7 thoughts on “what the music industry thinks of you

  1. Is there really no chance of you finding the source of this ad. It’s very telling.

    Best wishes

  2. Hi Sohail,
    Unfortunately, I no longer have the mag from which this page was scanned (I had photocopied it for use in a university essay, back in the mid-’90s).
    All I remember is that it was from an Ad industry monthly – which one? which month/year?… memory fails, sorry.
    Finding the source may likely require some finicky research… regardless, I’ll do a quick internet scan of available Ad industry publication archives, and let you know if I come up with anything.

  3. Thanks for getting back on this. I’ve done my own research on the Internet and came up with little. The ad was displayed on page 36 in a book by Jean Kilbourne entitled ‘Deadly Persuasion: Why women and girls must fight the addictive power of advertising” published in 1999 by Free Press. It woulb be great to get rid of the original too for presentation purposes.

  4. Sorry that last bit reads like total goobledegook! It should read “It would be great to get hold of the original too for presentation purposes.” Too many hours on the Internet!

    Best wishes

  5. Hi Sohail,
    Yes, an online search won’t provide results in this case. And for off-line research into periodicals (in a university library, for instance), without publication specifics, it’ll be like looking for a needle in a haystack.
    It might get trickier, even. Not sure whose archives the ad might be in, SONY BMG? Or the ad company that designed the ad for them?
    Just to give you an idea…
    If you really would like to find a good resolution copy of the Ad for educational purposes, perhaps your best bet is to first talk to someone working in an Ad industry publication for advice, somebody who deals with archives. Here’s the Yahoo directory listing for Ad trade mags:
    Hope this helps,

  6. Hi Sohail,
    I will give it a shot when I come across some spare time for this kind of detective work.
    It is indeed unfortunate that I couldn’t find the source, but I really did systematically root through my personal archives before resigning myself to posting this must-see ad from the mere photocopy I had left.
    If you really need the source for a project with a real-world deadline, recommend you try the research yourself, either a needle-in-a-haystack search in a university library, or some calls to ad publications with archive services.
    I’m sending you my original scan by email. That’s the best I can do for now.

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