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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.

Witness the fitness: PPL raises awareness of music licensing in gyms

August 22nd, 2014|

PPL has this week released new guidelines aimed at encouraging gyms to ensure that the music that they play in their clubs is correctly licensed.

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?

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.

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 […]

Will.I.Am serenades Lexus in new video

August 11th, 2014|

Will.I.Am has been outspoken of his support for partnering with as many brands as possible, advertising the likes of Coca-Cola, Budweiser and now Lexus. The Black Eyed Peas star has also been involved in the design process of the new Lexus NX, due for release later this year.

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.

Rightster acquires Base79 in bid to become global MCN leader

July 22nd, 2014|

The importance of video sharing platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo to the music industry has spawned a micro-industry of so-called Multi-Channel-Networks (MCN’s), which manage how artists’ work is distributed across video-sharing sites. Effectively, they are like record labels for video content.

Music is the ‘unsung hero’ in ads says Sir John Hegarty

July 16th, 2014|

The report reveals that between the brands, the agencies, the editing/director teams and then the music industry, a linear process has emerged in which the visual aspects of an advert are considered very early on, but music is ignored until it is absolutely needed.

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.