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Att marknadsföra med musik: en studie kring musik i reklamfilm och en artistprofils påverkan på ett varumärke
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Due to the current digitalization of the music industry it has become more important than ever for musicians to get their music placed in advertising. This process is frequently described as a win-win situation for both sides: the musician gets money and exposure while the brand gets to ride on the musician’s pop-cultural position in society. The following thesis is focused on identifying the different ways brands work with music in their TV-advertising, and what effects the brand of the featured artist might have on the brand itself. Using text analysis, six advertisements all shown on Swedish TV during the first half of 2016 were analyzed, with the result that four major recurring themes were identified: nostalgia, text-related usage, making the advert memorable and making the advert into entertainment. The study also found three ways in which a band profile could serve a brand: (I) to make the advert an artifact of popular culture, (II) to let the brand ride on the bands success, (III) to give credibility to the brand. The study was based on brand theory, sensory branding and semiotics as well as David Hurons theory on the different usages of music in advertising. 

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2016. , 43 p.
Keyword [sv]
Musik, Marknadsföring, Reklam, Synkronisering, Reklammusik
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Media Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-131129OAI: diva2:936267
Available from: 2016-06-22 Created: 2016-06-13 Last updated: 2016-06-22Bibliographically approved

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