According to the LATimes, Universal Music Group has announced it has made a deal with fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger ‘to develop rock-'n'-roll-inspired clothing for high-end boutiques and department stores’. New merchandise should hit stores later this year, and I don't want to imagine how the clean cut blue-red-white label is going to do clothes inspired by Lady Gaga and the Black Eyed Peas.
But apparently, this is not a premiere, as the music company already bought Atmosphere Apparel, in 2008 to develop merchandise for Metallica, Iron Maiden and others, and Bravado in 2007, whose sales reached $300 million last year, and are projected to hit $400 million this year.
So may be the future of music is only in merchandise, and when they say merchandise they have been well beyond the simple t-shirt I was talking about, as 5 million Justin Bieber dolls have been sold last year for example, and I am not even talking about the toothpaste. The possibilities are endless.
Anyway, I wonder what Hilfiger’s take on the meat dress is gonna be.
Reimagining the Billie Eilish song
where the ‘70s underground met the corporate culture of the ‘80s
Machine Gun Kelly’s Mainstream Sellout Tour At Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, June 28th, 2022, Reviewed
he can entertain assuming he can keep himself alive
maybe I’m talking to myself, maybe I’m talking to someone else …
a major soul explosion
his FIFTY EIGHTH TOP TEN SONG
haunting vocals reminiscent of Perfume Genius
Drake’s 14th # 1 since 2009
looks poised to be the first Afrobeater to lead the album charts