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The Best of This Week's Music in Advertising

Tracks & Fields Present Their Pick of the Week's Best Advert Music

The Best of This Week's Music in Advertising

This week’s round up of the best sync licensed tracks in advertising features cool new music from Nescafe, a Spotify playlist made for a brand from Colcci, and a cover of David Bowie from Heineken.

Heineken – ‘When You Drive, Never Drink’

Racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart is bombarded with people offering him Heineken beer, in this quirky advert raising awareness for drink driving. But as he’s still driving, he politely refuses. The advert features a thrilling cover of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ by singer Nicole Atkins.

Artist: Nicole Atkins

Song: Heroes ft. Postmodern Jukebox

Agency: Publicis, Milan


Colcci – ‘Spotify Almost Paradise’

Brazilian fashion brand Colcci teamed up with Spotify to bring music lovers and young people a sample of their latest collection. The idea is that as young people listen to their favourite Brazilian DJs, they will see branded content, in the form of album covers. The collection also features supermodel Gisele Bundchen. For this preview advert, the sync licensed track is just one of the songs available on the branded playlist.


Artist: Dressel

Song: Set Me Free ft. Daavar & Zeppeliin

Agency: Escala, Brazil


Nescafe – Reinventing the Classics 

Artist and producer reinvents Otis Redding’s classic song ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay)’ in this energetic advert for Nescafe coffee. The advert sees reinvent the classic, in the same way Nescafe hopes to reinvent coffee. Together with the music, the coffee is also produced, like a record. The sync licensed track, with the help of, offers an upbeat take on the brand.

Artist: Otis Redding

Song: (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay

Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris

Genre: Music & Sound Design , Music performance