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How would you feel if DBT....

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....started licensing songs to Madison Ave. for commercials? I bring this up because Wilco songs (with Wilco playing them) have started turning up in ads. So far Bush's Beans & Corona Beer. Corona actually got the new single that hasn't even appeared on an album yet. I wonder if they are trying to make up for lost tour income. Back to DBT, I don't think they'd do it but who knows. As much as I hate the concept of Madison Ave co-opting anything that I love I wouldn't begrudge the band trying to make a little extra cash. They certainly are road warriors & work hard.

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It’s different times than it was in the 80s with Michael Jackson and Neil Young and all.
If someone wanted to use one of their songs and pay them a year’s worth of touring money, I say sell out!


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Show me the money!

We should remember that Cooley did sing in a commercial for a motor oil a few years back but i forget the details.

I think it's safe to say that the art v. commerce debate is over. It ended no later than when Bob Dylan could be heard (and seen, I think) in a Victoria's Secret ad. In the current circumstances, w/ revenue sources severely squeezed I don't think this is even a close question.
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beantownbubba wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:46 pm
Show me the money!

We should remember that Cooley did sing in a commercial for a motor oil a few years back but i forget the details.

I think it's safe to say that the art v. commerce debate is over. It ended no later than when Bob Dylan could be heard (and seen, I think) in a Victoria's Secret ad. In the current circumstances, w/ revenue sources severely squeezed I don't think this is even a close question.

worthy of discussion though if people feel like it, i think

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Whatever helps them out. It ain't like they are making Rolling Stones money.
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Personally, I’d be happy to see them make some extra dough. That said, it would definitely matter to me what product and/or company they were supporting.
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All for it. Wilco's currently shilling for Corona. No problem.
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chuckrh wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:12 pm
beantownbubba wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:46 pm
Show me the money!

We should remember that Cooley did sing in a commercial for a motor oil a few years back but i forget the details.

I think it's safe to say that the art v. commerce debate is over. It ended no later than when Bob Dylan could be heard (and seen, I think) in a Victoria's Secret ad. In the current circumstances, w/ revenue sources severely squeezed I don't think this is even a close question.

worthy of discussion though if people feel like it, i think
Of course. Didn't mean to imply otherwise. "Not a close question" is a figure of speech.
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As long as it's not some hideous company (which I don't think they'd do anyway) I'm all for them earning some money from their wonderful songs.

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Having called this "not a close question" I feel that I should also point out how much of a sea change this (I think) unanimous opinion represents from the conventional wisdom not all that long ago. Rock music just was not used in commercials. Period. Allowing your songs to be used that way was obviously, definitively a "sell out." Now that view seems archaic at best.
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I'm not in favor of it but with the lack of touring revenue it's an unusual time for DBT.

If Wilco was going to do an ad for a beer I wish they had chosen a better one than the awful Corona. When I saw Wilco do an instore & signing at a Bull Moose outside Portland ME a few years back I was wearing my Surly hat. One of the band members asked me if I was from Minnesota and I said no but I visited there and my friend & I had lunch at the brewery.
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Bill in CT wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:33 pm
I'm not in favor of it but with the lack of touring revenue it's an unusual time for DBT.

If Wilco was going to do an ad for a beer I wish they had chosen a better one than the awful Corona. When I saw Wilco do an instore & signing at a Bull Moose outside Portland ME a few years back I was wearing my Surly hat. One of the band members asked me if I was from Minnesota and I said no but I visited there and my friend & I had lunch at the brewery.
I'm just glad they aren't doing ads for volkswagen any more. Recently saw a documentary about how they lied on their emissions testing. They actually (slightly) gassed some people. You'd think that would be a no no with them!

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I thought the 2 STP spots with Cooley’s voice over and the riffs from ‘Devil’ and ‘Lookout Mountain?’ Were awesome.
These guys have EARNED every damn cent they’ve made and if Madison Ave wants to use their work, more power to them.
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Take the money and run (Fuck Woody Allen)
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Jonicont wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:29 am
Take the money and run (Fuck Woody Allen)
Steve Miller better? :lol:

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PeterG wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:49 pm
the 2 STP spots with Cooley’s voice over and the riffs from ‘Devil’ and ‘Lookout Mountain?’
Thanks for the deets.
chuckrh wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:31 pm
They actually (slightly) gassed some people. You'd think that would be a no no with them!
Repeated for emphasis.
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beantownbubba wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:05 pm
Having called this "not a close question" I feel that I should also point out how much of a sea change this (I think) unanimous opinion represents from the conventional wisdom not all that long ago. Rock music just was not used in commercials. Period. Allowing your songs to be used that way was obviously, definitively a "sell out." Now that view seems archaic at best.
Yeah but that was in those crazy times when people bought albums and stuff. Instead of using streaming and the artists getting pennies in return.

Don't have a problem with the guys making money. Its only selling out if they sell to a company representing something they've consistently been opposed.

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