Sterling Ambivalence (sterlingnorth) wrote,
Sterling Ambivalence

The Weekender: That NCAA Theme...

If I were to guess what subgroup of music creation was the largest, I'd guess commercial music. Commercial music is not music produced with the intent to be sold on CDs or performed by band in concert venues while on tour, but those specifically created for stuff like ad music (as opposed to artistic music whose rights were bought to be used in things like commercials). Jingles and things created for stuff like news and sports programming or as mood music for programs or whatever. Strangely enough, I find this class of music more interesting than the class of actual music stuff. Maybe it is because I don't know who is behind this music... you don't usually see musical credit for works like these.

I only thought about this recently, because I noticed CBS 'updated' their iconic NCAA basketball tourney theme...There's an equal chance that they got the same group who composed the original theme in the 90s to do the update as there is that they got another group to do it, but with the stipulation that they keep the signature the same.
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