Business News: Epic Rights and Pan Inc. Announce New Strategic Partnership in Japan

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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. 


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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.

About Epic Rights
Epic Rights is a full-service global branding, licensing and rights management company dedicated to building celebrities and entertainment brands via its broad global network of retailers, licensees and agents. Working with a roster of top clients and brands, Epic Rights' services include licensing/branding, music merchandising, social media management, VIP ticketing and fan clubs.


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Epic Rights also oversees sponsorships and endorsements, digital archiving of all creative/photos/media assets and manages worldwide e-commerce for its clients in addition to providing in-house legal resources for trademark registration and audit management.  Epic Rights is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. For more information, visit www.epicrights.com.

About Pan Inc.
Pan Inc. is a newly formed Tokyo-based multifaceted company specializing in licensing, endorsement and marketing. Kunihiro Tsuji, the former CEO of Hachette Japan, serves as CEO, PAN Inc., whose executive team includes Tomohisa Murase, the Company's Vice President & Director and former Chief Auditor for DENTSU and its subsidiaries; and Yoshio Nakajima, the company's Director, a former CEO of Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc., and former Secretary to the Prime Minister of Japan.  Naotoshi Ogisu, former DENTSU board member and CEO of DENTSU Casting, is an Advisor.

PAN Inc. will manufacture and sell licensed goods through wholesale, retail and e-commerce, in addition to establishing third-party license deals, forging new partnerships and navigating complex license agreements that will support the growth of our client's businesses in Japan.  Pan Inc. will offer consultation services at all levels to provide clients with creative, promotional and marketing services to develop their businesses. 

Source: Epic Rights