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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.

Music Supervisors with a Twist

October 15th, 2019|

Situations Vacant – Music Supervisor Required For Pioneering Music Company.

I am literally in the middle of writing a job spec for a new Music Supervisor. My last supervisor (who was, BTW, brilliant) recently got head hunted by a major music publisher. She is not the first of my staff to be enticed away after a […]

Ho Ho Ho – Don’t Let Music Have The Last Laugh

September 17th, 2019|

Have you passed Selfridges lately? It’s only September. Mums still have not sewn the labels on the new school gear. And yet the shop windows are dressed to the full Christmas ‘Nines’. I haven’t been inside yet, but I am guessing that it will be the whole “Jingle Bells” experience.

The Ad Industry has to keep […]

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 […]

The continuing Truth about Royalty Free Music – It doesn’t exist in the UK!

April 16th, 2019|

We know that Royalty Free Music is one of the most maligned and misunderstood areas of sync licensing. So we decided it might be easier to say what Royalty Free music is NOT. Of course you can always call us to find out more.

Music copyright law states that anyone who creates a piece of music […]

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 […]

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

December 6th, 2017|

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 […]

WHAT EVERY PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT MUSIC

October 27th, 2017|

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 […]

3 Questions That Every TV Producer Has About Music

September 27th, 2017|

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 […]