Lee & Thompson advises on Sony Music UK’s new merchandise offering

19th September 2019

Lee & Thompson is delighted to have advised Sony Music UK on its recent acquisition of London-based global merchandise company, Kontraband, as recently announced publicly.

The acquisition of Kontraband, which has previously handled the merchandise for an impressive list of artists including Camila Cabello and Paolo Nutini, will foster collaboration between Kontraband and each of Sony Music’s labels and their artist rosters.  As part of the deal, Kontraband will also work closely with Sony Music’s US expanding merchandising division, The Thread Shop.

The deal was handled at L&T by Corporate Partner Oli Shipton and Senior Associate Lucy Strauss.

Oli Shipton said “We are delighted to have been instructed by Sony Music and to have successfully completed this acquisition, which will no doubt bolster the already impressive merch offering within their business.”

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