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The Licensing Letter

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The Licensing Letter (TLL) is an exclusive networking and information resource that unlocks vast opportunities in the $150 billion — plus licensing business. 

You can rely on TLL for:

  • Comprehensive listings of new property availabilities, assignments and licenses granted;
  • TLL's renowned network of contacts and connections. Every month TLL tracks hundreds of deals around the world and provides you with up-to-the-minute listings plus contact name, title, phone and email - not names out of the phone book, but the real decision-makers who can make your next licensing deal a success.
  • The only widely accepted retail sales data about the licensing business - including the details behind the numbers often quoted by The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Week, USA Today and other publications;
  • Exclusive industry surveys such as the annual TLL Licensing Business Survey, salary survey, and royalty rate survey.

But don't just take our word for it. Here's what your colleagues are saying about The Licensing Letter:

"The Licensing Letter is the single most important tool I have for information, trends, what's happening in the marketplace, and finding licensees. You can't be in the licensing business without it." - Cynthia Modders, Owner, Firefly Brand Management

"The only honest voice in the licensing business. When people ask me where to go for accurate information about licensing, I always send them to The Licensing Letter." - Wes Anson, Chairman, Consor Intellectual Asset Managment

"The only subscription I would never cut back on." - Liz Conyngham, Partner, Creative Properties

"The Licensing Letter delivers timely insider information you don't get other places. It's my network." - M.J. Chisholm, President, Cabin 5

"We use the 'Licenses Recently Granted' section and the contact information as valuable prospect lists." - John Haesler, MHS Licensing

TLL answers critical questions such as:

  • Which new retail channels are embracing licensed merchandise;
  • Which new product and service categories represent the hottest growth opportunities;
  • What research retailers, manufacturers, and licensors use before committing to a property;
  • Which emerging markets are most receptive to licensed goods.

Subscribers receive:

  • 22 issues per year
  • FREE registration to the online TLL Articles Archives
  • Exclusive subscriber only email alerts about significant breaking news
  • Access to our editors and analysts
  • Discounts on all EPM reports, directories and events

22 issues/year, $489 ($549 outside North America)

Site licenses are available for those who wish to share EPM publications with their colleagues. Please contact Randy Cochran, VP Business Development, at rcochran@epmcom.com or 212-941-1633 x18, for details.


Licensing Letter subscribers have access to proprietary retail sales estimates for licensed merchandise, deal news, contacts, and reports on the latest trends:

[TLL] Coming Video Games, Like Movies, Are Mostly Sequels; E3-Announced Titles Carry Licensing Opportunities
7/21/2014 Hollywood isn't the only entertainment market relying heavily on sequels and franchise refreshes. Out of 74 games that we believe have licensing potential among those announced at th . . . more >
[TLL] Top 10 Licensing Markets Dominate Global Retail Sales
7/21/2014 The top 10 global licensing markets account for 90% of retail sales of licensed merchandise worldwide, according to the recently released "International Licensing: A Status Report." . . . more >
[TLL] Licensing Ledger
7/21/2014 Margaritaville For The Ears Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville sailed into CE Week, a consumer electronics show for analysts an . . . more >
[TLL] Character Collections Help 'Brand' Multiple Properties
7/21/2014 Entertainment licensors are increasingly creating umbrella programs that bring together multiple properties and franchises under one brand. Think th . . . more >
[TLL] Who's News
7/21/2014 Rick Van Brimmer of The Ohio State University has been elected Chairman of the Board of the Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association ( . . . more >
[TLL] Expanding Presence for Global & Digital Properties, Plus Co-branding & Comebacks Highlight Licensing Expo
7/7/2014 The profile of licensors and properties from outside the U.S. and Canada continues to grow at Licensing Expo. While many of the exhibitors have been at the show before, their booths g . . . more >
[TLL] For Every License There Is A Retail Approach
7/7/2014 Licensing Expo in 100 words or less: Fewer (or at least less prominent) zombies. Plenty of cats, grumpy and otherwise. Mo . . . more >
[TLL] Licensing Ledger
7/7/2014 On Social Media "Social media should be defined differently-as person to person social interaction," says licensing and IP attorney Mitchell . . . more >
[TLL] Who's News
7/7/2014 Linda Castillon joins Card.com as SVP Licensing. Castillon previously worked in the same position at Fathead and Skinit. Jan . . . more >
[TLL] LIMA Licensing Excellence Awards Winners
7/7/2014 Along with the induction of Deborah Joester and Joanne Loria into the LIMA Hall of Fame, the association announced its annual Licen . . . more >
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