Two for Tuesday: Jingles & Branded Pop Songs Apr22

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Advertisers use a variety of techniques to leave a lasting impression on consumers, but perhaps none may be as influential as the use of music. Try and think of a recent commercial that didn’t accompany its message with some sort of melody. A musical composition can establish brand...

Throwback Thursday: Dick Clark, Daft Punk and Everything In Between Jan02

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Happy New Year Our Space Readers! I can hardly believe that it is 2014. Dang – the years keep ticking by! I can remember celebrating New Years Eve with Chicago’s music countdown on WLS all the way back to 1977 when Kansas’ “Dust in The Wind” was in the lineup. I...

Wednesdays without Will: The Hip Side of Hanukkah Dec04

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The holiday season truly is the most wonderful time of the year. We’re surrounded by fresh snow, colorful lights, and, of course, radio stations that play Christmas music 24/7. Chicagoans like myself tune into 93.9 My FM for the best holiday jams while we sit in holiday traffic. I’d like to...

Two for Tuesday: Two Interesting Album Releases Oct29

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2013 is the year of interesting album releases. With all the music-playing mediums, promoting albums have become a bit of a game: Fall Out Boy came back overnight from a long hiatus with a new single and music video; Miley Cyrus brought a new sound to mirror her new image and used her...

Two for Tuesday: Two Stars Tapping into Latin America for Global Success Oct08

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From population to spending power, Latin America is growing, and as Latin American countries become global powerhouses (and society continues striding towards a global culture), facets from American pop-culture, including music, are expanding to South America. This Two for Tuesday, we’re...

Throwback Thursday: Buddy Holly: Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Inspiration Jul11

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Before The Beatles, Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton ever played, rock ‘n’ roll was revolutionized by Charles Hardin Holley (professionally known as Buddy Holly), an American singer-songwriter whose success was tragically cut short in an airplane crash on February 3, 1959...