The Legendary Band, KISS, and The Iconic emoji Company Have Teamed Up For An Unexpected Co-Brand: KISS x emoji® 

Los Angeles, CA, February 13, 2019:  The world’s most merchandisable rock band has joined forces with the globally recognized emoji® brand to develop and launch a one-of-a-kind collaboration, KISS x emoji®. The announcement was made today by Epic Rights, the global licensing agent for KISS, and the emoji company.

For 45 years, the hottest band in the world, KISS, has been beloved around the globe. The emoji® brand, one of the most influential lifestyle brands in the world, is loved by all ages. The two brands are coming together to bring a fun, playful and expressive global licensing program to life.

Cleverly combining their strengths, the power of music and the magic of icons, the KISS x emoji® brand collaboration has a dedicated brand guide including hundreds of unique icons available for licensing across categories such as Apparel, Accessories, Footwear, Electronics, Figures and Collectibles, Drinkware, Fan Merch, Home Goods, Stationery, and more. The mix of co-branded products will appeal to fans of all ages. KISS X EMOJI Photo 2

Epic Rights and the emoji company have appointed the following licensing agents around the world to represent the unique KISS x emoji® program.

Celebrities Entertainment – Germany, Austria, Switzerland

CPLG - France

Exim – Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay

JM Brands – Benelux

Lotus Global Market – Brazil

Merchantwise – Australia, New Zealand

Retail Monster – United States

Segal - Canada

Tycoon - Mexico

Lisa Streff, EVP of Epic Rights, stated, “More than 6 billion digital icons are used on a daily basis. There is simply no better way to express emotions or to convey a message than by saying it with icons. We are thrilled now to offer KISS x emoji® to the millions of KISS fans around the world.”

Marco Huesges, CEO of The emoji company, added, “the emoji® brand truly is one of the most powerful and communicative global lifestyle brands, moving and influencing people all of the world, in the same way that KISS has for 45 years. This partnership is the perfect symbiosis of two global power brands.”

About KISS

KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll.  Now celebrating 45 years, KISS has earned more Gold Album Record Awards than any American band in the history of The Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) Gold and Platinum certifications with 26 KISS albums and four solo albums released simultaneously—a feat never before achieved by any band. To date, KISS has released 44 albums, with 14 achieving Platinum status and three albums reaching multi-platinum. KISS has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and their legacy continues to grow their fan base, generation after generation. 

KISS’s farewell tour End of the Road commenced January 31, 2019 and the band is expected to tour through 2020. KISS continues to build on the momentum generated by sold out tour dates, incredible media coverage and consistently phenomenal concert performances.  For more information on the band’s activities and events, visit

About emoji®-The Iconic Brand

The emoji company is the owner of the registered emoji® trademark in more than 130 countries around the globe. Altogether the emoji company owns more than 800 trademarks and has created more than 17,000 icons protected under copyright laws and available for licensing and merchandising, promotions and marketing activities. The emoji company works with over 700 renowned global partners including Sony Pictures Animation, Walmart, Fuji, Nestle, Tesco and Burger King and was ranked by the Powerlist as the 3rd most influential brand in 2017 behind Lego and Coca-Cola.  For more information visit: or contact:

About Epic Rights

Epic Rights, a division of Bravado International, is a leading music industry retail branding, merchandising and concert artist services company representing many top artists. Epic Rights provides a broad scope of services, including retail branding and licensing, official artist’s website and social media management, official concert artists online shops, VIP ticketing, official fan communities and trademark registration consultation. Epic Rights is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. For more information, visit:

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