Commercial Appeal

Sharon Van Etten, Lucius, & Kelela Model For Madewell

It’s sometimes a little weird when ostensibly indie artists team up with brands to model clothes — take DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith doing so for…
James Rettig | May 19, 2015 - 10:06 am

Diddy’s New NSFW Cologne Ad Is Basically Diddy Having Sex With Cassie

Diddy is getting back into the celebrity fragrance game after a six year absence. His new scent, called 3AM, will debut in a few days…
James Rettig | May 4, 2015 - 7:06 pm

Watch Justin Timberlake Play A Lime In An Ad For His Tequila

Former NSYNC teen dream Justin Timberlake is a father and a husband now. He's left behind boy band life and moved on to smooth, experimental…
Caitlin White | May 4, 2015 - 3:37 pm

Sia – “Fire Meet Gasoline” Video (By Heidi Klum)

UPDATE: This clip apparently is not a proper Sia music video. The singer was not involved in the shooting, but lent her song to the…
James Rettig | April 22, 2015 - 5:49 pm

Taylor Swift’s Chinese Toyota Commercials Are Awkward Beyond Your “Wildest Dreams”

Taylor Swift took the best song off 1989 and turned it into a Toyota commercial, joining the long legacy of American celebrities appearing in foreign
Caitlin White | April 15, 2015 - 10:48 am

Hear Rihanna Sample Florence + The Machine In Dior’s “A Night” Teaser

The great Rihanna track tease of 2015 is well underway, so here's another offering from the impending R8. The song is called "A Night" and…
Caitlin White | April 14, 2015 - 10:42 am

Watch Kendrick Lamar’s New Reebok Commercial

When you've just made an album that many people consider to be a modern classic of protest art, it seems pretty weird to make a…
Tom Breihan | April 6, 2015 - 10:54 am

Watch Twin Shadow’s Levi’s Commercial And KCRW Session

Next week, Twin Shadow will drop his new album Eclipse, his major-label debut. And if you needed further indication that George Lewis, Jr. isn't exactly…
Tom Breihan | March 13, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Devonté Hynes & Neneh Cherry – “He, She, Me”

Devonté Hynes and Neneh Cherry were commissioned by Selfridges -- a high-end UK department store -- to write a new song called "He, She, Me"…
James Rettig | March 12, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Shamir’s “On The Regular” Soundtracks An Android Watch Ad

Las Vegas gender- and genre-bending diva Shamir recently announced his debut full-length, Ratchet, and it seems like plenty more big looks are on the way…
Caitlin White | March 9, 2015 - 6:02 pm

Glass Candy Soundtrack An Air France Commercial

Italians Do It Better crew members Glass Candy soundtrack a new commercial for Air France. The company used "Warm In The Winter" -- which is,…
James Rettig | March 6, 2015 - 9:08 am

Watch Rihanna Preview Another New Song “American Oxygen” In March Madness Commercial

Rihanna's as-yet-untitled next album, which Kanye West executive produced, might still be a little while off. (It has no release date, anyway, which I suppose…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2015 - 8:47 am

Watch HAIM Star In A Levi’s Commercial

HAIM are further capitalizing on their previously-established relationship with Levis in a new commercial for the jean brand. As luck would have it, the sisters…
Caitlin White | March 3, 2015 - 3:16 pm

Hear Charli XCX & Questlove’s Cover Of Deee-Lite’s “Groove Is In The Heart” In New Target Ad

Charli XCX and Questlove have teamed up for a cover of Deee-lite's '90s classic "Groove Is In The Heart" that's featured in a new ad…
James Rettig | February 15, 2015 - 6:38 pm

Run The Jewels Soundtrack A Couple Of Under Armour Commercials With Jamie Foxx

Among their many talents, Run The Jewels make some great pump-up music, so it was only a matter of time before they got their music…
James Rettig | February 13, 2015 - 7:26 pm

The Who Remix “I’m Free” For Cablevision Wi-Fi Phone

If you're a legacy band, how do you get your music to stay relevant -- and, more importantly, score lucrative commercial deals and make money…
James Rettig | February 9, 2015 - 10:28 am

Hundred Waters Soundtrack Coca-Cola Super Bowl Commercial

Hundred Waters' track "Show Me Love" soundtracked a Coca-Cola Super Bowl commercial earlier tonight centered around stopping online negativity (by pouring soda onto your computer).
James Rettig | February 1, 2015 - 8:58 pm

Hear Grimes Soundtrack An Expedia Commercial

It's been almost three years since Visions came out, and songs from that album are still making their way into commercials while we wait for…
James Rettig | January 11, 2015 - 6:36 pm

Hear Emily Haines’ New GoldieBlox Song “Lightning Strikes” & Watch Her Sing With Cyndi Lauper In NYC

The toy company GoldieBlox has had a rough year in advertising after being accused of copyright infringement by the Beastie Boys for re-working the band's…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 15, 2014 - 5:28 pm

Watch Charli XCX And Bleachers Cover Each Other’s Songs In A Kia

For some reason, Kia has commissioned Charli XCX and Bleachers' Jack Antonoff to sing each other's songs for a new ad campaign called In-Ride Sessions.
Chris DeVille | December 11, 2014 - 5:28 pm
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