The Bonding of a Band and a Brand: On Music Placement in Television Commercials from a Text Analytical Perspective

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This article presents a four-part text analytical approach to the examination of music placement in television commercials. The approach is developed through a case analysis of a commercial for Apple's iPad featuring the song “There Goes My Love” by the Blue Van. The analysis illustrates how a seemingly “happy marriage” between a band and a brand can be characterized by a power imbalance that arguably manifests at the level of text structure.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPopular Music & Society
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)517-537
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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