Music for money- the recent history of ads and pop music

by Jason Gross

15 November 2008


Excellent article/interview in Miller-McCune about the changing relationship between advertising and pop music that’s happened over the last decade, including Moby, Lenny Kravitz, the Beatles, the Shins, the Pernice Brothers and others plus issues about what kind of products bands will shill for and what they think of their own musical heroes doing ads.  Makes me look forward to Bethany Klein’s upcoming book about the subject, As Heard on TV: Popular Music in Advertising.

//Mixed media

Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

// Sound Affects

"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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