LOS ANGELES — Music licensing/creative marketing firm, MediaHorse, is working with HoriPro Entertainment Group, Inc., the US music publishing subsidiary of Tokyo-based entertainment conglomerate HoriPro Inc., as well as publishers of the KISS catalogue, and the rock band KISS, to offer a compilation album featuring female artists covering classic KISS songs. "KISS and Makeup" includes 16 classic KISS songs, reinvented and covered by various female artists from around the world.
MediaHorse co-owners Joe Berman and Shauna Krikorian executive produced the release, which is available for sync licensing for film, TV , advertising and multimedia. The album features 16 classic songs, including “Rock and Roll All Nite,” “Detroit Rock City,” and “I Was Made for Loving You.”
“This project has been a fun labor of love for us,” says Berman and Krikorian. “We wanted to create something exciting and original that had not yet been done before with the band — KISS classics from a female perspective! Listeners 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.”
“We were all very impressed when Joe and Shauna from MediaHorse presented this totally unique idea to us,” adds Nobu Yamamoto, HoriPro Entertainment Group executive VP, who is based in Los Angeles. “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.”