Commercial Appeal

Death Grips Soundtrack Adidas Commercial

Death Grips broke up earlier this year shortly after releasing Niggas On The Moon, one half of a double album called The Powers That B.
James Rettig | September 2, 2014 - 8:35 am

Hear Rustie’s New “Velcro” In Adidas Ad Starring Lionel Messi

Rustie's Green Language is a truly incredible piece of work, thanks in part to "Velcro," one of many fine tracks that crossbreed booming trap production…
Chris DeVille | August 4, 2014 - 4:01 pm

The Internet Is Upset With Busta Rhymes’ Cameo In “Swagger Wagon” Car Commercial

In 2010, Toyota promoted its Sienna minivan by dubbing it the "Swagger Wagon," complete with a music video that featured two WASPy suburban parents boasting…
Chris DeVille | August 4, 2014 - 2:43 pm

Julie Doiron Soundtracks Apple’s Parenthood Spot

Apple turned to the Pixies (by way of a children's choir) to soundtrack one recent iPhone commercial. As MacRumors reports, they've enlisted another indie-rock icon,…
Chris DeVille | July 14, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX, Little Dragon, Childish Gambino, Chromeo Star In Milk Music Ad

Milk Music isn't just a DIY punk band from Olympia; it's also the name Samsung has given to its entry into the streaming-services wars. And…
Tom Breihan | July 3, 2014 - 11:49 am

Watch Mick Jagger Send Up Monty Python In A Promo For Their Final Reunion Shows

What's that? "A bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money"? Just who are we talking about…
Miles Bowe | July 1, 2014 - 11:47 am

Kanye West – “God Level”

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are in Versailles and Florence for their wedding weekend, which already featured Lana Del Rey, David Blaine, and great caviar
Scott Lapatine | May 24, 2014 - 10:36 am

Watch Lily Allen As Cupid In Cornetto’s Tennis Love Story

The ice cream company Cornetto is huge in the UK, and for whatever reason, Simon Pegg's comedy movies Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, and…
Chris DeVille | May 16, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Check Out Smith Westerns’ New Gap Ad

The Smith Westerns have been pretty quiet this year, which is understandable since it has only been about 10 months since they released the Album
Miles Bowe | May 7, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Watch Robyn’s Short Film For Volvo Featuring New Song “Monument”

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.
Tom Breihan | May 2, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Pixies Soundtrack “Gigantic” iPhone Commercial

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…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2014 - 10:14 am

Sprint Brazenly Rips Off The Cure’s “Lullaby” In Its Goth-Themed Framily Commercial

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…
James Rettig | April 21, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Check Out Marnie Stern’s Levi’s Ad

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.
Chris DeVille | April 15, 2014 - 2:18 pm

Watch Heems’ Japanese Commercial For Vitamin Water

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…
Miles Bowe | April 10, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Watch M.I.A. And Janelle Monáe’s Bicoastal Hologram Duet For Audi

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…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2014 - 8:48 am

Check Out HAIM In A Nike Soccer Ad

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…
Chris DeVille | April 3, 2014 - 1:31 pm

M.I.A. And Janelle Monaé To Perform Hologram Duet For Audi

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…
Chris DeVille | April 2, 2014 - 1:34 pm

Janelle Monáe – “Heroes” (David Bowie Cover)

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…
Tom Breihan | April 2, 2014 - 9:35 am

Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, & Diplo Write A Song For Converse

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…
Michael Nelson | March 7, 2014 - 11:32 am

Watch Justin Vernon Star In A Promo For Red Wing Boots

Justin Vernon lives in Wisconsin, which means he's buried under a shit-ton of snow much of the year, and he needs a sturdy pair of…
Tom Breihan | February 6, 2014 - 11:35 am
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