Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma
Monday, February 4, 2013 | Categories: |
This week on Under The Influence - just in time for the Grammys - we look at the rocky history of popular music in advertising. For decades now, the advertising industry has had a curious habit of choosing music for commercials, but ignoring the message of the song.
We'll look at a song from Britain's most anti-establishment band that was used to sell Jaguars, how an optimistic coal company chose a song that was really about getting deeper in debt, and a song about sexually abusive slave-owners that was used for a funny, animated soft drink commercial (!)
We'll also analyze some of the historic lawsuits between Madison Avenue and musicians, including how Nancy Sinatra sued Goodyear Tires for borrowing her "boots.".
Hope you'll join us.