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“Magna Carta Holy Grail” with Jay-Z and Samsung

Posted July 3, 2013 by Dave Allan

Jay-Z has announced a new record titled Magna Carta Holy Grail, and in a bold move, it will be available first to owners of Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones at no cost.

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Artist uses American Express advertising as a teaser to her next album…

Posted December 18, 2012 by Dave Allan

This was a brilliant campaign matching brand with band in a seamless and classy approach. Both AMEX and Artist benefit from this pairing. What doesn’t feel like advertising is always better…..    

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KIA Soul: Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO

Posted September 13, 2011 by Dave Allan

KIA Soul’s latest Hamster commercial features LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem”. Check out the commercial here.

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The Cola Wars Continue: Coke and Pepsi’s Battle for Music Space

Posted April 30, 2012 by Dave Allan

Mark Ronson has recently partnered with Coke, which will inevitably provide him with great exposure moving forward. In January, he actually dressed up as a bottle of Coke at the MIDEM music conference. The current ad campaign Ronson is working with Coke on is called, “Move to the Beat” which was started to support the […]

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Soundtracks: The songs that defined history

Posted April 24, 2017 by Dave Allan

Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT This eight-part CNN Original Series explores the music tied to iconic moments in history, from the March on Washington to the riots at Stonewall, to the moon landing to Hurricane Katrina. More details

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