Manatt Represents Pophouse Entertainment in Its Acquisition of Kiss’ Catalog and Brand

A Manatt team led by Entertainment Partners Beau Stapleton, Jordan Bromley and Sophia K. Yen is representing Pophouse Entertainment, along with Ström Law Firm, in their financing and acquisition of Kiss’ music catalog, name, image and likeness. With over 100 million records sold worldwide, Kiss continues to push boundaries in pop culture. In a statement, Pophouse plans to promote the group’s “iconic music, enigmatic personas, and expressive imagery for generations to come.”

Pophouse Entertainment is a private entertainment company located in Stockholm, Sweden. They focus on creating, acquiring and developing brands in various fields like music, podcasting, stage performances and gaming. Pophouse is known for their innovative approach in enhancing the value of their rights acquisitions through creative productions and installations.

The Manatt team also included Partners Stephen Libowsky (antitrust and competition), Thomas Michael (venture capital/emerging companies); Counsel Jonathan H. Lemberg (venture capital/emerging companies); Associates Mackenzie B. Pearson (entertainment), Mark Cleland (corporate and finance), Melanie E. DeFiore (digital and technology), Stefan M. Malkoun (entertainment) and Lucille M. White (corporate and finance); Foreign and Domestic Legal Specialist Charles F. Trucios (tax); Copyright/Publishing Specialist Brian Sbardelli; Corporate Specialist Brooke Kestner; and Rights Management Coordinator Daniel Lerman.

Ström is a Swedish law firm representing clients in the music, media and entertainment industry.

To learn more about this deal, click here.



pursuant to New York DR 2-101(f)

© 2024 Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.

All rights reserved