Epic Rights and Pan Inc. announce new strategic partnership to develop music artist and celebrity merchandising and branding opportunities in Japan.
Epic Rights, a leading global music branding and merchandising company, and Japan’s Pan Inc. announce a partnership to develop concert artists’ fashion brands, television commercials, sponsorship and endorsements, themed restaurants, cafes and other themed experiences.
“We are very excited to combine the efforts of our two companies to build strong revenue streams and generate new opportunities for western artists, entertainment brands and celebrities in the growing Japanese market,” said Dell Furano, Epic Rights’ CEO, and Pan Inc.’s CEO, Kunihiro Tsuji.
Epic Rights has broad relationships around the world and all-star clients, including Madonna, Céline Dion, KISS, AC/DC, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith, Lionel Richie, Billy Joel, the Estates of John Lennon, David Bowie, Stevie Ray Vaughan, as well as music brands such as Woodstock, CBGB, Rock & Brews and fine art photography Rock Paper Photo.
Pan Inc. has extensive relationships with all major Japanese advertising agencies, technology companies, retailers and consumer brands. With these relationships, Pan will bring licensing and branding opportunities to Epic Rights’ artists and properties in the Japanese market, as well as manage Epic Rights’ e-commerce opportunities and Rock Paper Photo fine art rock photography business in Japan. Pan Inc. will also open the first Rock & Brews concert themed restaurant in 2018.
Senior Epic Rights’ executives Lisa Streff, EVP of Global Licensing, and Dan Levin will manage the day-to-day business with Pan Inc.