‘Kasbah’ Soundtrack a ’70s Blast

Director Barry Levinson’s upcoming Bill Murray starrer, Rock the Kasbah, may borrow it’s title from a 1982 song by The Clash, but judging by the trailer it’s channeling the sounds of the ’70s, with David Bowie’s 1974 hit “Rebel, Rebel” backing the trailer, and mention of Murray himself performing Deep Purple’s “Smoke On the Water” in […]

Jingle Punks

Jingle Punks

Part-Spotify, part-Tin Pan Alley is how the 7-year-old Jingle Punks has been described. In addition to original music for clients like Red Bull and TK, the company has become known for offbeat renditions of classic ad tunes, creating the music for a kickin’ country western version of the Meow Mix them and chanteuse Masha’s sultry Werewolves of […]

Lieb, Allstate AMPed for Success

The LGBT-positive Allstate commercial featuring Eli Leib‘s original song “Safe in My Hands” won two 2015 AMP Awards for Music and Sound. The competition honors music composed and licensed for commercials and is presented by the Association of Music Producers. Lieb took top honors in the Best Original Song category, and the commercial itself tied for the […]

Blockchain Gang Touts Music Applications

Blockchain Gang Touts Music Applications

Is blockchain, a new technology that tracks bitcoin transactions, poised to shake-up the music industry? Since May, when Richard Branson held a 4-day Block Chain Summit on Necker Island, his private Caribbean paradise, Wall Streeet types and industry technogeeks has been buzzing about little else. The idea is that cryptocurrencies — bitcoin being the most […]

Springfield Runnin’ on the Backstreets

Springfield Runnin’ on the Backstreets

As a convenience to readers, this article has been reprinted in its entirety from the Backstreets.com blog (which doesn’t “anchor” it’s  entries, making it impossible to link to a specific item, and making any one story challenging to find once it’s pushed off the home page (which is refreshed every 2 month). If you’d like to activate […]

Hear the 2015 AMP Award Winners

Hear the 2015 AMP Award Winners

Leo Burnett and David Bowie made strong showings at the Association of Music Producers 2015 AMP Awards, for music composed and licensed for marketing and advertising purposes. Allstate’s “Safe in My Hands” commercial won Best In Show for Burnett on the strength of the eponymous original song, written and performed by Eli Lieb, for the insurance company’s […]

Commercial Tunes Make Summer Splash

Commercial Tunes Make Summer Splash

USA Today spotlights seven pop artists making waves in commercials this summer: Halsey’s cover version of Tear For Fears’ Mad World for Taco Bell’s Bacon Club Chalupa; Ellipahant on Apple’s iPhone spot, which uses the hook of her Too Original (sans vocals); electronic sounds from from U.K. artist Sophie’s Lemonade/Hard for McDonald’s Lemonades; Judah & the Lion’s banjo-strumming Kickin’ Da Leaves […]

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