Songs in Adverts

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Songs in Adverts

Post by mankytoes » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:54 pm

Hi Frank, I've asked you a few questions on here and you've always been kind enough to reply, which I'm very grateful for, it's pretty cool having a direct line to you without having to join Twitter.

I was wondering what your attitude is towards allowing your adverts to be used on adverts? Queen songs in particular seem to be used/parodied in adverts constantly, and it really irritates me, especially the parodies. I can't recall ever hearing any of your songs in adverts.
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Re: Songs in Adverts

Post by frank » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:33 pm

Hi there. I haven't been directly asked, so this answer is purely hypothetical. Billy Bragg has a pretty good line on this - back in the 70s-90s, bands made quite enough money from record sales, so doing an advert was (rightly) seen as spurious, greedy. These days it's a struggle for most bands to exist (not Queen, obviously) so perhaps doing an advert makes more sense. At the same time I recognise that association and context can change a song and sully it for some people (Reef still make me think of minidiscs). It's hard for me to actually say what I'd say until something concrete was offered. In many ways I can't see that it's different from having my music on TV shows (which happens a lot). But I might feel differently in the moment.
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Re: Songs in Adverts

Post by marowak » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:52 pm

frank wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:33 pm
(Reef still make me think of minidiscs)
Ha - that's a blast from the past.

I know i am not the one being asked but i think artists having their music (or versions of their songs) in adverts is no bad thing. It is no different to them being sold on physical copies / streaming sites and being played on the radio. Obviously the item being sold can change that view like when a Haemorrhoid cream tried to use 'ring of fire' by johnny Cash - but his estate blocked it!
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Re: Songs in Adverts

Post by hellbound » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:31 pm

Some of us are old enough to remember a time when Every Levi Advert music ended up in the top ten, sometimes number one.
Off the top of my head I can't think of Advert music from present day making it into the charts (I am sure there are some but right now I can't think of any)
Why? I hear you ask... (well you might not care but I'll answer anyway)

Who actually watches Adverts in these days of Recorded TV that you can skip past?

Adverts are no longer "forced" on people so any music used we tend to ignore anyway.

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