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Music Licensing: Epic Rights Developing Merch Program For New Kids On The Block

2022 North American MixTape Tour Kicks off in May with Over 50 Shows New Kids On The Block is back on tour, and has tagged Epic Rights to develop a global merchandise program. The licensing… . . . read more

Universal Music Centralizes Rosters for Bravado and Epic Rights

Bravado, Universal Music Group has announced the centralization of both Bravado and Epic Rights licensing rosters. Bravado acquired Epic Rights in 2019 and the new structure includes the expanded purview of Epic Rights’ SVP Global… . . . read more

Wurlitzer and LMCA To Make Beautiful Music Together

Wurlitzer Partners with LMCA to Extend the Brand into New Categories The venerable music-making brand Wurlitzer has appointed global brand extension licensing agency LMCA to extend its brand into new categories in audio, music, and… . . . read more

Music Licensing: MDR Keeping Amy Winehouse Legacy Alive

British audio brand Roberts is collaborating with the Amy Winehouse Foundation to celebrate the late star’s legacy. MDR Brand Management is teaming up with the British audio brand Roberts to celebrate the musical legacy of… . . . read more

Universal Acquires Sting’s Music Catalog For Reported $300 Million

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The red-hot market for music catalogs is continuing in 2022 as Universal Music Group acquired the works of Police frontman Sting for a reported $300 million. Sting was… . . . read more

Universal Music Expands Rights Agreement With Amazon, Twitch

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Global music giant Universal Music Group (UMG) has expanded a key rights deal with Twitch and Amazon Music. The deal highlights the growing value of music catalogs held by… . . . read more

Special Report: Why The Value Of Music Catalogs Has Soared By 2500%

Following on our 2021 Special Report: The Evolution of Music Licensing, The Licensing Letter examines how and why music rights sales have grown exponentially since 2015. This report is available to TLL Subscribers only.   By Gary… . . . read more

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


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