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The rock band Kiss has sold the group's music catalog, name and likeness

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE")

KISS: (Singing) I want to rock and roll all night and party every day.

LEILA FADEL, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Leila Fadel. The rock band Kiss has sold their music catalog, name and likeness to a music investment firm based in Sweden. The price tag? An estimated $300 million. This is a long-running trend in music, established artists selling off their entire catalogs for millions of dollars. But it's the makeup design that elevates this deal to art. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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