Sale of Dylan Song Catalog Means A Hard Rain of Ads is Gonna Come
Bob Dylan sold his entire catalog of more than 600 songs to Universal Music Publishing Group today, raising the prospect of a slew of new advertisements based on his songs.
Here are the first 25 campaigns to come down the pike:
“Forever Young” for Viagra
“Slow Train Comin” for Amtrak
“Lay, Lady, Lay” for Sealy Mattresses
“Like a Rolling Stone” for Kidney Doctors of America
“All Along the Watchtower” for ADT Home Security systems.
“Shelter from the Storm” for National Roofing and Aluminum Siding
“A month of Sundays.” It’s an odd and ambiguous phrase that I’ve long wondered about. Does it mean a month of liberation from work or simply a long time? Now, I think I know — at least what it means to me. It’s what some of us have experienced since mid-March: a seemingly endless period of time that allows you to slow down.
I never imagined our fast-paced society would experience a month of Sundays, but in a sense, this is what’s happened. The world has been put on hold; we’ve been given a break. Well, some of us have…
Living just north of SF, I’m a freelance writer covering environment issues and the performing arts. I’m author of The Creative Spark and a bigtime Giants fan.