Art & Design 

WELOVECUSHIONS announces new license deal with the ‘William Morris Gallery’

WELOVECUSHIONS announced its new license agreement with ‘The William Morris Gallery’. Located in Lloyd Park in Walthamstow, London, the William Morris Gallery collection comprises over 10,000 objects and is uniquely placed to tell the story of the life and work of Morris and his artistic circle. Holdings include original designs, textiles, wallpapers, furniture, stained glass, ceramics, metalwork, books, and archival materials as well as personal items. Are you off to @TopDrawerLondon ? Come along to Stand H-A20 to see all of our new collections including this one with the @WMGallery…

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TV Series Licensing 

You can now visit the sets of ‘Game of Thrones’. Here’s how

In what could be termed as good news for Game of Thrones fans, you can now visit the sets of your beloved fantasy-drama series. Excited? According to a new announcement from the network, HBO is commemorating a decade of filming in Northern Ireland by opening up sites featured in the show to the public as attractions including Winterfell, Castle Black, and Kings Landing. In addition to the sets, the plan is also to potentially include a formal studio tour of Linen Mill Studios, which will showcase content from the series…

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Music Licensing 

CMRRA signs licensing deal with Amazon Music

Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) has reached a licensing deal with Amazon Music. Amazon Music Unlimited launched in Canada and CMRRA said it has reached a licensing agreement with Amazon Music to ensure that its music publisher and rightsholder clients, which together represent more than 80,000 music catalogs, will receive royalties for the use of their works on the service. “We’re very happy to have come to a negotiated agreement with Amazon Music and to see them enter Canada with Amazon Music Unlimited. Amazon Music and its entry will…

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Food Licensing 

To fuel coffee consumption, Nestle forays into appliances category

In a bid to fuel coffee consumption and push one of its mainstay brands Nescafe, Nestle has entered the consumer-facing small appliances category. The company is in the process of launching app-based coffee machines, which will be sold through non-FMCG distribution channels as well. Addressing the media at a roundtable at its Gurugram headquarters, Nestle India chairman Suresh Narayanan said, “We are seeing a surge of speciality coffee outlets, and coffee consumption are growing specially among millennial consumers.”  The company said India is among its first few markets to begin…

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Apparel Licensing Character Licensing 

Balenzia, Cartoon Network launch new collection of quirky socks

Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of Turner India and Balenzia, a leading premium sock brand, are launching a range of uber-cool socks for women, men, and kids. The collection includes timeless favourites and new-age icons such as We Bare Bears, Dexter’s Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, The Powerpuff Girls, Courage- The Cowardly Dog, Ed, Edd and Eddy’ The range is available online on Balenzia.com and leading e-commerce websites such as Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, Jabong. The prices of the products range from Rs 109 to Rs 349. Commenting on the…

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Sports Licensing 

IMG exits Indian Super League ahead of fifth season: Report

International Management Group (IMG), the global sports marketing and management firm, has pulled out of Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) which runs the Indian Super League just ahead of its fifth season. The fifth season is set to kick off with a match between ATK and Kerala Blaster. ISL was launched by IMG, Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Industries, and broadcaster Star India, in October 2013. According to media reports, Reliance directly owned 45% stake initially, while Star India had 35%, and IMG Reliance, the equal joint venture formed in March 2010…

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