Quote of the Year? Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons and the KISS Mega machine

If you’re a KISS fan, you should enjoy the stories and interviews below.  You’ll get some insight into the band, as well as some general insight into the music business, which is always fun.

For KISS Fans – The Business Of Your Favorite Band

KISS business manager Aaron Van Duyne
A cool pic of KISS business manager Aaron Van Duyne.

William Paterson University’s Music Biz 101 & More radio show has interviewed Aaron Van Duyne, business manager for Kiss, twice.  In addition, the show has interviewed the band’s day-to-day manager, Doc McGee.  All interviews are available on SoundCloud and iTunes.  We’re giving you access via SoundCloud below.

But first…

Click HERE and read an interview from February, 2017 with Paul Stanley.  He speaks all about the band’s merchandising strategy; how they make money and come up with ideas for Kiss coffins and emojis and makeup and more.  Did you click?  Do it if you haven’t, then come back.  Now, on to the interviews.  

(To listen to Music Biz 101 & More interviews with other artist managers, just click HERE.)




Did you learn something?  Was this worth it for you hard core KISS fans?  Let us know in the comments.  Please be nice.  We’re trying very hard to make you very happy.



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Professor David Philp is Assistant Professor Music Management & Popular Music Studies at William Paterson University. He is the co-host of the only FREE advice college radio-based music & entertainment industry talk show in America, Music Biz 101 & More, which airs live most Wednesday nights and is available as a podcast HERE every night (days too).  Your favorite professor is also co-author (with Dr. Steve Marcone) of Managing Your Band – 6th Edition.  Reach him at PhilpD@wpunj.edu or find him on LinkedIn HERE.