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CBGB Festival Gets Times Square Event Sponsors Coca-Cola and Spotify, among others

Sponsors this year for the CBGB Music and Film Festival in Times Square will be Coca-Cola, Spotify, Red Bull, MTV, Gibson Guitar, The Standard Hotel, Astral Tequila, J&R Music and…

September 16, 2013, 9:01 AM EDT

Pandora Says Its Mobile Video Ads Are Heating Up With Brands Taco Bell, BMW run pilot; local brands testing waters

Pandora's earnings call later today, per predictions, should include a boost in mobile revenues as it adapts to digital music listeners' shift from desktops to smartphones. And while mobile audio…

August 22, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT

Some Things That Reggie Watts Hates And one or two things he likes

Specs Who Reggie Watts Age 41 Accomplishments Comedian and musician; co-star of the IFC show Comedy Bang! Bang! (Fridays at 10 p.m.); contributor to YouTube comedy channel Jash Base Brooklyn, N.Y. What’s the first information…

July 25, 2013, 11:33 PM EDT

Here Comes the Branded Pop Song Less hideous than a jingle

Call it branded pop music. A growing number of marketers such as Oreo and Chevy Silverado are commissioning original narrative songs and making them central to campaigns. “It’s only been quite…

July 22, 2013, 10:08 PM EDT

Spotify Thanks Customer With Custom Playlist Featuring a Secret Message Gesture looks and sounds just about perfect

Here's a customer-service story that will be music to your ears. Someone on the Spotify team created a custom playlist yesterday thanking user Jelena Woehr for some positive feedback she…

July 12, 2013, 3:53 PM EDT

True Blood's Star Werewolf Is a Closet DJ Joe Manganiello also loves the Steelers

Spec Who Joe Manganiello Age 36 Accomplishments Stars as werewolf Alcide Herveaux in HBO’s True Blood; played “Big Dick Richie” in Magic Mike; appears in upcoming film Sabotage; author, Evolution: The Cutting Edge Guide to…

July 12, 2013, 12:19 AM EDT

Impressive Man Sings 20 Advertising Jingles in 60 Seconds Chad Neidt's latest medley

Random YouTube person Chad Neidt put out a call on Twitter for classic advertising jingles and promised to include them in an epic acoustic-guitar mashup. I must say, he covers…

July 8, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT

People Are Loving the Super Sultry Cover of a Classic Elvis Song in These Trojan Ads 'All Shook Up' gets shaken up

In 1957, when Elvis recorded "All Shook Up," grinding and groping was referred to as heavy petting. Today, it's called an ad campaign for adult sexual aids. To launch a…

July 2, 2013, 10:03 AM EDT

Damian Kulash and OK Go Seek Brand Partner for a Year of Crazy Adventures Who's in for the new record?

CANNES, France—OK Go, the band that makes cool stuff with brands, is looking for a partner. Having worked with Chevrolet, Google, Samsung, State Farm and others on their inventive and incredibly…

June 21, 2013, 12:28 PM EDT

Lou Reed on Music, Mortality and the Genius of Andy Warhol and Kanye West Rock legend looks back

CANNES, France—Still looking extremely frail following his recent liver transplant, Lou Reed nonetheless made it to Cannes Lions for the Grey Music Seminar here Thursday, and spoke about his legendary…

June 20, 2013, 8:38 AM EDT

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