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David Allan featured on iHeartMedia Radio Stations

Posted  January 13, 2017  by  Dave Allan

What are the songs that make up the songtrack of your life? The tunes you associate with high school, college, that special song that reminds you of the first time you met your true love. Breakup songs. Loraine Ballard Morrill talks with Dr. Dave Allan author of Hit Play: Soundtracks and Playlists in Everyday Life.   […]

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Dave Allan presents at the University of Stirling in Scotland

Posted  November 21, 2016  by  Dave Allan

The soundtrack of yesterday has become the playlist of today, and playlists are ubiquitous. Everyone seems to have a playlist even the Pope (in Spanish and Italian) and the President of the United States (Appendix 1). We see athletes walking into stadiums wearing headphones and listing to their pre-game playlists. We see people at the […]

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Dave Allan presents Prince and the Revelation: Popular Music and Religion

Posted  November 20, 2016  by  Dave Allan

Area:  Religion and Popular Culture Presenter:  David Allan (Saint Joseph’s University) Conference:  27th Annual Conference Like David Bowie before him, in death we learned more about Prince’s religious beliefs from the lyrics that he left behind. In between he wrote songs with lyrics like “Don’t cry for he is coming, don’t die without knowing the […]

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Hit Play – Soundtracks and Playlists In Everyday Life

Posted  November 7, 2016  by  Dave Allan

Available Now! Purchase Hit Play – Soundtracks and Playlists In Everyday Life By David Allan Ph.D.

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Popular music in Super Bowl commercials 2005-2014

Posted  November 1, 2016  by  Dave Allan

The popularity of the Super Bowl has grown tremendously since the first game in 1967. As a result, the $40,000 fee for a 30-second advertisement during that first Super Bowl has grown exponentially to over $4 million in 2014. Advertisers recognize that watching Super Bowl commercials has also gained in popularity, and is now as […]

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Pop music links alcohol brands with degrading sex

Study of US popular music links luxury alcohol brands with degrading sex Is the alcohol industry profiting from underage drinking? Click here for the full article. 
 
 

Train Records New Theme for “The Biggest Loser”

Train has created the new theme song for NBC's "The Biggest Loser". Their new song, "Brand New Book," will played during the show's opening credits a few weeks ago. You can read the full story here.
 
 

Let the commercials play: Popular music and television advertisements

By David Allan

Let the commercials play: Popular music and television advertisements will be presented at the 2011 Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) Conference, Thursday, Novembe...

 




 
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