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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.

GETTING TO YES IN MUSIC LICENSING

May 30th, 2017|

Is the purpose of a commercial to sell product or win an award?

When Creative Directors at ad agencies set their hearts on a particular music copyright, it is very hard to shift them from an idea.  Tell them no and they insist that the producer keeps going back until they hear YES.

As a Music Supervisor […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO soundlounge!

May 11th, 2017|

It wasn’t until I started receiving ‘congratulations’ messages this week on Linked-in that I remembered it was 37 years ago that we set up soundlounge as the very first music licensing company in Europe.

It’s hard to conceive that back in 1980 nobody had any idea how to license a copyright for a commercial, let alone […]

Sync at the Awards

September 19th, 2014|

Come October, we here in the UK will experience our first Music Week Sync Awards. Wherein the flagship UK music industry trade press will acknowledge the Sync business, from advertising and film through to TV and computer games and award both the supervisors and also the rights owners.

It shows just how important sync has become. […]

Sound insights for brand marketing directors…

August 19th, 2014|

When Brandsense and Millward Brown asked consumers what ratios they attributed to vision: sound in their advertising and marketing, they responded in a loud 58%: 41% (with the reliable 1% not knowing!) But of more significance when they asked Advertisers the same question of time and money, they ‘guestimated’ 84.2%: and less than 12.% with about 4% having no idea at all.

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.

‘Music licensing laws need updating’ says National Music Publishers Association

June 16th, 2014|

The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) has published figures which suggest that in 2013 music publishing revenues accounted for $2.2 billion of industry revenue. This is the first time that the NMPA has been able to officially release a revenue figure for publishing income and has estimated that 52% of this is performance licensing. Another 23% is thought to have come from mechanical licensing and 20% from synchronisation.

soundlounge score ‘sync of the week’

May 18th, 2014|

Ad Break Anthms (www.adbreakanthems.com) gave soundlounge ‘Sync Of The Week’ for our music supervision work with Co-Operative Food.

What musicians can learn about their fans

April 21st, 2014|

Whilst there are numerous negative connotations connected to the modern digital music era, it is fair to say that the music industry has never been so privy to information about their customers. Online music streaming sites including Spotify, Pandora Radio, YouTube and social networks all tell labels an enormous amount about their audience and how they engage with the music they love.

Pop music blamed for youth binge drinking

April 15th, 2014|

A study by scholars from the University of Pittsburgh and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Centre have implicated pop music as a possible cause for adolescent binge drinking. The national, random study of over 2,500 people aged between fifteen and twenty-three asked participants if they could identify music containing references to certain brands of alcohol and asked them about the amount they drink.

How to establish an ROI on advertising music spend

March 30th, 2014|

Controlling the cost of any creative advertising project can be tricky and even harder is gauging the return on investment (ROI) of such projects. As much as creative vision is important when it comes to creating brand sounds, the question of calculating an adequate return on investment for their music spend remains a mystery for most brands beyond the actual fees paid.