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Ever seen an ad on TV, and thought the music was nice? Well I have. What we need is a website where you give the time, date, channel when the ad appeared, and it tells you what the music was.
It needs a joint effort from the TV companies, who know the scheduling, and the ad agencies, who know the
music. The whole lot would be funded by the ad agencies (who get more ad space on the site).
Not a complete listing of comercials, but if there is music in the commercial they will tell you who did it. (and conveniently provide a link to Amazon.com so you can buy it.) [blahginger, Sep 07 2000, last modified Oct 17 2004]
UK Advertising Information Service
Actors, Music. (From Cathy's annotation.) [jutta, Sep 07 2000]
adland @ ad-rag.com
Another site where commerical music information can be found [phoenix, Dec 12 2001, last modified Oct 17 2004]
UK TV Advert Music Database
This is pretty cool by all accounts... I searched for some new ones to test it and there were tons in there. [particlebrain, May 14 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]
[mrthingy, May 14 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]
please use the link button. [yamahito, Sep 26 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]
Song of The Salesman
Music used in TV Ads with links to samples and free MP3s [mikeydred, Oct 17 2004]
Sounds Familiar - TV Advert music and movie soundtrack listings
TV advert music and movie soundtrack listings. Find, request or buy any track you hear on the television [mattcookuk, Oct 17 2004]
||Yes! It took me a while to find out that the song on one of the Nissan Maxima commercials was 'She Sells Sanctuary'. It would've been nice to know whether the song was done by The Cult, The Clash, or The Cure, though- I didn't get a correct answer from anyone I asked. (Had to look it up...)
||There is such a website already:
||Click on search and then you can list all ads alphabetically and it tells you the music and the voice overs for each ad.
||I've had someone look at how the background music affects the stickiness of adverts on websites. You can alter tempo and congruity as main factors. Could be taken to extremes I suppose. Funeral home advert with the "Laughing policeman" as the background music.
||Using your logic, [nil], I could argue that movie theme music is not music but just a mere contrivance used to fill out the time under the opening title sequence and closing credits. Music is music.
||<admin - link moved to link area>
||Also well worth trying for ads and song info. Screens lots of ads - very fast viewing and good quality. Better than any other I have found. Its free too; adcritic now subscription only.