Dean’s “The Birds and the Bees” from his 1965 album, (Remember Me) I’m The One Who Loves You, was featured recently in a Volkswagen commercial.
VOTE HERE! What’s your favorite Dean Martin Christmas Song: “Silver Bells” vs. “Marshmallow World”
“Silver Bells” is a romantic ode to Christmas in the city. This Yuletide favorite sounds so good when Dean Martin sings it.
“Marshmallow World” is one of Dean’s most enduring Christmas recordings. This ode to snowfall proves that the temperature isn’t the only thing at Christmas that’s cool!
Both songs are available on The Dean Martin Christmas Album, where he delivers delightful takes on Christmas tunes including “White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” and “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”
Unprecedented collaboration between the boutique luxury watchmaker Todd & Marlon and Dean Martin to develop an exclusive timepiece edition – ToddandMarlon.com
New York, NY – Luxury watchmaker Todd & Marlon proudly announces a collaboration on behalf of Dean Martin to develop an exclusive timepiece inspired by the iconic entertainer. This opportunity, brokered by Artist Legacy Group, is a very exciting milestone for the boutique watchmaker.
“We are thrilled to be working with the Dean Martin Family Trust and to celebrate the artist who embodies all the qualities of the men we are targeting and who inspire us,” says Vincenzo Carrara, CEO, Todd & Marlon LLC. “Dean Martin is one of the world’s most versatile and beloved entertainers and singers. With a great entrepreneurial spirit, he kept exploring new ventures and collecting one success after the other. But life was not just work for him it was also about having fun. Dean Martin, the King of Cool, will influence generations to come and we want to honor him with an exclusive timepiece.”
“Dean Martin’s quintessential style and status as the ultimate gentleman makes this collaboration a perfect fit,” says ALG CEO Ashley Austin. “We are delighted with Todd & Marlon’s vision for creating this unique piece for the holiday season and beyond.”
The watch design is inspired by Dean Martin and is a modern reinterpretation of his unique and transcendent style. The timepieces design will be revealed in Fall 2016 and it will then be available on Todd & Marlon’s e-commerce site and at various exclusive retail partners.
About Todd & Marlon
Established in New York in 2015, Todd & Marlon LLC (toddandmarlon.com) is about luxury essentials. Todd & Marlon leverages old craftsmanship to create modern pieces of art; being Italians they appreciate beauty and have an innate sense of style and their Swiss heritage drives precision and attention to details in all their creations. Their first collection of luxury timepieces has been awarded the A’Design Award in 2016.
About Artist Legacy Group
Artist Legacy Group (“ALG”) specializes in brand management for iconic entertainment properties, pop culture personalities and artist estates. ALG is a joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment (“SME”), providing licensing, branding strategy and merchandising services to Legacy Recordings and other front line SME labels while also representing clients outside of the SME ecosystem.
ALG to Source Licensing Opportunities and Strategic Partnerships for the Dean Martin Brand
The Dean Martin Family Trust has appointed Artist Legacy Group, a Sony Music Entertainment joint venture, to act as its global brand representative, it was announced today by ALG CEO Ashley Austin.
ALG will collaborate with the Dean Martin Family Trust to create and maintain cohesive licensing and branding strategies, ensuring the integrity of Dean Martin’s singular persona as pop culture’s ultimate “King of Cool.”
On behalf of the Trust, ALG will source licensing opportunities and strategic partnerships for the Dean Martin brand across a variety of categories including–but not limited to–luxury apparel and accessories, food and beverage, fragrance and skin care, home décor and lifestyle goods.
Under the new arrangement, ALG is positioned to foster the growth of Dean Martin’s trademark and personality rights–including his name, likeness and signature–in branded merchandise, endorsements and advertising campaigns.
“ALG will work closely with the Trust to pursue licensing and branding initiatives on behalf of Dean Martin, complementing the projects that the Trust is currently developing,” said Austin. “Our mission is to fully serve Dean’s existing fanbase while simultaneously introducing him to younger generations of fans who will undoubtedly respond to his timeless class and style.”
“The Dean Martin Family Trust is very excited to be working with ALG to continue spreading the excitement and debonair lifestyle of one of the world’s most versatile and beloved entertainers,” said Laura Lizer, Trustee of the Dean Martin Family Trust. “His charisma and masculine style has bridged generations and continues to make him the definitive ‘King of Cool.’”
Sony Music Entertainment (“SME”) and Artist Legacy Group, LLC (“ALG”) entered into a groundbreaking joint venture agreement in October 2015. The venture, which operates under the ALG name, engages in all business aspects of artist brand management including licensing, branding strategy and merchandising. ALG provides artist and estate brand management services to Legacy Recordings and other front line SME labels while remaining open to opportunities outside the SME eco-system.
This new arrangement is the next step in Legacy’s existing relationship with the Dean Martin Family Trust; in January 2014, Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, in partnership with the Dean Martin Family Trust, acquired the singer’s legendary Reprise Records catalog and began remastering titles for a major ongoing reissue project. The Dean Martin Reprise catalog acquisition included all the recordings Dean made during his extraordinary creative tenure (1962-1974) at Rat Pack pal Frank Sinatra’s Reprise Records label. The Nashville Sessions, the album Martin cut for Warner Bros in 1983, was also included.