Saturday, January 03, 2009

Commercial Potential

Here is a selection of releases from 2008 that are either really good or have so much commercial potential that they have been licensed for use in advertisements by the likes of Apple and Anheuser Busch. Here's a good treatment of the business model. What is a music fan to make of themselves if their favorite music is used to target marketing campaigns back at them? I think it means we share good taste with the brand managers and good indie artists have to do whatever it takes to survive. Gang Gang Dance points out the practicality "We’re a band, we make music, and that’s what we want to be known for."

Richard D. James - Richard's Hairpiece [beck-odelay-(deluxe_edition]
Restiform Bodies - Panic Shopper (Tobacco Remix) [TV Loves You Back]
el guincho - Prez Lagarto [alegranza]
Gang Gang Dance - First Communion [Saint Dymphna]
flying_lotus - GNG BNG [los_angeles-(warp)-2008]
los chikichaka- Musica Mulata [va - obsession (bully records, 2008)]
m.i.a. - Paper Planes (DFA Remix) [homeland security remixes ep]
santogold - Lights Out
Chairlift - Bruises [Kanine Volume 3]
black kids - I've Underestimated My Charm (Again) [partie traumatic]
thomas_fehlmann - With Wings [va - kompakt total 9]
F(*&k Buttons - Bright Tomorrow [street horrrsing]
Ecstatic Sunshine - Herrons [Way]


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