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Posted: 01 Jul 11, 17:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who controls the usage of Queen's music in movies, shows, and commercials?
This is a serious question. I'm asking because here in the good ol' US of A, there's this chain of discount furniture stores (and by discount furniture I mean tacky, made-in-China, low quality shit) called Value City Furniture that has locations on the East Coast and into the Midwest. For the past six months or more, I swear to God, they've aired this commercial using the main chorus lines to "I Want it All" NONSTOP on a daily basis on numerous news channels and it's driving tons of people up the fucking wall. What's worse, the usual airing pattern is that the commercial comes on for thirty seconds, then another unaffiliated commercial comes on, THEN the same Value City commercial comes on again. This commercial is infuriating because of its repetitiveness and obnoxiousness, it's loud as hell, and it just makes a complete joke out of a pretty good Queen song. Does anyone else, fellow American Queenzoners of course, know what commercial I'm talking about, and could the remaining members of Queen truly be allowing this shitty furniture chain to destroy one of their biggest hits by bashing viewers over the head with it every ten minutes?


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Posted: 01 Jul 11, 18:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Who controls the usage of Queen's music in movies, shows, and commercials?"

I swear it's being controlled by Freddie.


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Posted: 01 Jul 11, 18:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its not better here in the UK. IWIA has been used to sell furniture here too. YMBF has been used for Pet Insurance ads. There has been other songs used like Somebody To Love (insurance ad I think), Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Jeans ad).

But at the end of the day, I dont really care because when the ads come on I switch over to something else.


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Posted: 01 Jul 11, 18:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^ That's usually a good solution unless the remote control is on the other side of the room and the irritating-ass commercial takes you by surprise, hahah.


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Posted: 02 Jul 11, 03:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hm, annoying :/

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Posted: 02 Jul 11, 11:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Btw, does anybody know in which country/ies this commercial was used? This guy really needs to learn how to sing well.




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Posted: 03 Jul 11, 11:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dont forget that Flash is being used to advertise some computing thingy or another in the uk..AND we will soon be hearing AKOM to advertise xmas hampers ;-D


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Posted: 04 Jul 11, 04:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^ Blackberry flash aaahh aaah,
saviour of the mobile internet....

Doesnt quite have the same ring to it does it?


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Posted: 04 Jul 11, 08:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr Mercury wrote: ^ Blackberry flash aaahh aaah,
saviour of the mobile internet....

Doesnt quite have the same ring to it does it?

hahahha

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Posted: 04 Jul 11, 11:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i wonder if and when RT sat down with pen in hand to start writing AKOM that almost 30 years later it would be used to promote Park xmas hampers..?

but,that Flash advert is getting as nearly annoying as Sky's blatant plugging of Glee on its channel


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