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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.

My First Week at soundlounge

October 22nd, 2019|

Hello, James here.

‘James? Who’s that?’ I hear you asking. I’ll forgive your
confusion! This is because, after navigating a whirlwind two weeks, in which I
interviewed with and met the amazing team here at soundlounge, I embarked on my
journey last Monday. What a week it’s been!

In my first week at soundlounge, to my delight, I’ve been
thrown […]

Do Your Creatives Fall In Love With Music They Can’t Have?

June 28th, 2019|

Do you despair when someone wants to license a Beyoncé track with a budget of £30,000? Or do you marvel at the resilience of belief of the creatives and the TV department in the face of impossibility?

With many a commercial’s music choice being powered by “I’ll know it when I hear it”, it’s easy to […]

Sonic Branding, A Fad? Really?

May 8th, 2019|

New research suggests that when sonic identities and music are used (within an effective strategy and used consistently), they are major drivers of purchase intent, whilst also creating brand differentiation. In fact, when measuring the purchase intent difference between pre and post-exposure of sonic logos and music, the propensity to buy grew to as much […]

IT’S ALL OVER IN 4 SECONDS

April 23rd, 2019|

Microsoft published data in 2015 that revealed consumers today have a shrinking attention span of 12 seconds. In 2019 they estimate it is down to less than 10.  For marketers, the age when advertising had the luxury of time to define product differentiation within commercials is over. Today we have to show how a product […]

Why Sync Fees Matter To Artists

March 5th, 2019|

It’s tough! On an average day Music Supervisors receive 15-20 emails from Rights Holders highlighting the benefits of their catalogue. Double that for the track that will be perfect for Valentines, Mother’s Day or your next holiday campaign. One Head of TV shared that he is literally inundated with offers to use music, go to […]

Sonic Branding Comes of Age – So No, They Are Not Smoking Something at Mastercard HQ

March 1st, 2019|

It’s been a bonanza few weeks for brands announcing the launch of their new sonic identities. Leading the charge has been HSBC followed by Mastercard. (Interesting that it is two Finance companies making the running) According to Marketing Week, Mastercard’s new sound identity took two years and a “big” investment from the brand to achieve […]

If a Tree Falls in a Deserted Forest, Does It Make a Sound?

July 18th, 2018|

Sir John Hegarty is alleged to have stated, in the heyday of the Levi’s commercials, that the “music is 50% of my commercials”. A few years later, when BRANDsense and Millward Brown asked consumers what ratios they attributed to vision and sound in their advertising and marketing, they responded with a loud 58:41 (with the […]

Measure What You Treasure – What Every CMO Should Know About Music

March 5th, 2018|

Sonic Logos? Aren’t they just a full stop in the language of sound branding?

Campaign this week reported on Unilever CMO Keith Weed receiving Global Marketer Of The Year from the WFA. One of his key pieces of advice to members was to “measure what you treasure”.

According to Millward Brown, music is nearly 50% of the […]

5 Ways To Write A Great Music Brief

November 28th, 2017|

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 […]

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

September 13th, 2017|

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’ […]