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Topic: Music

Pandora Increases Programmatic Offerings, Allows For Demographic Targeting

Brands can use data for unique opportunities

Brands that want to advertise on Pandora can now target users based on specific demographics, further emphasizing the streaming radio service's move toward programmatic advertising.  "When you are buying programmatically on…

4 Things You Need to Know to Market to Millennials

Warped Tour founder dishes decades of advice

If anyone understands the millennial mind (or that of Gen Z, coming up right behind it), it's Kevin Lyman. Since founding the live music event and brand strategy firm 4Fini…

Jay Z Says Tidal Is Dedicated to Solving the Music Industry's Woes

Streaming service has the backing of his VIP friends

Jay Z's heralded entry into the music-streaming industry is finally here. Joined on stage by some of the top names in music—including wife Beyoncé, Madonna, Jason Aldean, Nicki Minaj and…

OK Go's First Official Ad Is for Chinese Furniture, and It's Full of Optical Illusions

Lead singer Damian Kulash directs

OK Go has collaborated with plenty of brands—including Chevrolet, Google, Samsung and State Farm—on its own music videos. But here is the first truly traditional commercial the band has ever…

How Sony's Walkman Changed the World

Before CDs and MP3s, this little machine made music portable

Andreas Pavel was getting tired of being laughed at. It was 1977, and the German-born inventor had made appointments at all of the major electronics companies—Yamaha, Grundig, ITT, etc.—and each…

Paramore Lead Singer Hayley Williams Talks Twitter and TV

And why she no longer uses Instagram

Specs Who Hayley Williams Age 26 Claim to fame Lead singer of Paramore; winner of the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Rock Song ("Ain't It Fun") and Billboard Women in Music's Trailblazer Award Base…

Janelle Monáe Is Building a Music Empire That Will Spark 'a Revolution in Your Head'

Her Wondaland label spotlights and empowers emerging artists

Janelle Monáe wants the world to know that Wondaland Records, the singer-songwriter-producer's new venture with Sony Music Entertainment's Epic Records, is not merely a record label—it's a movement. Wondaland is "a…

Marketers Must Embrace the Cultural Currency Music Can Deliver, Not Co-opt It

Finding that perfect pitch for brands is challenging

No 9-year-old should be memorizing the lyrics to "Fuck tha Police." I see that now. But that's what I got growing up in the late '80s with older brothers who bought…

Adweek and Clio Awards Form a Duet for Our Annual Music Issue

Partnership tuned to the evolving relationship between artistry and marketing

We've all experienced it, the powerful, emotional upwelling when you hear a piece of music for the first time that really hooks into your soul. For me it happened with…

Why Neiman Marcus Is a Fan of South by Southwest

Luxury retailer teams with hot music acts to 'Make Some Noise' in Austin

Neiman Marcus rocked the house at last year's SXSW—and the luxury retailer returns to Austin, Texas, this year as part its "Make Some Noise" initiative, celebrating women who "rock" in…

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