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(@oldnewbie)
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Is anyone else angry about the new Nisan car commercial with Stevie Ray singing Pride and Joy? If he were still alive I don't think he would be selling out to commercialistic greed, he was not that kind of artist. Who is responsible for this?

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(@ignar-hillstrom)
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Well, we live in a capitalistic world. It's why most of us have a roof over our head and don't need to stand in line for four hours for a bowl of rice. Apart from that Stevie would probably have sold out to whatever commercial he could to afford his dope during most of his carreer. Finally there is nothing wrong with earning some money, that has nothing to do with integrity or passion. Heck, Mozart wrote 99% of his music specifically for those who payed him for it, that doesnt make him any less an artist then John Doe writing Indie tunes in his basement.

Most of all, there are bigger issues to get upset about then the music in car commercials. Like how much those kids making the tires in Taiwan get payed, for example. I'm pretty sure those people starving in 80% of the world can only dream of being a sell-out.


   
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Well, we live in a capitalistic world. It's why most of us have a roof over our head and don't need to stand in line for four hours for a bowl of rice. Apart from that Stevie would probably have sold out to whatever commercial he could to afford his dope during most of his carreer. Finally there is nothing wrong with earning some money, that has nothing to do with integrity or passion. Heck, Mozart wrote 99% of his music specifically for those who payed him for it, that doesnt make him any less an artist then John Doe writing Indie tunes in his basement.

Most of all, there are bigger issues to get upset about then the music in car commercials. Like how much those kids making the tires in Taiwan get payed, for example. I'm pretty sure those people starving in 80% of the world can only dream of being a sell-out.
Couldn't say it better myself.


   
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(@nicktorres)
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Yes, yes, yes, the starving children, injustice etc....it doesn't diminish the sense of something being wrong internally. Why can't we be concerned for both?

But that still doesn't stop the artist's OUTRAGE...Music is such a personal thing. It touches one's soul. So when you see it being chopped up and used in some thirty second spot to hawk a car....well angry isn't quite the right word for it, shocked? Feeling old? Abused? Yep all of those things.

The first time I heard Beatles music as Muzak I about puked. Aerosmith does Cadillac. Cadillac for Pete's sake. I'm mean that's an old person's car..although I like the looks of that XLR-V.... :shock: WHAT am I saying? OMG I must be getting old. Then again the odds of me buying a $100,000 car are nil. I mean you could buy a really nice pre-war Martin for that amount.


   
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Well, we live in a capitalistic world.
And I am a material girl.

er, boy.

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You know every time I see you post I'm tempted to sing "Hello Dali" Now I know why you material girl.


   
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Best thing that ever happened to it!

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(@twistedlefty)
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8) i hope they chop up one of my songs for a commercial....
then maybe i can afford one of those Caddys :wink:

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(@slejhamer)
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If people see the commercial and then go download SRV songs on iTunes, or buy his CDs, then it's a good thing.

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(@peejay)
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Aerosmith does Cadillac. Cadillac for Pete's sake. I'm mean that's an old person's car..
Have you seen them lately?

Just because they sound young on the radio.... :P


   
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(@ricochet)
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I just don't get the outrage. The music was commercial when it was first done. It's still being used commercially. Go figure.

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(@ignar-hillstrom)
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As for people getting into SRV over it, guess so. Over here a brand of orange juice used Gabriel Rios' 'Broad Daylight' for their (rather lengthy) commercial. It was great, still prefer the commercial over the real clip. I never heared of that dude before so I checked it out. Bought a CD, showed it to a girlfriend, she went to a concert of his last year. Gabriel Rios got some cash, the commercial dudes got a great commercial, and atleast two people discovered an artist they didnt yet know. If that is being abused then you can abuse me all day long. :P

On another note, Kia uses a nocturne by Chopin in their commercials over here. Shocking? Maybe. But it sure sounds better then a lot of other tunes. Call me crazy but I'd rather hear some nice tunes during the commercial breaks then something not-so-nice.


   
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My first thought when I saw he commercial was.."Man, they are targeting my age group." Now, I could not tell you what car was being sold..mind you. The TV is simply background white noise for me. But, when I did hear the music, it put me in a good mood. I've reached that..."Hey, they are using music from MY generation on TV to sell things now..age". If that is indeed a plateau. (should I be happy about that? :?: :roll: ) You've got The WHO as the intro music for one of those crime shows...Aerosmith selling Caddys, hell...even Iggy Pop was selling Carnival Cruises at one point. But I guarantee that 99.99% of the population does not realize what THAT song is actually talking about.

I don't think there is an "issue" here. I think it's a good thing that the Vaughn family can make money from his work long after he's been gone. All this says to me is that marketing DOES work.

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(@twistedlefty)
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there is so much great "current" and older music being used today for commercials and TV shows.

heck i really liked the Everlast colab with Santana when they did "Turn Your Light On" back on the Supernatural Album, Now they are useing "Saving Grace" as the theme song to the TV show of the same name. i guess i feel like in the long run it's the artist getting more exposure that maybe they would not have, so i applaud anything that puts more coin in their pocket.

Here's a youtube clip of Everlast sorry for going a bit OT :oops:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxu21fYnKMw

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(@dennisf6)
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I'm surprised that so far most posters like, or at least don't mind, hearing their favorites artists in commercials.
I'm with OldNewbie and Nick on this one.

Commercials suck. (99% in the USA do anyway. I get the impression that in other countries they often have a little more humor and intelligence.)

I try to avoid paying any attention to commercials.
(Brief pause to praise satellite radio!)
So it does bother me to have a song I like grab my attention where I didn't want to give my attention.

No doubt artists have the right to sell their music wherever they want to. I just loose a little respect for them when they sell it for commercials. I guess I'd say it makes me more sad than angry.

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