says it has acquired “an extensive portfolio of rights in the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, one of the greatest and best-loved artists in popular music history, Tina Turner.” While details of… . . . 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

KISS Is Rocking New Licensing Deals For World Tour

Legendary rock band KISS is heading back on the road on the End of the Road World Tour, and has launched a licensing blitz along with their exclusive agent Epic Rights. The licensing agency says… . . . read more

India’s Tips Industries Licenses Music For YouTube

As the short video wars heat up between TikTok, YouTube Shorts, and Instagram Reels, music labels are enjoying new value for licensing their IP. Now, India’s Tips Industries has signed a lucrative deal with Google,… . . . read more


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