Cartoon Network recently announced plans for the summer release of the digital album Steven Universe Soundtrack: Volume 1, a collection of music from the TV series. Available globally on June 2, 2017, the soundtrack will feature songs originally heard in the series’ episodes, including the theme song, “We Are the Crystal Gems.”
The digital album features a roster of re-mastered songs performed by the series voice cast, including Zach Callison (Steven), Estelle (Garnet), Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl), Michaela Dietz (Amethyst) and Tom Scharpling (Greg). Read the rest of this entry »
Genius Brands International Inc. plans to expand SpacePOP this year with new content license agreements for in China and in the UK. Additionally, Genius Brands has greenlit the development of season two of SpacePOP for global distribution, which is expected ot air this fall. Read the rest of this entry »
The Celia Cruz Estate signed an exclusive representation agreement for advertising licensing with Beanstalk. The partnership will extend the personality into advertising, long-term brand associations, and select product opportunities.
A native-born Cuban, Cruz was raised in working-class Havana and became a citizen of the U.S. after leaving Cuba. She went on to win four Latin GRAMMY Awards, four GRAMMY Awards, produced more than twenty Gold and Platinum albums, and received the National Medal of Arts.
Hasbro‘s DropMix debutted at MashBash during South by Southwest (SXSW) last weekend. The new music-mixing game uses technology that allows players to create mixes of songs by playing cards on a game board connected to a mobile app. Watch the trailer for DropMix here.
Kidz Bop partnered with Live Nation Entertainment to announce the Best Time Ever tour, sponsored by Juicy Juice Splashers. The live tour will debut in April and will reach more than 50 cities in the U.S., including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami. The tour launched with an exclusive pre-sale on Feb. 22 for Kidz Bop social media fans.
Tickets for the tour will officially go on sale to the public on Feb. 24. Special VIP tickets, which include a Best Time Ever private party, exclusive merchandise, and a meet and greet with the Kidz Bop Kids will also be available. Additional tour dates will soon be announced. For tour dates and ticket information, visit ticketmaster.com/Kidz-Bop-Kids-tickets/artist/1852697. Read the rest of this entry »
Last year, KISS reached 125 new licensing partners worldwide, adding to its portfolio of licensing and merchandising products from over the past 43 years. This year, KISS will prepare for a new European tour.
Epic Rights, KISS’ exclusive worldwide licensing and merchandising partner, shared the roster of 125 new licensing partners. New licensees with worldwide rights include: comic books and graphic novels from Dynamite Entertainment; digital mobile video game from Sproing Publishing; emojis, stickers, frames, overlays, themes, wallpapers, and avatars from Swyft Media; photo booths and branded prints from Apple Industries; carbon racing bikes from Sciacallo Bikes; 3-D printed figurines from Staramda; and long hauler model trucks from New Ray Toys. Read the rest of this entry »
Licensing Works! will expand the Mundo Lanugo licensing program initiatives for its client Lanugo Inc., a multi-platform Spanish language preschool property.
In December, a line-up of Mundo Lanugo Christmas carols were released. Licensing Works! plans to expand its outreach and currently seeks licensing partners for this year’s Christmas merchandise, which will include plush, books, toys, games, music, ornaments, apparel, packaged grocery, live touring shows, and in-store promotional programs.
This January, Mundo Lanugo was featured at Macy’s in an expanded Three Kings celebration for the fourth consecutive year as part of the New Year celebrations.
Kidz Bop was named the official music partner for Legoland Florida Resort. The partnership announcement coincides with the launch of the LEGO Ninjago World, which will open on Jan. 12. Read the rest of this entry »
Feld Entertainment Inc. and Sesame Workshop partnered to develop Sesame Street live shows tours. Feld Entertainment will produce and tour live Sesame Street productions in the U.S. The first production under the new deal is slated to launch next October. The current Sesame Street Live! tour will continue through the summer.
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Entertainment One and Sesame Workshop will have a limited release of Sesame Road, exclusively for Record Store Day 2016 this month. The run of 2,000 pieces will mark the first time the album will be available on vinyl. Sesame Road was first released on cassette by Golden Music in 1993 and on CD by Sony Wonder in 1995.
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