Unlikely background music on TV

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Re: Unlikely background music on TV

Post by ezears » Wed Apr 01, 2009 06:48

Wheatabeat wrote:
will wrote:The Boy Least Likely To and Jim Noir soundtracking adverts. What is that about?
I'm not as embarrassed to admit to it now, but a while back when I first heard the jingle for Cox Cable's new advert for the 'coffee shop' ad, I searched and googled and finally found it to be Jim Noir, whose music I'd never heard before. But it tells you how a song can consume you so much that you'd go to great lengths to find it.

I also heard CO's 'Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken', on the closing credits to the movie, 'Better off Dead' as I was channel surfing.

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Re: Unlikely background music on TV

Post by Gordon » Wed Apr 01, 2009 09:28

islandhopper wrote:
a layer of chips wrote:You must be DRUNK WITH POWER.
I am making or breaking indiepop bands every day here! Throw me a bung and I'll get your band into that all important Gaelic tv market.
I've used a ton of Camera Obscura. I'm sure I deserve free tickets for the tour with the fortune I've made them in fees!
Can you put some Animal Collective into the mix and really blow some people's heads off?
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Re: Unlikely background music on TV

Post by linus » Wed Apr 01, 2009 09:56

ezears wrote:I also heard CO's 'Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken', on the closing credits to the movie, 'Better off Dead' as I was channel surfing.
'Better off Dead', the John Cuzack film from the eighties??? with 'Booger' from Revenge of the Nerds in?

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Re: Unlikely background music on TV

Post by ezears » Thu Apr 02, 2009 20:08

Yikes, I guess that couldn't possibly be right!
It's 'Over Her Dead Body', from last year. Never saw the movie, but I'm guessing it's not much of a pick to have this song included in the movie.

On searching though, this song is also in 'P.S. I Love You', a much better pick!

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Re: Unlikely background music on TV

Post by String Bean Jen » Fri Apr 03, 2009 19:13

I haven't been able to find confirmation online, but I'm pretty sure Lucky Soul soundtracks a really bland commercial for kitchen ware for the even more bland company called Home Goods here. The woman's voice is pretty distinctive so I'm convinced it's them!
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Re: Unlikely background music on TV

Post by jamonbreadyay » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:00

the bobby mcgees were on an ad for a virgin tv channel the other day. i was dead excited.

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Re: Unlikely background music on TV

Post by islandhopper » Fri Jun 12, 2009 16:16

If a record label has an agreement with the BBC (as nearly all the non DIY ones do) then you can clear any song by any of their artists for use on tv.

These are the only exceptions
* 3 IS THE MAGIC NUMBER (TRACK) PERFORMED BY ANY ARTIST
* ALL ORIGINAL FILM SOUNDTRACKS
* BEATLES
* BORRADAILE ORCHESTRA
* CHRISTOPHER GOZE
* DOCTOR AND THE MEDICS
* DR AND THE MEDICS
* GILBERT O'SULLIVAN
* GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR
* JIMI HENDRIX
* M
* NANCY SINATRA
* PHIL SPECTOR
* RADAR
* ROLLING STONES
* SAM COOKE
* SIROCCO
* VILLAGE PEOPLE
* VIOLENT FEMMES
I never realised the Village People and Gilbert O' Sullivan had such artistic integrity. Or maybe they're protecting the brand? The Violent Femmes were obviously tired of hearing Blister in the Sun everywhere.

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Re: Unlikely background music on TV

Post by Gordon » Fri Jun 12, 2009 16:25

Is that 'M' from James Bond?
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Re: Unlikely background music on TV

Post by sweepingthenation » Fri Jun 12, 2009 17:41

Norman Greenbaum must be quids in.

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Re: Unlikely background music on TV

Post by soft revolution » Fri Jun 12, 2009 20:00

islandhopper wrote: * BEATLES
I was watching the Screenwipe yesterday where Charlie Brooker played a clip from Sgt Peppers as an example of the BBC's agreement with record labels.

Is he toying with us?
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Re: Unlikely background music on TV

Post by islandhopper » Fri Jun 12, 2009 22:51

soft revolution wrote:
islandhopper wrote: * BEATLES
I was watching the Screenwipe yesterday where Charlie Brooker played a clip from Sgt Peppers as an example of the BBC's agreement with record labels.

Is he toying with us?
Yeah, that's weird. How often do you hear the Beatles as background music on tv? How often would you expect to hear it?

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Re: Unlikely background music on TV

Post by Big Nose » Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:24

Something off Loveless by MBV was just on Bargain Hunt.

Personaly chosen by Tim Wonnacott I imagine.
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Re: Unlikely background music on TV

Post by westgatestreet » Mon Jan 18, 2010 23:03

Big Nose wrote:Something off Loveless by MBV was just on Bargain Hunt.

Personaly chosen by Tim Wonnacott I imagine.
*whimper*
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Re: Unlikely background music on TV

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:06

Bargain Hunt isn't all that. I wouldn't bother.

60 Minute Makeover on the other hand...

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Re: Unlikely background music on TV

Post by indiansummer » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:12

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Re: Unlikely background music on TV

Post by islandhopper » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:27

indiansummer wrote:It's no Snog, Marry, Avoid
In a fair world, POD would be presenting more makeover shows than Gok Wan.

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Re: Unlikely background music on TV

Post by miss deepfreeze » Wed Jan 20, 2010 00:32

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Re: Unlikely background music on TV

Post by sweepingthenation » Sun Mar 07, 2010 18:25

ITV ending their FA Cup coverage with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's 2 Kindsa Love, presumably to highlight that the blues is/are number one.

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Re: Unlikely background music on TV

Post by tonieee » Sun Mar 07, 2010 20:48

miss deepfreeze wrote:
islandhopper wrote:If a record label has an agreement with the BBC (as nearly all the non DIY ones do) then you can clear any song by any of their artists for use on tv.
Aye, but the BBC doesn't have to pay a licensing fee to the band whose song is being used, right? So it's no wonder some artists choose to opt out.
They kind of do. How it works I think is that they've negotiated a blanket fee with the PRS and they divide that between the artists who are played on the BBC. So the BBC doesn't pay extra if they play your song but you get a bigger slice of the PRS pie. I once saw a documentary about Brookside explaining that the Channel 4 had to pay on a song by song basis so the programme makers were encouraged to not use copyrighted music to keep the costs down which is why you often heard popular songs in the cafe in Eastenders but never in Brookside.

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Re: Unlikely background music on TV

Post by anders » Mon Mar 15, 2010 22:12

Arthur Russell's "I Forget And I Can't Tell (Ballad Of The Lights Pt. 1)" as background music on a Norwegian Europris commercial...!

Europris is kind of like a big pound shop chain.

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