KISS' 'Kissology' DVD Is First Release Under VH1 CLASSIC RECORDS' Pact With FONTANA

According to Hits Daily Double, Fontana has added VH1 Classic Records to its roster of labels, signing an exclusive distribution deal with the Viacom-owned catalog specialist for the U.S. and Canada. The first release under the pact, the KISS DVD box set "Kissology: Volume One 1974-1977", was released yesterday (Oct. 31).

Said Fontana SVP Sales & Marketing Ken Gullic: "Heritage and classic acts have legions of fans who are passionate about attending shows and visiting record stores. The artists know precisely who they are, and their fans know what they want. VH1 Classic Records clearly has no intention of diluting any of these projects through a modern filter. That we get to launch this with KISS and the monumental 'Kissology' project is a stunning but awesome turn of events. As a card-carrying member of the KISS Army, and with our pals at VH1 Classic Records, everyone's making sure that this is a return to the glory days when KISS' packaging and content were equally exciting. KISS actually broke through on Casablanca Records as an independent label, when no one else would have them, so this is really a natural fit. We get it, and we'll honor this!"

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