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Creating brand harmony

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In an increasingly saturated advertising climate, more and more brands are looking to other creative methods of promotion to get inside the heads of consumers. Music is favoured for its unique ability to break through the congested visual landscape in … Read more>>


The voice behind the magic

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This month, the world said a reluctant goodbye to comedian Don Rickles, America’s king of the insult. Not everyone will recognise his name, but a generation of moviegoers will most certainly have known his voice. Since 1995, Rickles has voiced … Read more>>


La La La: the song of success

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It may not quite have taken the Best Picture title, but La La Land triumphed in the Oscar categories that really matter to the musical – Best Song and Best Original Score. Following Sunday’s dramatic award ceremony, we take a … Read more>>


T2 Trainspotting: a majestic movie soundtrack

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20 years ago, Danny Boyle’s seminal Trainspotting hit cinema screens to huge critical acclaim. As lauded as the film itself, the soundtrack was incremental to its success – with era-defining anthems from Underworld and Iggy Pop acting as the perfect … Read more>>


The sound of happiness

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Our emotional responses to music are instinctual, with studies finding that children as young as six months old have responded positively to hearing particular tracks. Cow & Gate has drawn on this idea in their latest campaign, creating a song … Read more>>


Let music do the talking

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Music has the unique ability to make memories, instantly incite emotion and lift our spirits – so it’s no surprise that businesses in every market have capitalised on this power by using it as part of their marketing activities. With … Read more>>


The broadcast that shocked a nation

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October 30th, 1938 is a date that goes down in audio history – the day Orson Welles’ radio adaptation of HG Wells’ War of the Worlds caused mass panic across the USA. Such was the power of this production, listeners … Read more>>


At the third stroke… the speaking clock transforms

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It’s been 80 years since the speaking clock first declared the time to the people of Britain. In celebration of this landmark anniversary, BT announced their competition to find the new voice of the service – inspiring us to explore … Read more>>


Napster’s legacy for the listener

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In July 2001, a court-ordered injunction forced file-sharing site Napster to shut down its entire network. 15 years on, we take a look at the impact this pioneering service had on the music industry – and the fans who were … Read more>>


Rediscovering vinyl this Record Store Day

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April 16th is one of the biggest dates in the global musical calendar – Record Store Day. This international event celebrates the unique culture of these valuable independent retailers, and stores, artists and fans alike will all be getting involved … Read more>>


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