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Topic: Music

How Iron Maiden Made the Boeing 747 Badass Again

With a pilot for a singer, it's a match made in metal heaven

Celebrity endorsements are a cornerstone of advertising nowadays, but an industrial manufacturing giant like Boeing seldom gets the chance to play that game. What celebrity is going to tout stuff…

Prince's Most Inspirational Talent Was Mastering the Art of Surprise

A legend who redefined both risk and reward

What defines talent? Or lasting ideas? A legacy? Prince knew. From the beginning, he used surprise to his advantage. He surprised the experts in the recording studios with stunning ability on almost every…

Ad of the Day: Pandora Gives Real People the Brutal Task of Describing the Power of Music

Twofifteenmccann tackles an impossible mission

Advertisers have been trying forever in commercials to communicate the power of music, and it's almost an impossible task. Yes, ads can use particular songs as examples of music's transcendence (the…

DJ Khaled's Positive Outlook and Accessibility Helped Make Him the 'King of Snapchat’

With brands buying in, it's big business now

King of Snapchat DJ Khaled wants you to know he's up to something. Of course, if you follow him on the wildly popular mobile platform, you already know that. He…

Donald Faison Is Head Counselor at 'Camp Halftime' in Pepsi's Super Bowl Campaign

Can this band of misfits pull off a great show?

Pepsi is returning for its fourth year as title sponsor of the Super Bowl halftime show. And on Wednesday it launched a new online video series called "Camp Halftime," comprised…

Why The Beatles Needed Digital Streaming to Maintain Their Brand

Got to go where the young folks are

The Beatles' shareholders—Universal Music Group, mainly, nowadays—could no longer believe in yesterday when it comes to the online distribution of pop music's most iconic brand. On Wednesday, UMG revealed that The…

Twitter Erupts in Mockery Over Selection of Sleepy Coldplay for Super Bowl Halftime

But even fans have to admit these are funny

Super Bowl fans, are you ready to rock? Hope not, because you're getting Coldplay. The mellow crooners were announced today as the 2016 Super Bowl's halftime headliners, which was music to…

There's a 'Marshmallows Only' Version of Lucky Charms, and Biz Markie Wrote a Song About It

Or at least wrote new lyrics to 'Just a Friend'

If you were wondering what Biz Markie is up to these days, here's your answer. The brilliantly out-of-tune rapper and Yo Gabba Gabba beat-boxer is putting his chops to work promoting…

James Franco and Lenny Kravitz Try Not to Suck at Guitar Hero Live in New Ad

Playing to the unforgiving crowd

One of the key features of the upcoming Guitar Hero Live is the real-time reaction of a live-action crowd, who'll tell you pretty quickly if you suck at lead guitar.…

Ads for Stereo Equipment Sure Got Weirdly Sexist and NSFW Back in the '70s

Revisiting classics like 'Great Knobs'

Companies got away with some pretty racy advertising in the '70s—the cocaine paraphernalia ads uncovered earlier this month certainly showed that—and, as it turns out, selling stereo equipment could be just…

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