Monday, 14 October 2013
Demands of a Record Label
1 This acknowledges the commercial aspect of music videos. Music videos are essentially promotional devices whose function it is to sell to its target audience.
Music videos are not only used to sell the artists song but also to sell products the artists use, the brand name of the guitar amp company can clearly be seen in many shots, as can the brand of cymbals the drummer uses. The use of Lemmy is also advertising, it can be used to promote both Lemmy and Airbourne, Lemmy is a cult icon so his presence could bring in more people to buy the song and this is also advertising Lemmy to a new audience, which could bring him more sales
2 Ultimately, stars are commodities that are used to represent values that will be attractive to their target audience. They are a brand. How is a brand identity established through their videos?
Airbourne have established a AC/DC like brand image through their similar style, this has led to many of the same of the same fan base as AC/DC. Both lead guitarist don't wear t-shirts on stage, further likening them to one another.