Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Wilco and VW

Wilco songs will be in Volkswagen commercials in the near future. The band responded to criticism of this...." "With the commercial radio airplay route getting more difficult for many bands, we see this as another way to get the music out there."

They continued: "And we feel okay about VWs. Several of us even drive them." "If you're keeping track, this is not the first time Wilco has licensed a song to or even been involved in a commercial -- most recently a TV spot for Telefonica Mobile in Spain used a Wilco song and some years prior Jeff Tweedy appeared in a campaign for Apple Computer. Wilco have licensed hundreds of songs to television shows and films worldwide... from festival-only indie films to major motion pictures and weekly TV shows."
Watch "Is That the Thank I Get"

I personally don't have any problem with this. "Selling Out" is crap to me up to a certain extent. Band members should be paid being amazing. If you have to license a few songs...so be it. I guarantee the critics out there of "selling out" would do the same thing.
I would love to hear your views.....

1 comment:

shuff said...

"selling out"?... oh, you mean "earning a living" or "making $"