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Sony’s Kontraband secures rights for George Michael merch

By | Published on Tuesday 22 June 2021

George Michael

Sony Music UK’s merch company Kontraband has signed an exclusive global deal with the George Michael estate to design and distribute merch for the late pop star.

Already on the list of things that will be coming up for sale are limited edition prints, stationery, apparel, figurines and flasks, plus special items by guest fashion designers. And who among us hasn’t been hankering for a George Michael flask?

“We are delighted to collaborate with the team at Kontraband to curate an exciting collection that creatively sets the bar and offers George’s loyal and new fans a unique range of merchandise he would be proud of”, says the George Michael estate in a statement.

“We are THRILLED to be launching a brand new selection of products showcasing the legacy of George and giving fans the overdue opportunity to own much anticipated official merchandise”, adds Kontraband General Manager Elliot Taylor.

The deal with Kontraband expands on the George Michael estate’s existing partnership with Sony Music, which continues to manage many of his recordings. This is also the first official and exclusive deal for George Michael merch since 2011.