Sandbox Issue 222: SYNC IN. Music Synchronisation Gets Smarter
Lead: as synchronisation grows in importance, a new wave of tools is emerging to make that whole process work seamlessly and smarter, covering both micro-licensing and pitch management. We look at the key players here, what...
February 20, 2019
Kiss are launching their own brand of emoji
Never slow to spot a new branding opportunity, Kiss have teamed up with The Emoji Company to create their own line of emoji, which will be splashed across *consults press release* “Apparel, Accessories, Footwear, Electronics,...
February 14, 2019
Sandbox 106 – Rise of the MCNs
Lead: If everyone has content on YouTube, how do you stand out? MCNs claim they have the answer to boosting views and driving a sharp uptick in revenue. Are they earning their keep with their immense expertise? Or are they...
April 9, 2014
Kiss crowdsource ideas for their 40th anniversary
Kiss are like the stackheeled and fire-breathing version of Krusty The Clown from The Simpsons (catchphrase: “I heartily endorse this event or product”) and have, over the years, applied their logo to everything from...
April 4, 2014
Soniqplay launches Kiss Remixer app for UK radio station
Yes, the Kiss here is the radio station rather than the long-tongued rawk band, sadly (although given Soniqplay’s past launch of a remix app for Motorhead, we wouldn’t rule anything out…) The UK startup, formerly...
December 3, 2012
Sandbox Issue Seventy One: Remixed Message
Seven years ago, remix competitions were a new and exciting marketing opportunity, with everyone fired up on the possibilities of UGC and how it could create a different connection between artist and fan. Their growing ubiquity...
October 17, 2012
Now Kiss get the Aurasma augmented reality treatment
Universal Music is extending its partnership with augmented reality startup Aurasma, launching an augmented reality app - this time for Kiss.
October 16, 2012
Kiss launches ‘Social Hub’ and online scavenger hunt
The band are rolling out a social media campaign to fire up their fanbase. That inludes a Facebook appscavenger hunt for pieces of album artwork, and a standalone 'Social Hub' for fans that ties into Facebook, Twitter, Vevo,...
July 25, 2012
Get set for a Kiss-themed Angry Birds game
Kiss frontman Gene Simmons has spilled the beans on his band's next branded spin-off: a partnership with Finnish firm Rovio on a new Angry Birds game.
February 3, 2012
Gene Simmons’ website hacker could be jailed for 15 years
Remember when Kiss' Gene Simmons had his website hacked after some bullish comments on piracy?
December 15, 2011
US teenager’s home raided over Gene Simmons websites takedown
Remember the furore caused by Kiss' Gene Simmons last year at the MIPCOM conference? He slammed the music industry for not having "the balls to sue every fresh-faced, freckle-based college kid who downloaded material"
May 10, 2011