Commercial Appeal

Old Lana Del Rey Keds Commercial Surfaces

For a second, a Keds commercial starring a young, blonde Lana Del Rey lived on YouTube, but it’s been removed thanks to a UMG copyright…
Corban Goble | May 21, 2012 - 6:09 pm
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New HEALTH Soundtracks Max Payne 3 Spot

Rockstar will roll out the third Max Payne title later this spring, and that video game's original soundtrack features some new material from L.A. noise…
Corban Goble | April 23, 2012 - 1:48 pm
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Watch Zooey Deschanel’s iPhone Commercial

ZoZo and Siri hook up for an iPhone commercial. Watch below.
Corban Goble | April 17, 2012 - 9:26 am
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Liv Tyler Covers INXS And There’s A Music Video For It And Everything

INXS’s “Need You Tonight” is one of the all-time great karaoke jams because it’s a great song and because you don’t actually have to be…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2012 - 4:51 pm
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Danny Brown, eXquire, Action Bronson, Das Racist Model Mishka

The members of New York's suddenly-awesome underground rap scene aren't exactly the most conventionally attractive group of dudes on the face of the earth, but…
Tom Breihan | February 15, 2012 - 2:52 pm
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Gorillaz, James Murphy, Andre 3000 To Team Up For Converse

Over the past few years, Converse has been teaming up trios of unlikely artists to record songs for the show company; the last one had…
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2012 - 9:55 am
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Best Coast & Wavves Soundtrack Guitar Center Holiday Ad

Wavves and Best Coast double dip in the royalty pot by licensing last year's "Got Something For You" -- originally written for Target -- for…
Corban Goble | December 19, 2011 - 9:51 am
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Moz Licenses Smiths Tune To UK Dept Store Ad

Morrissey is either getting even more into the Christmas spirit than everyone else, or he's cold getting paid. The man recently licensed a cover versio…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2011 - 1:57 pm
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Summer Camp Write A Song For 17 Cosmetics

"You Might Get Stuck On Me," a new song from the British twee-pop duo Summer Camp, appears in a new video for the cosmetics company…
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2011 - 9:00 am

Azari & III, Damian Abraham Model Mishka

The New York clothing company Mishka has already earned a certain place in my heart for distributing great rap mixtapes like Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire's Lost
Tom Breihan | November 9, 2011 - 5:23 pm
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Watch Air’s Painted Love Cartier Film

For the social cost of a “Like” on Facebook, you can check out French electronic duo Air’s new film for Cartier, Painted Love, which I…
Corban Goble | November 9, 2011 - 9:58 am
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A Trip Through The Kurt Vile/Bank Of America Controversy

This isn't the '90s, and these days no indie bands are getting cards pulled for licensing songs to advertisers. In fact, it's generally accepted that…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2011 - 5:15 pm
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Air Score Cartier Film

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from luxuriant French makeout-music duo Air, but they’ll soon be back with some music for the French jewelry…
Tom Breihan | November 3, 2011 - 10:37 am

M83 Soundtracks Victoria’s Secret Angel Ad

Neon Indian's "Polish Girl" soundtracks the latest Victoria's Secret ad, which you know, is a pretty sweet placement for the Brooklyn-via-TX band even if Ala…
Corban Goble | November 1, 2011 - 9:13 am
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Leonard Cohen Used In Sony Ad

Leonard Cohen recites a version of his spoken word "A Thousand Kisses Deep" in this new spot for Sony 3-D TV. Cohen doesn't license much,…
Corban Goble | October 19, 2011 - 9:58 am
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Karen O Covers Willie Nelson And Waylon Jennings For Chipotle

A few weeks ago, Willie Nelson covered a Coldplay song for a Chipotle online video. That was pretty weird! Now, Yeah Yeah Yeahs leader Kare…
Tom Breihan | October 12, 2011 - 5:06 pm
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Battles Soundtrack FIFA Soccer 12 Commercial

The new commercial for the video game FIFA Soccer 12 perfectly chops up "Ice Cream," the Matias Aguayo collab from Battles' new album Gloss Drop,…
Tom Breihan | September 20, 2011 - 10:33 am
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And While We’re At It, Does This McDonald’s Commerical Rip Off “Lisztomania”?

Alright, the latest edition of "Does [insert huge company] rip off [insert artist]?" is a little hairier -- this possible invocation of Phoenix's "Lisztomania" isn't…
Corban Goble | September 19, 2011 - 3:42 pm
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…And Does This Nokia Commercial Rip Off The xx?

The last time out, we had a rip-off that tread into a bit of a gray area thanks to a key change, but this recent…
Corban Goble | September 15, 2011 - 5:53 pm
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Does This Dell Commercial Rip Off Broken Bells?

Reader Michael chimed in last night when he spotted the eerie similarity between Broken Bells' "The Ghost Inside" and a song used in a new…
Corban Goble | September 13, 2011 - 1:00 pm
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