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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.

A sound branding idea that leaves a bad taste…

October 30th, 2014|

soundlounge are long-term advocates of sound branding. We and many of our colleagues and peers at The Audio Branding Academy have been working hard over many years to shift the perceptions of the sound of a brand from a vague/tenuous idea (often linked loosely to sonic logos) into a real and measurable dimension of a […]

Is U2 really the sound of Apple?

September 12th, 2014|

This week’s music media hysteria is the news that U2 has released its new album, Songs of Innocence, free to iTunes subscribers – all 500 million of them. The rest of the media world is focussed on the news that Apple is now a watch-seller.

As an exercise in chutzpah, giving your album to 500million people […]

Retailers check out the ‘sound of their brand’

August 20th, 2014|

It would seem that many retail shops on the high road have been pumping out music into their stores for years without having any real understanding of what effect it has been having on their customers’ behaviour. Have too many shops been relying on playlists that are from their store manager’s iTunes playlist?

Brand Band Partnerships –‘selling-in’

August 15th, 2014|

A new short documentary, commissioned by Jack Daniels in Australia, is examining how the musicians feel about partnering with brands. The film-maker, Dan Graetz, founder of Graetzmedia, said that he had built a company that made music videos to help those with very little money compete with artists backed by major labels – but that […]

Co-flop: Supermarket chain faces staff mutiny over music programming

August 5th, 2014|

The Co-Operative Group faced staff mutiny last week after electing to support the independent music sector through having only unsigned artists on their Co-Op radio station.

Sound branding of the Deutsche Bahn

August 3rd, 2014|

A real piece of solid sound strategy from German rail company Deutsche Bahn. The company have been exploring the many possibilities of sound branding over the last year, even releasing a video explaining the many processes that they have undergone, in order to create what they describe as their ‘corporate sound.’

A sonic logo to drive you crazy?

July 30th, 2014|

Kia is not the first car company to have realised the potential in sound branding, a few months back now, soundlounge also wrote extensively about Audi going the extra mile to use the sound of just the engine of an Audi R8 model in their advertising.

Sound branding is a science and an art

July 16th, 2014|

soundlounge’s recently released ‘Music Matters’ is a study into sound and how it is managed in advertising and marketing.What evolved was an indication that the advertising industry may be seriously under-utilising the power of music in their commercials which is impacting on the response and connection to their consumers.

Do you know what your brand sounds like?

June 22nd, 2014|

To understand the benefits of sound (or ‘sonic’) branding, just consider the noise that an Apple computer makes when you turn it on, the five notes that accompany any Intel advert or the use of ‘I Just Wanna Make Love To You’ by Etta James in a Diet Coke advert. We recently launched our Music Matters report, which looks at music as the ‘unsung hero’ of the advertising industry.

IS MUSIC THE UNSUNG HERO IN ADVERTISING AND MARKETING?

June 20th, 2014|

Music Matters is a study of how brands and their agencies are using music – not just as a component of their advertising campaigns but also more broadly right across all of their marketing activities.