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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

soundlounge’s Top Albums of 2017

Another year has come and gone and there have been some fantastic music releases along the way. Here’s each of our team members’ Top 5 albums of 2017, in no particular order, let us know your favourites!

Thomas Wright

1. SZA – Ctrl

2. JAY-Z – 4:44

3. Thundercat – Drunk

4. J Hus – Common Sense

5. Miguel – War […]

December 12th, 2017|

What’s the cost of ‘I’ll Know It When I Hear It?’

Ask any Music Supervisor and they will tell you that most tracks are chosen on gut instinct by the creative teams, late in the creative process. Ask the Creative Director for some direction and the response is, “Keep the suggestions coming – I’ll know it when I hear it.”

Millward Brown is one of the most respected consumer […]

December 6th, 2017|

5 Ways To Write A Great Music Brief

PLEASE! No more ‘Uplifting’ and ‘Anthemic’ 

As Music Supervisors, we understand that writing music briefs is inherently difficult. A music brief demands that creatives find words to describe their own personal and emotional responses to music. It needs to provide exact instruction to a third party to find music for a target audience that is different […]

November 28th, 2017|

WHAT EVERY PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT MUSIC

How much should you pay for using music in a commercial?

Around 70% of TV commercials use music in one form or another. That is a lot of music. And a lot of money being paid by brands and their agencies to the music industry.

Procurement departments ask us three questions:

Can you explain to me why […]

October 27th, 2017|

3 Questions That Every TV Producer Has About Music

1) Is it available?

2) Has it been used before?

3) How much?

They seem such obvious questions – rookie stuff really.  But, all too often in the rush and panic of getting ideas on the table, comes that horrible moment in the editing suite, when someone asks ‘did anyone get clearance on these tracks?

It usually comes after […]

September 27th, 2017|

SKIP AD – How To Grab Your Customer’s Attention In Less Than 4 Seconds

As Music Supervisors, we are already seeing the licensing of music move from traditional TV commercials to online content. Brands are expected to double their investment in digital video by 2020 to around $17 billion in the US alone.  Yet Google has already admitted that 65% of people watching online ads hit the ‘skip ad’ […]

September 13th, 2017|

Taylor’s Tickets Tout Trouble

Ticket touts have always been around, they’re a part of the atmosphere of going to any live event. Shouts of ‘anyone got a spare ticket?’ can be heard on the walk up to almost any music venue, where people will scour the crowds for unwanted tickets that they can resell there and then for a […]

September 8th, 2017|

ONCE UPON A TV COMMERCIAL

Using Music To Tell A Better Story

We all love a good story, one with a hero/heroine that we love and plot that we remember.  TV Advertising has the ambition to create a 30 second story, where we understand and retain the key message and the name of the protagonist – the brand.

In a recent report […]

August 8th, 2017|

5 Things We Learned From ‘One Love Manchester’

1. It’s Incredible What You Can Achieve In Ten Days
Once Ariana Grande decided to do the ‘One Love Manchester’ concert, she wanted it to be mounted almost immediately. Her manager Scooter Braun is familiar with A-list global management (his other client is Justin Bieber), but this was about creating an event in a few days […]

June 7th, 2017|

MEDIA CONFERENCES & FESTIVALS

Are they just an expensive jolly? What’s the point?

The M&M Festival in Rome has just dismantled their last stage, kicking off the summer’s serious Festival and Conference season. 700+ delegates, 70+ speakers and a host of media company stars and luminaries congregated in the sumptuous Waldorf Astoria in Rome. ‘Round the coast in Cannes, the […]

June 2nd, 2017|