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Archived updates for Sunday, August 08, 2004

Earl Spielman, Forensic Musicologist

According to an August 8, 2004 article from the The Cincinnati Enquirer, most of this song-sleuth's work is due diligence for ad agencies that want original music in a commercial that doesn't sound too much like a well-known song. Virtually all of his investigations have involved a "temp track" that is circulated between editors, ad agencies, and their clients, that is used ostensibly without permission from the publisher for editing and "presenting" a commercial to the client. The biggest problem occurs as soon as an overture has been made to the publisher so that they are on the lookout for anything even remotely resembling their music in the final commercial.
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