Soundalikes Bob Garfield, Co-host of NPR's On The Media, tackles the thorny issue of soundalikes -- commercials that borrow heavily from pop-music singers and instrumentals. Rather than pay for the music star's music, an ad agency will go to a music production house and commission a piece which is similar enough to the original to satisfy the client, but different enough to keep lawsuits at bay.
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Soundalikes

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Soundalikes

Soundalikes

Soundalikes

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Bob Garfield, Co-host of NPR's On The Media, tackles the thorny issue of soundalikes — commercials that borrow heavily from pop-music singers and instrumentals. Rather than pay for the music star's music, an ad agency will go to a music production house and commission a piece which is similar enough to the original to satisfy the client, but different enough to keep lawsuits at bay.