Regarding the kids getting all up in arms about the Passion Pit/Palm Pixi commercial
It really takes these “indie” bands about 2 days to sell out these days.
Hipster culture is such a fucking sham.
A man’s gotta make a living.
What difference does it make if a band can make some scratch buy licensing their music to an ad? Does it make the song worse?
God forbid you make some money at this music thing.
Actually yes it does. I mean, not that Of Montreal was good to begin with, but the fact that they licensed their tune makes me unable to disassociate that band from the Outback Steakhouse. Now, I’m not criticizing them for making this business decision, and I’m glad they could make probably a lot of money off of their talents, I’m just sayin’…they’re the Outback Steakhouse band now.
Their music has also been used in ads for NASDAQ, Garmin, T-Mobile, Comcast, and in the shows Ugly Betty and Weeds. And fucking good for them. Critical acclaim doesn’t pay the rent.
(Please excuse the eleventy billion reblogs)
So is the issue who you sell out to, rather than “selling out” itself? Because I can’t remember seeing any one crying foul over Phoenix or Justice licensing music to Cadillac - maybe there was some talk about it, but I never saw it. Also, what about the bands who’s songs appear in Apple spots? Did Yael Naim get called a “sell out”? The Fratellis? Or is it ok because, duh it’s iPodz! What makes Outback Steakhouse commercials more sell-outty than Apple?