Character & Entertainment Character Licensing 

New Pingu series arrives in overseas markets

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,171 Tokyo-based Sony Creative Products Inc. (SCP), which manages licensing in the Japanese market for the much-loved little animated penguin Pingu on behalf of rights owner , has announced the arrival of the new,entirely Japanese-made-and-produced computer-animated TV series Pingu in the City in Europe. Pingu in the City launched in the Japanese market in October 2017. Following the announcement last year of a new distribution partnership for Pingu with Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L. (SME), focusing on Europe and Latin America, a number of European broadcast partnerships are…

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Brand Licensing 

DHX Media, Sony extend ‘Peanuts’ licensing agreement

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 2,278 DHX Media has closed its sale of the minority stake in Peanuts Worldwide to Sony Music Entertainment. Under the deal, Sony Music Entertainment has indirectly acquired 49 percent of DHX Media’s 80 percent interest in Peanuts, worth CAD 235.6 million in cash. DHX Media now owns 41 percent of Peanuts, Sony Music owns 39 percent and members of the family of Charles M. Schulz own 20 percent. Michael Donovan, Executive Chair, and CEO, DHX Media, said, “Through this transaction, we have reduced our debt while retaining control…

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Collaborations Music Licensing 

Prince Estate signs agreement with Sony Music for 35 catalog albums

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,166 Sony Music Entertainment and the Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson have signed an exclusive distribution agreement covering 35 essential previously released album titles from the Prince catalog. Those albums, which include “1999,” “Diamonds and Pearls,” “Sign O’ the Times” and nine others, will move over to Sony in 2021. Sony Music Entertainment & the Estate of @prince Rogers Nelson have inked an exclusive distribution agreement covering 35 essential previously released album titles from the Prince catalog. Read more: https://t.co/uc8xZ6md88 pic.twitter.com/4PMEQB8t0E — Legacy Recordings (@SonyLegacyRecs) June 27, 2018…

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Collaborations Entertainment Licensing 

SME renews partnership with Experience Hendrix L.L.C.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 4,768   Sony Music Entertainment (SME) and Jimi Hendrix’s own company Experience Hendrix L.L.C. have got into a renewed licensing partnership. The two had entered the partnership way back in 2009. The said partnership covers the on-going curation and distribution of the Jimi Hendrix catalogue and archives making the artiste’s music and film materials available to fans. The Jimi Hendrix catalogue and archives cover the recordings made by the guitarist-singer-composer during 1966-1970. In addition to the albums and singles released during his lifetime, the catalogue has since been…

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