Perryscope Productions partners with Daryl Hall and John Oates for all manufacturing, licensing and e-commerce of branded merchandise

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall and John Oates are pleased to announce that they have entered into an important partnership with New York-based Perryscope Productions, which will, effective immediately, act as exclusive worldwide representatives of the group in matters of merchandising and licensing.

Perryscope Productions is a New York-based, full-service entertainment merchandising company that handles all aspects of its unique clients’ global merchandising needs, including product development and sourcing, consumer sales at events live or in dedicated online stores, wholesale to retailers, brand management and overseeing a network of specialist third-party licensees who manufacture and distribute approved lifestyle products to thousands of retailers.

Its founder, Norman Perry, has extensive experience in the live entertainment industry starting as a promoter (in Canada and Britain) in the 70s and 80s. Over the years Perry has served as CEO of several companies highly successful entertainment merchandising companies including Brockum Merchandising, Founder/CEO of Anthill Trading, and is currently Founder/CEO of Perryscope Productions. With a dedicated and top-notch team, he has represented and provided merchandising services to many legendary artists including the Rolling Stones, Guns N’ Roses and Bon Jovi.

Perryscope’s current roster of legacy artists includes Pink Floyd, AC/DC, David Bowie, The Police, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Janis Joplin, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Juan Gabriel, and the Woodstock Festival, among others.

John Oates says, “It’s hard for me to put emotional and tangible value on the significance of the music that Daryl Hall and I have created. Over the past 50 years, we’ve protected our artistic history and reputation with the utmost care and respect for both ourselves and our fans around the world…and now, to celebrate this milestone, we’re proud to announce an exciting new partnership with Perryscope. I look forward to working with their creative teams and excited to see what this collaboration will add to Daryl Hall & John Oates’ legacy of iconic music.”

“We are honored to work with two artists of this stature whose music has been the soundtrack to so many lives, including mine,” adds Norman Perry. “The duo have been so stylistically influential and our goal is to provide their legions of grassroots and emerging fans with a way to celebrate music and concerts through a full assortment of fashionable apparel and collectibles. ideals collection who utilize their large library of art, logos, and photos as well as news as they continue their tour. We are very proud of this tenure and look forward to playing our part in maintaining the legacy of the group and to work alongside Daryl and John, as well as some of the leading companies that help us make an impact at all levels of retail distribution.”

From the mid-70s to the mid-80s, Daryl and John scored six No. 1 singles, including Rich Girl, Kiss on My List, Private Eyes, I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do), Maneater and Out. . of Touch from six multi-platinum albums-’76’s Bigger Than Both of Us, ’80’s Voices, ’81’s Private Eyes, ’82’s H2O, ’83’s Rock ‘N Soul, Part 1 and ’84’s Big Bam Boom. The era would also produce 8 other Top 10 singles: Sara Smile, You Make My Dreams (Come True), Did It In a Minute, Family Man, One on One, Say It Isn’t So, Adult Education and Method of Modern . Love.

In 1985, they participated in the historic We Are the World session, reopened the legendary Apollo Theater in New York with their heroes David Ruffin & Eddie Kendricks of the Temptations and closed the world show Live Aid in Philadelphia.

In 1987, the RIAA recognized Daryl Hall and John Oates as the best-selling duo in music history, a record they still hold today.

Over the following decades, Daryl and John continued to record and tour both individually and together, as their self-composed songs evolved from current hits to timeless classics. In 2003, Daryl Hall and John Oates were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, followed by their 2014 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Demonstrating the duo’s massive popularity across decades, generations and viewing formats, in 2020 Daryl and John celebrated You Make My Dreams (Come True) one billion streams. They continue to tour the world to this day for original and up-and-coming fans, including a successful 2021 Live Nation tour that produced sold-out shows at the Hollywood Bowl and Madison Square Garden.

Marjorie N. McClure