ROYALTY RATES – WHAT IS THE STANDARD? One of the questions we are asked a lot is “What royalty rate percentage should I ask for in a License Agreement?” And the answer is . . . it all depends! You should always try to negotiate the largest percentage you can,... read more

Josephine Kimberling ASK Call Free Replay

Here is what we got to hear from this week’s call with Josephine Kimberling . . . We learned of her exciting and unique journey into art licensing, and her thoughts on her in-house positions at both Nordstrom and Hallmark. How do you balance trend research and... read more

Who In The Heck Is ideaologie?

Well . . . here it is! Our first post for, and where do we begin? We thought it would be appropriate if we used this space to tell you who we are and why we have taken on this unique opportunity. To dispel any rumors . . . no, there was no hostile... read more

“Happy Birthday to You” lawsuit

There is an interesting case in the news – according the a lawsuit, the infamous song dates back to 1893 – in which case the copyright would have expired in 1921.  However Warner/Chappell, based in Los Angeles, claims exclusive copyright to “Happy Birthday... read more

The 2013 Licensing Expo is next week!

I wanted to give a shout-out to all the artists who will be in Las Vegas next week… If you are exhibiting, break a leg!  May the show connect you with some fabulous possibilities that you can turn to gold. If you are heading to the show to check it out and... read more

The Art Licensing Blog turns 5…

Wowza!  Five years ago today I posted my very first post on this blog… I remember wondering what on EARTH I would talk about but somehow I’ve managed to do 846 posts since then… What a fun and interesting ride this has been… here’s to... read more

Guest post policy

I have had a lot of requests and offers from people to write guest posts for the blog, to pay me for links that are hidden and don’t follow the FTC rules about transparency and disclosure and the like.  I decided it was time to do a post about guest posts and... read more

Been BRAVE lately?

The other day I was talking with Kim Beasley (my web guru and personal butt-kicker when I need to be nudged out of my comfort zone).  I was having one of those days where I wasn’t feeling in my zone… things were feeling like “have tos” and not... read more

Yet another SURTEX 2013 perspective

I have to say I am really impressed!  I can’t believe how many people have already done SURTEX review blog posts – I’m a bit slow on the up-tick this year apparently!  What can I say?  My trip home was horrific and it took me a few days to recover... read more

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