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THE PUBLISHING BOWL

Among those raking in a kingly sum from the Super Bowl: the major publishers, whose copyrights were on display in some of the most watched TV ads ever.

UMPG’s Coldplay, Warner/Chappell's Beyoncé and Bruno Mars (shared in part by BMG and Warner/Chappell) lit up the halftime festivities. Also, Coldplay and the late, great David Bowie, in addition to their various placements, were heard in game bumpers. Let’s take a look at the songs that graced key Super spots. Note: this is an overview and the credits below are not exhaustive; stay tuned for updates. 

Acura: “Runnin’ With the Devil” by Van Halen (Warner/Chappell)

Amazon: “Pep Rally” by Pharrell Williams (Sony/ATV)

Apartments.com: “Movin’ on Up (The Jeffersons Theme)” by Jeff Barry (Sony/ATV)

Audi: “Starman” by David Bowie (BMG and Sony/ATV)

Beats by Dre: “Fly Shit Only” by Future and John McGhee (UMPG)

Carl’s Jr.: “Don’t Speak (I Came to Make a Bang),” co-written by Jesse Hughes (Imagem via UMPG) and Josh Homme (Kobalt) of Eagles of Death Metal

Esurance: “Jam Man” by Chet Atkins (Sony/ATV)

Go Pro: “Blitzkrieg Bop” by The Ramones (BMG and Warner/Chappell)

Grammys: “Uptown Funk!” by Jeff Bhasker (Sony/ATV on the song, now at UMPG), Mark Ronson (Imagem), Bruno Mars (Mars Music-BMG Chrysalis-Warner/Chappell), Philip Lawrence (UMPG), Devon Gallaspy (Sony/ATV), Trinidad James (Trinlanta-TIG7) and The Gap Band (Minder)

Grammys: “Hello” by Adele (UMPG) and Greg Kurstin (Sony/ATV)

Grammys: “What Do You Mean” by Justin Bieber (UMPG) with Jason Poo Bear Boyd (Poo Bear Music) and Mason Levy (APG)

Hawaii Five-O: “Adventure of a Lifetime” by Coldplay (UMPG)

Honda: “Somebody to Love” by Freddie Mercury of Queen (Sony/ATV)

Hyundai: “Whatta Man” by Salt N Pepa (Warner/Chappell) with catalog sample by Dave Crawford (UMPG)

Hyundai: “Another One Bites the Dust” by John Deacon of Queen (Sony/ATV)

Hyundai: “When I Was a Boy” by Jeff Lynne of ELO (Sony/ATV)

Jeep: “4x4” by Morgan Dorr and Nathan Monteith (Sony/ATV)

Kay Jewelers: “Adagio in D Minor” by John Murphy (Sony/ATV)

Levi’s: “You Rascal You” by Sam Theard (Sony/ATV)

Marmot: “Friends” by Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords, (BMG/UMPG via HBO)

Michelob Ultra: “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine)” by James Brown (Warner/Chappell)

NFL: “Adventure of a Lifetime” by Coldplay (UMPG)

NFL: “Kiss From a Rose” by Seal (BMG)

Paypal: “Confident” by Demi Lovato (UMPG), Savan Kotecha (Sony/ATV), Max Martin (Kobalt) and Ilya Salmanzadeh (Warner/Chappell)

Pepsi: “Express Yourself” by Madonna (Warner/Chappell) and Stephen Bray (UMPG)

Pepsi: “Do You Love Me” by Berry Gordy, Jr. (Sony/ATV)

Persil: “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan (Warner/Chappell) with catalog sample by Slick Rick (UMPG)

Pizza Hut: “My House” by Flo Rida (Sony/ATV), Ross Golan (Warner/Chappell), Johan Carlsson (Warner/Chappell), Marco Borrero and Roy Hammond (Johnson-Hammond)

Quicken Loans: “Atlas” by Tyondai Braxton, David Konopka, John Stanier and Ian Williams of Battles (BMG)

Skittles: “Dream On” by Steven Tyler of Aerosmith (BMG)

Survivor: “Get Up” co-written by Ian Scott and Mark Jackson (UMPG)

 T-Mobile: “Hotline Bling” co-written by Drake, Paul Jeffries and Timmy Thomas (Sony/ATV)

Taco Bell: “Welcome to the Jungle” by Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses (UMPG)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: “No Sleep ‘Till Brooklyn” by The Beastie Boys and Rick Rubin (UMPG)

X-Men Apocalypse: “Don’t Panic” written by Coldplay (UMPG)

 

 

 

 

 

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