Steve’s Media Blog

More Free Music and Dr. Pepper Fallout

Posted on: November 28, 2008

Okay I admit that Oprah’s Christmas music this morning was a bit of a let down.  Good news though that I forgot about another source I found this week: K’Naan is offering a free download of his song “Somalia” from his upcoming album “Troubadour”.  Check out his website to get it.  You can also go to his myspace page to hear the first single “ABC”.  K’Naan comes out with some good stuff, so definitely check him out if you haven’t already.

Before I get to the latest GNR scandal, I just wanted to thank AlphaInventions.com Networking for some site traffic yesterday.  The site was created by Cheru Jackson, and gathers the latest blog posts and shows them to you in real time.  The site layout could use a little polish but the concept is neat and it works.

Moving along.  Guns N Roses is in the news about Chinese Democracy again – but this time they’re threatening legal action against Dr. Pepper.  As you know, Dr. Pepper promised a free can of soda to every American (no Canadians – damn!) if Chinese Democracy was actually released in 2008 – which it was.  The Dr. Pepper website wasn’t quite equipped to handle the bombardment of Americans clamouring to get their free soda, and quite a few people were disappointed.

According to Axl Rose, the fumbling of this publicity stunt “ruined” the release of Chinese Democracy.  The band is seeking a public apology from the company through newspaper ads, and additional time for Americans to claim what is rightfully theirs – a free can of Dr. Pepper (oh, and apparently, monetary damages).

Right now I’m picturing Dr. Pepper running a publicity campaign where they “feign” an apology in local newspapers and create more buzz around their product.  I’ve heard conspiracy theories surrounding a GNR/Dr. Pepper

Advertisements

2 Responses to "More Free Music and Dr. Pepper Fallout"

[…] unknown wrote an interesting post today onMore Free Music and Dr. Pepper Fallout « Steveâ??s Media BlogHere’s a quick excerptOkay I admit that Oprah’s Christmas music this morning was a bit of a let down. Good news though that I forgot about another source I found this week: K’Naan is offering a free download of his song “Somalia” from his upcoming album … […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: