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  • TKO Announces New Licensing, Endorsement and Sponsorship Division

    The Kirby Organization, a talent agency with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London and Austin, has launched a division focusing on boosting tour and event sponsorships, among other things.

    The new Licensing, Endorsement and Sponsorship division will be led by Terri DiPaolo, a music business attorney-turned-consumer products licensing executive.

    “As a music fan, I am so delighted to be able to offer the knowledge I have gained about licensing, sponsorships and endorsements to help bolster the careers and product offerings for all of TKO’s artists so that they can continue to focus on making great music and performing amazing shows,” DiPaolo said in a press release.(Read More)


  • Kirby Organization Adds Licensing Division

    New department will seek sponsorships, licensing deals and brand services for its roster of artists, which includes Anthrax, Buckcherry, Hoobastank and more.

    Talent agency The Kirby Organization has launched a new licensing, endorsement and sponsorship division. The agency has also tapped Terri DiPaolo to head the new department.

    The company’s new branch will work to increase tour and event sponsorships, create growth for clients via licensing deals and offer brand services to off-roster artists that seek a presence in the retail and online space. TKO’s current client roster includes music artists Anthrax, Sevendust, Buckcherry, Blue Ӧyster Cult, Bachman & Turner, Burton Cummings, Hank 3, Billy Squier, Hoobastank, Fuel, Drowning Pool, Tom Keifer, Stephen Pearcy and Lita Ford, among others.(Read More)


  • TKO Starts New Licensing, Endorsement & Sponsorship Division
    Terri Dipaolo Hired To Run New Department

    April 17, 2017 -- The Kirby Organization [TKO] is proud to announce the launch of a new Licensing, Endorsement and Sponsorship division. The talent agency has hired Terri DiPaolo to head the department.

    The company's new branch will focus on increasing tour and event sponsorships, creating growth for clients through consumer product licensing deals and offering the brand services to off-roster artists that seek a presence in the retail and on-line space. The department is a first for TKO, home to more than 100 of the biggest names and best emerging talents in rock, metal, alternative and pop, including Anthrax, Sevendust, Buckcherry, Blue Ӧyster Cult, Bachman & Turner, Burton Cummings, Hank 3, Billy Squier, Hoobastank, Fuel, Drowning Pool, Tom Keifer, Stephen Pearcy and Lita Ford, to name just a few.

    "In the ever-growing and ever-changing music industry, we are constantly looking for ways to help our artists grow and prosper," says TKO President Andrew Goodfriend. "We are excited to offer clients this opportunity to diversify their business opportunities, and Terri is the perfect person for this position." (read more)


  • Word from Industry's Mouth

    Juicy Couture, Judith Leiber, The Estates of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, Hickey Freeman, Prince Tennis, and Spyder Active Sports are only a few of the powerhouse brands owned and managed by New York based Authentic Brands Group (ABG). We sat down with the COO and GC Terri DiPaolo to garner her insights on the company and the challenges brand owners face...."(more)


  • Licensing Co.’s Suit Eyes Marilyn Monroe Publicity Rights

    "A company that specializes in managing the intellectual property of dead celebrities sued the estate of Marilyn Monroe on Wednesday, seeking a judgment that the late star's successors do not control her publicity rights.

    CMG Worldwide Inc. says a long-running court battle in California resulted in a 2008 ruling that barred the actress' estate from asserting her post-mortem publicity rights. Nevertheless, CMG claims, the Estate of Marilyn Monroe LLC threatened to sue the company earlier this month for licensing copyrighted photos of the legendary blonde..."(more)


  • New Suit Filed Over Rights to Marilyn Monroe's Image

    "Nearly five decades after actress Marilyn Monroe died, the Hollywood blond bombshell still lives, at least in courtrooms in Indianapolis and across the country.

    Legal battles over the rights to profit from her image and celebrity, worth millions of dollars a year, have continued from New York to California since her death in 1962....

    ...Roesler and New York attorney Terri Dipaolo, representing Authentic Brands, said the two companies have reached a private agreement, so Authentic Brands may be dropped from the suit. CMG claimed in the suit that at least $1.6 million was owed by Authentic Brands..."(more)