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Hashtag Hustle: How to Leverage Social Media to Maximize Sync Potential

For artists, bands, composers, and producers, there’s no comprehensive walkthrough on how to use social media to maximize the return on sync placements (trust us, we looked!); so, we sat down and wrote one for our artist community to use and share.

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Let Them Eat Cake: "Happy Birthday" Finally Free to Perform

Finally, we can wish each other happy birthday without fear of prosecution.

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The Top 5 Most Musically Engaging Ads of December

In advertising, music can help attract viewers to the commercial and define the sonic identity of the brand. Music supervisors, brand managers, and post-production editors who understand the marketing power of music find creative ways to use music in advertising that surprises and engages viewers. Few things can accomplish this as well as music can.

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Artist of the Month: The Gromble

A pop rock quintet from the beaches of Cali, The Gromble infuses the sunny optimism of their hometown with a glitch sentimentality to form a truly unique sound. The up-and-coming act was nominated for best new artist at the annual OC Music Awards and for an Independent Music Award for their last EP, earning them some well-earned beach credo along the West Coast and beyond.

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Speedbags and 808s: Inside the Music of Creed with Composer Ludwig Göransson

When they think of the word “hustle,” many envision a boxer’s triumphant jog up the 72 stone steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art – an iconic scene from Rocky carved into American history because of the accompanying song, “Gonna Fly Now,” by composer Bill Conti.

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Artists on the Make: January Lineup

It’s a new year, so go out there and explore some new music. Here’s the lineup of all the concerts played by our artists on the make across the country in January.

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Let's Get Social - Integrating Social Media Into Our Search Tool

Let’s Get Social – Integrating Social Media Into Our Search Tool A few months back we launched a new feature that improves the pitching experience for our clients and staff by giving better insights into our artists’ social media followings. By adding your social media links to your profile, your followings are generated within your artist rows in the search tool. Not having any links entered can turn some clients looking for artists and bands away, while some clients that are just looking for the right song simply don’t care about this – they often see an artist’s decent following as a bonus if the perfect song is found.

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Especially for yule: Analyzing The John Lewis and Holiday Advert, "Man on the Moon"

The Man on the Moon and the Woman from Norway: How retailer John Lewis and artist AURORA partnered for mutual benefit in the brand’s much-trumpeted 2015 holiday advert”

This piece was originally published in 11.30.15 edition of MusicWeek.

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#MDInterviews with Kweku Collins

For our next installment of #MDInterviews, we get to know Kweku Collins. At 19-years-old, Evanston-based Kweku Collins is extending the popular Chicago hip-hop scene into the North Shore with his memorable and unique sound. After signing with Closed Sessions in spring of 2015, Collins released “Say It Here, While Its Safe” to much critical acclaim. His lyrical skills are both mature and subtle, making you think he’s years ahead of his time.

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The Top 5 Most Musically Engaging Ads of November

Music in advertising can attract viewers to the screen, immerse consumers into the storyline of the spot, and extend relationships between the customer and the brand long after the commercial ends. Not all music is created equal, however. Many ads let their stories fall flat when synced with the wrong song, especially during Yuletide productions when a familiar holiday jingle might seem like the best move (trust us, people get sick of hearing those same thirty-year-old, quirkily recorded tracks).

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