"Rock and Roll All Nite," "Detroit Rock City," "I Was Made for Loving You," All Given Fresh Interpretations By Female Artists From Around the World And Now Available for Synch Licensing for Film, TV, Advertising & Multi-Media
Through an unprecedented, three-way collaboration, Los Angeles-based MediaHorse, a top music licensing and creative marketing firm, LA & Nashville-based HoriPro Entertainment Group, Inc., the U.S. music publishing subsidiary of Tokyo-based entertainment conglomerate HORIPRO Inc., as well as publishers of the KISS catalogue, and the classic rock band KISS, have announced the release of a first-ever compilation album to feature all female artists covering classic songs by KISS.
Entitled "KISS and Makeup," the album (executive-produced by MediaHorse co-owners Joe Berman and Shauna Krikorian,) includes 16 classic KISS songs, re-invented and covered by various top female artists from around the world. MediaHorse will handle synch licensing efforts for the 16 tracks on the new album, for film, TV, multi-media, and advertising projects.
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Regarding the new release, KISS co-founder Paul Stanley said:
"Having performed these songs many thousands of times for millions of fans around the world for over 40 years, we loved hearing these fresh new takes on our classic hits by so many super talented female artists. KISS is rock and roll...and these ladies really know how to rock our catalog. We love 'KISS and Makeup'...and so will you."
KISS co-founder Gene Simmons said:
"We're really excited about KISS and Makeup! It's fun to hear our songs in a completely new and different fashion…especially by female artists. KISS fans are really going to get a kick out of this record!"
MediaHorse co-founders Shauna Krikorian and Joe Berman added, "This project has been a fun labor of love for us. We wanted to create something exciting and original that had not yet been done before with the band....KISS classics from a female perspective! Listener's will be quite surprised hearing these fresh takes on songs we've all grown to love, letting KISS fans experience them in a whole new light. It completely changes the interpretation to hear these songs in modern genres of indie rock and pop and especially with a female singer."
Nobu Yamamoto, HoriPro Entertainment Group Executive Vice President based in Los Angeles, said, "We were all very impressed when Joe and Shauna from MediaHorse presented this totally unique idea to us! After more than 40 years as one of the biggest rock and roll bands in history, KISS has never before enjoyed female artists re-imagining their classic songs. ‘KISS and Makeup' gives a whole new life to the greatest hits of the KISS catalogue in surprisingly unexpected and dramatic ways. I believe that music supervisors working in film, TV and commercials who want to really grab the attention of their audiences – and shake them awake - will jump at the chance to license these powerful songs for their various projects."
Formed in Los Angeles in 2010 by Shauna Krikorian and Joe Berman, MediaHorse is a music licensing and creative marketing firm specializing in the placement of music across all forms of media. In addition to producing custom music content, MediaHorse also represents a roster of both established and emerging artists, as well as award winning composers.
Since its inception, MediaHorse has successfully placed music in countless television shows, trailers and global advertising campaigns. The company also provides creative consulting services for labels and music publishers, adding development and execution of non-traditional marketing practices and strategies on behalf of its diverse client base. For more information, please see: www.mediahorse.net
ABOUT HORIPRO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP:
Formed in 1990 as the U.S. subsidiary of Tokyo-based HORIPRO, Inc., HoriPro Entertainment Group, Inc., is a full-service, independent music publisher. Offering songwriter development, song plugging, music licensing and first-class administration services, HoriPro Entertainment Group provides a total publishing solution for its valued clients.
Working individually with each songwriter, producer, and artist from its offices located both in Nashville, TN, and Los Angeles, CA, HoriPro develops a unique roadmap to success for each of its clients. For more information, please see: www.horipro.com
As America's #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time, and that's in every category, KISS can easily be named one of rock's most influential bands. The Rock N Roll Hall of Famers have released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Honored by their peers, KISS received the illustrious ASCAP Founders Award in 2015.
Over 40 years of record-breaking global tours have brought KISS to their fans. They kicked off their recent world tour with 5 headlining shows in Japan and a #1 single in 2014 "Samurai Son" with pop group, Momoiro Clover Z. Their 40th Anniversary World tour also rocked North America, South America and Australia. Additionally, once a year the "KISS Army" becomes the "KISS Navy" as fans from across the globe board the KISS Kruise (this year will be their 5th voyage).
KISS teamed up with Warner Brothers in 2014 to create the well-received original movie ScoobyDoo and KISS: Rock And Roll Mystery.
Other high-profile appearances have included the Super Bowl, the Winter Olympics, Rockin' The Corps concert, a FOX alliance with KISS appearing in multiple episodes of Family Guy, plus two special guest performances on American Idol finales.
KISS has been featured in major advertising and marketing campaigns for John Varvatos, Google Play, Hello Kitty— even appearing in a Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour. This year represents the 3rd season of the LA KISS Arena Football League team bringing professional football back to Los Angeles.
KISS founding band members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have also entered the culinary world by opening a string of successful restaurants aptly named Rock & Brews.
KISS is dedicated to numerous Veterans Organizations including: The Wounded Warriors Project, The USO, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce "Hire A Hero" program, The Legacy Organization in Australia, Help For Heroes United Kingdom and The Dr. Pepper Snapple Groups Wounded Warriors Support Foundations For more information, visit www.KissOnline.com