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Watching the Zamboni => Spectator Skating Discussions => Topic started by: Meli on October 20, 2017, 07:38:48 PM

Title: Commercialized music
Post by: Meli on October 20, 2017, 07:38:48 PM
Does anyone else get distracted when a skater uses a piece of music that's been heavily commercialized? Watching Polina Edmunds' SP made me wonder if she was sponsored by DeBeers. Whenever I watch someone skate to the music from Rodeo, I think "Beef, it's what's for dinner."

I realize it will play differently to an international crowd, but I do wonder the thought process of picking something that is familiar to the masses because it was used in advertising campaigns. (Let's face it, my boyfriend doesn't know ballet, but he knows what's for dinner.)
Title: Re: Commercialized music
Post by: AgnesNitt on October 20, 2017, 08:09:30 PM
To quote the immortal Chazz Michael Michaels "It gets the people moving."

Commercial music gets the audience moving because it's been crafted to. It's a lazy coach's way to pick music that's not only successfully designed to get the audience to respond in a risk free way, but the audience has been trained to respond in a predictable way.
Title: Re: Commercialized music
Post by: Meli on October 21, 2017, 03:21:01 PM
You had me at Chazz Michael Michaels. Dying.  ;D