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Is Def Jam Pulling Away From YouTube? Publishers turned off by lack of revenue, ad control

It's impossible to deny that YouTube is the dominant online video platform, but as competitors offer better terms, publishers are considering other partnerships. Def Jam and video platform Playwire, for…

October 15, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT

Brand of the Day: If You Like Bush on Pandora, You Could Get a Free One-on-One Concert Streaming music service breaks second spot in series

For a few lucky listeners, using Pandora can get you a personal concert with one of your favorite artists. The Internet streaming music service today breaks the new ad below from…

October 15, 2014, 10:56 AM EDT

Are Brands Music’s New Bank? Metallica's Lars Ulrich and top execs on the $1.3 billion up for grabs

Whether it's an established band trying to reach the widest audience possible, or a developing act trying to use TV to gain crucial exposure, brands more than ever are a…

October 7, 2014, 9:57 AM EDT

Why Licensed Music Matters to Brands Like Hyundai and Chobani Listen for Bruno Mars, Bob Marley and Joan Jett

Even though classic rockers like Led Zeppelin and Bob Dylan have finally warmed to licensing their songs to brands, marketing chiefs remain picky about when and how to use music…

September 22, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

Why Led Zeppelin, Billy Joel and Dylan Now Readily Sell Their Songs to Brands Easy money, new audience appeal to classic rockers

When Led Zeppelin licensed “Rock and Roll” to Cadillac for its “Break Through” spot in 2002, it was a huge coup for the carmaker, as the band had never let…

September 22, 2014, 10:13 AM EDT

BitTorrent Woos Advertisers and Publishers Filesharing company fights association with piracy

BitTorrent, the popular peer-to-peer file sharing platform, is attempting to battle its association with piracy while pursuing publishers and advertisers, Digiday reported earlier today. While BitTorrent is supposedly responsible for as…

September 3, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

Sweet, Goofy Toyota Spot Transforms Prague Streets Into a Choose-Your-Own Musical Adventure Lots of enthusiastic, off-key singing

In today's episode of “Fun Public Marketing Stunts That Aren't Firmly Connected to the Actual Product,” Saatchi & Saatchi Europe turned Prague into a giant karaoke machine on behalf of…

August 12, 2014, 1:26 PM EDT

Levi's Banned Some Music Fans From Free Show for Not Wearing Its Jeans Reasonable or self-defeating?

Levi's has landed itself in a little hot water, after shutting music fans out of a free concert for failing to wear the brand's clothes to the show. Last week, two…

August 11, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

With Sid Vicious' Help, Acura Aims to Shake Up Sedan Advertising Anthem ad for the new TLX features the famous rocker crooning 'My Way'

Acura uses music to inject some sizzle into the sedan category in its soon-to-break campaign for the new Acura TLX. The new ads, from lead agency Mullen LA, include a 60-second…

August 11, 2014, 12:00 AM EDT

Lars Ulrich Has the Best Line in the Outtakes From Metallica's SportsCenter Ad Getting by in a post-Mariano world

Wieden + Kennedy's latest SportsCenter spot, featuring Metallica, has gotten lots of attention, and almost 800,000 YouTube views, since its debut a week ago. The veteran band visits ESPN HQ and…

July 22, 2014, 8:59 AM EDT

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