Classic ’80s rock band adds new partners to bring its licensing lineup to 125 partners worldwide.
New licensees with worldwide rights include:
- Dynamite Entertainment for comic books and graphic novels;
- Sproing Publishing for a digital mobile video game;
- Swyft Media for virtual items such as emojis, stickers, frames, overlays, themes, wallpapers and avatars;
- Apple Industries for photo booths and branded prints;
- Sciacallo Bikes for carbon racing bikes;
- Staramba for 3D printed figurines; and
- New Ray Toys for long hauler model trucks.
Meanwhile, new licensees with North American rights include:
- Pangea Brands for waffle makers, toasters and popcorn makers;
- S&B Entertainment for branded vending and crane machines;
- Wish Factory for pet products and automotive;
- Rhode Island Novelty for amusement products;
- AJJ Enterprises for cornhole games;
- Card Corporation for debit cards and credit cards.
Additionally, the new licensees bring the band’s licensing roster to 125 partners worldwide.
“The past 18 months have been among the band’s most prolific of the past 40 years, and a key factor in building the KISS brand globally is the their continuous engagement with fans through touring and social media,” says Lisa Streff, executive vice president, global licensing, Epic Rights. “KISS has more gold album awards than any other American band, and they continue to sell out tour dates and events around the world. They have encouraged Epic to explore and develop every opportunity when it comes to reaching out to their millions of ardent fans in every corner of the globe. KISS have always been innovators and risk takers, and it continues to pay off in terms of developing unique and interesting licensing partnerships.”
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