Two exploratory studies were conducted regarding the extent of and attitudes towards brands in popular songs. A longitudinal analysis of 3476 top 10 songs from 1955 to 2002 reveals an increase in brand mentions over the five decades, with a noticeable spike beginning in 1995, and the dominance of automotive, alcohol, and fashion brands. A survey of consumers indicates that respondents perceive music placements less positively than film placements, yet not negatively overall. Furthermore, they consider hip-hop/rap as the most appropriate music genre for brand placement, followed by pop and country. Implications and directions for research on this under-studied area are provided.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Journal of Brand Management|
|Publication status||Published - 2009 Dec|
- Product placement
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Strategy and Management