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Topic: Music

Drought-Stricken SoCal Battles Wasteful Habits With a Water-Themed Pandora Station

Time your showers to tunes

This is the soundtrack of our dry-weather lives in Southern California: TLC's "Waterfalls," Blind Melon's "No Rain," Bruce Springsteen's "The River" and about 100 more H2O-themed ditties playing on an…

Netflix Transforms Viewer Brainwaves Into Music to Promote Telepathy Show

Playing on Sense8's sci-fi theme

To promote its Sense8 series, created by the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski, Netflix and production company Tool crafted "Brainwave Symphony," an electronica recording made in part by attaching electroencephalograph—or…

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…

OK Go Guys Ride Tiny Little Honda Unicycles in Their Fantastic New Video

Yes, it's a single take

Does OK Go release albums? Like, full-blown records with multiple songs on them? I don't know. I don't care. Their videos are enough for all of us. Japanese creative agency Mori…

Craigslist Is the Setting for This Interactive Music Video About Humanity, or at Least Weird Ads

72andSunny gets classified

Craigslist might be best for making a couple bucks off that one-wheeled leopard-print bicycle your ex left behind, and it's just that kind of random human curio that makes the…

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…

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…

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…

Coldplay Hides Lyrics From New Album Inside Libraries in 9 Countries

Look for the Ghost Stories

In a kind of low-fi version of Jay-Z's celebrated Decoded outdoor campaign, Coldplay has been promoting its new album, Ghost Stories, with a worldwide scavenger hunt—hiding lyric sheets in Chris…

Radio Station Runs Newspaper Obituaries for Beethoven in Bid to Keep Classical Music Alive

Composer dies all over again in TBWA ads

Beethoven died 187 years ago next month. So, why were apparently new obituaries for the composer only recently published? TBWA\Guate counted on that clever bit of shock value as part of…

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