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Advert Music Website

Tells you what the music on the ad was
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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).

Mickey the Fish, Sep 07 2000

Ad Critic http://www.adcritic.com
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 http://www.westwood.u-net.com/ads
Actors, Music. (From Cathy's annotation.) [jutta, Sep 07 2000]

adland @ ad-rag.com http://www.ad-rag.c...ame=News&file=index
Another site where commerical music information can be found [phoenix, Dec 12 2001, last modified Oct 17 2004]

UK TV Advert Music Database http://www.commercialbreaksandbeats.co.uk
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]

100% Baked. http://www.songtitle.info
[mrthingy, May 14 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Miguel's link http://www.visit4info.com
please use the link button. [yamahito, Sep 26 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Song of The Salesman http://www.songofthesalesman.co.uk/
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 http://www.soundsfamiliar.info
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...)
BigThor, Sep 12 2000

       There is such a website already: www.westwood.u-net.com/ads   

       Click on search and then you can list all ads alphabetically and it tells you the music and the voice overs for each ad.   

cathy, Nov 17 2000

       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.
mkirksmith, Dec 11 2001

       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.
bristolz, Dec 11 2001

       I'd say so.
bristolz, Dec 12 2001

       <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.
Miguel, Sep 26 2002


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