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Posted: 13 Jan 07, 17:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The ones I know of:

Aiwa- Another One Bites The Dust

Pepsi- I want it all

Coke- I want to break free

Are there any others? and do you guys feel that when bands authorize the use of their songs in commercials that they are "selling out?" I'm ok with it..

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Posted: 13 Jan 07, 21:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

an add for Fuel t.v - AOBTD




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Posted: 14 Jan 07, 04:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Innuendo - long time ago for some sort of brandy add...


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Posted: 14 Jan 07, 05:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A while ago they used Don't stop me now for some kind of cat food.


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Posted: 14 Jan 07, 05:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^ Oh, yes I remember that :) Freddie would have loved it!

Here in Holland, It's a beautiful day is used for a seal rescue-center commercial.


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Posted: 14 Jan 07, 05:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MercuryLines wrote:

^

Here in Holland, It's a beautiful day is used for a seal rescue-center commercial.



Wasn't this a promo on National Geographic?


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Posted: 14 Jan 07, 07:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You all forgot about We Are The Champions for the Viagra commercial. When I first saw that commercial, it REALLY pissed me off. Who was in charge of allowing that decision? Brian? Mary Austin? I don't know who is in charge of Freddie's music.


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Posted: 14 Jan 07, 07:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gratzi wrote:

MercuryLines wrote:

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Here in Holland, It's a beautiful day is used for a seal rescue-center commercial.



Wasn't this a promo on National Geographic?


No, it was for "Pieterburen", a place for sick/wounded/found seals.
At least, here in Holland.


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Posted: 14 Jan 07, 09:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

.*.Messenger Of Leah.*. wrote:

You all forgot about We Are The Champions for the Viagra commercial. When I first saw that commercial, it REALLY pissed me off. Who was in charge of allowing that decision? Brian? Mary Austin? I don't know who is in charge of Freddie's music.


LMAO! Don't Stop Me Now would have suited that better

Anyhoo Pepsi used to be We Will Rock You as well

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Posted: 14 Jan 07, 11:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Daniel vZ wrote:

Gratzi wrote:

MercuryLines wrote:

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Here in Holland, It's a beautiful day is used for a seal rescue-center commercial.



Wasn't this a promo on National Geographic?


No, it was for "Pieterburen", a place for sick/wounded/found seals.
At least, here in Holland.


Was that a white, fluffy baby seal? :)


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Posted: 14 Jan 07, 12:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gratzi wrote:

Daniel vZ wrote:

Gratzi wrote:

MercuryLines wrote:

^

Here in Holland, It's a beautiful day is used for a seal rescue-center commercial.



Wasn't this a promo on National Geographic?


No, it was for "Pieterburen", a place for sick/wounded/found seals.
At least, here in Holland.


Was that a white, fluffy baby seal? :)



http://www.ster.nl/ster?nav=vaunLsHCjENpCsCpC
Here you can find and watch that commercial.

fill in "Pieterburen" and press "Zoeken" in the green/white area then you'll get a small picture



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Posted: 14 Jan 07, 12:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Body Language was used in a car commercial about a year ago.


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Posted: 14 Jan 07, 13:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Daniel vZ wrote:

Gratzi wrote:

Daniel vZ wrote:

Gratzi wrote:

MercuryLines wrote:

^

Here in Holland, It's a beautiful day is used for a seal rescue-center commercial.



Wasn't this a promo on National Geographic?


No, it was for "Pieterburen", a place for sick/wounded/found seals.
At least, here in Holland.


Was that a white, fluffy baby seal? :)



http://www.ster.nl/ster?nav=vaunLsHCjENpCsCpC
Here you can find and watch that commercial.

fill in "Pieterburen" and press "Zoeken" in the green/white area then you'll get a small picture


Yey!!! That's the one used by National Geographic with 'It's A Beautiful Day' included... I thought it was a baby seal, but seeing the picture... it all came back! Thanks mate!


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Posted: 15 Jan 07, 13:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

driven by you was in a ford commercial i think, but it's brian's song, not Queen...

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Posted: 17 Jan 07, 06:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You don't have to ask the bands permission if you want to use their music. It is polite to do so, but you don't have to do it.

When you are an artist you are registered at a copyrights company (I don't know what it is called in England) but here in holland it's BUMA/Stemra. If you want to use music in a commercial you pay the copyright company, and they will pay the money to the person(s) who have the copyrights to the song.

So you dont'have to ask permission, you only have to pay money. But I guess if the artist finds the commercial or movie or whatever inappropriate they can always ask to remove their work from it


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Posted: 17 Jan 07, 07:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't Stop me Now for that bastard of a place - The Trafford Centre!!


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Posted: 17 Jan 07, 13:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I heard 'One Vision' used for a hockey commercial...


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Posted: 17 Jan 07, 13:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 17 Jan 07, 14:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Queen songs (or related) in commercials.
Here are some more:

We will rock you (not the original version though, but I think it's funny) (Evian, two versions: one of em is with the animated waterdrop, the other a tv commercial from Germany)

Somebody to love (Coca-Cola, from Spain or another spanish speaking country)

Somebody to love (Euflorie)

Guide me home (Lancia)

I'm in love with my car (Jaguar)

Too much love will kill you (SM3 Renault Samsung Motors, Japan)

One vison (Renault Megane, French)

and an american radio version of McDonald's with an adjusted McD version of BoRap

Do you have the commercials you've posted above on your computer, so you could upload it on rapidshare? I can post mine, if someone's interested.

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