Robyn is an engineer of sleek, efficient, forward-thinking, quintessentially Swedish pop anthems, so it makes sense that the marketing people at Volvo would love her. She's now the star of a new…   Read Story »
If the 2014-edition Pixies are in full cash-in mode, which seems like a definite possibility, then it is absolutely no surprise to see them licensing their songs to gigantic corporations. But Apple's…   Read Story »
When a company can't get the rights to a song that they want to use for a commercial, the go-to move nowadays seems to be to just hire someone to compose a nearly identical version of it. It's…   Read Story »
We recently saw Marnie Stern keeping up an old musical partnership by sitting in with Fred Armisen's 8G Band on Late Night With Seth Meyers. Turns out that's not the only time Stern's spent in front…   Read Story »
In our recent interview with Himanshu Suri, the rapper and former Das Racist member mentioned that he'd been bouncing around different parts of Asia, going to Tokyo at one point. It's unclear if it…   Read Story »
Last night, M.I.A. and Janelle Monáe played shows at simultaneous launch events for Audi's new A3. M.I.A. was in New York, and Monáe was in Los Angeles, but they still came together for a…   Read Story »
Haim recently lent their effervescent monster jam "Forever" to a Target commercial, and now the sisters can be seen mean-mugging while wearing US Soccer's World Cup uniforms in promotional photos for…   Read Story »
We can debate in circles about the unholy intersection of music and business, but in this instance the combination might be producing something cool. Janelle Monaé and M.I.A. are scheduled to…   Read Story »
David Bowie's "Heroes" is one of those all-time world-stopping rock anthems, and it makes sense that Pepsi might want to tap some of its grandeur for a new ad campaign. And it also makes sense that…   Read Story »
Converse do a good job of integrating their brand among music types. If you're at SXSW next week, for instance, you will see no shortage of One-Star logos plastered across Austin. (You probably have…   Read Story »