Can’t get One Direction’s catchy tunes out of your head? Well, soon you won’t be able to get the British boy banders out of your ears either. The guys have reportedly signed a new deal for a number of items, including headphones, to be licensed with their trade name, adding to their growing 1D empire .
So, what will Liam, Niall, Harry, Louis and Zayn soon be branded on? Well, Licensing.biz reports that, beginning this fall, One Direction will get their own speakers, microphones, ear buds, walkie talkies, alarm clocks, boom boxes and karaoke machines, in addition to the headphones and a number of other items. The products will be made available in the U.K., U.S., Latin America, Ireland and Canada.
“With more than three million Twitter followers and a debut album that has gone gold and platinum across the globe, it’s clear that the guys from One Direction are superstars that tween and teen fans can’t get enough of,” says a statement from Laura Zebersky, executive vice president of sales at Jazwares, which will work with the group on the items. “We are thrilled to add One Direction to our portfolio, and look forward to developing our program with the band to bring personal and innovative electronics to their millions of fans.”
A rep for the band hadn’t responded to MTV News’ request for further information by press time. The items should hit store shelves just as the group readies the release of their first single from their sophomore release , expected at the tail-end of this year or top of 2013.
“We’ve been recording already, actually,” Niall Horan told MTV News. “Then, obviously, we’ve got to make a decision for a single soon, ’cause we have to get a single out towards September, I suppose,” he added. “So, obviously, we don’t have a date for that yet, so we’re gonna have to start thinking, sitting down with the record label, sitting down with management, getting everyone’s views. Obviously, everyone was on the same page [last time]. It’s usually not a struggle.”
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