Corporate anthems
May 17, 2005 8:26 AM   Subscribe

Corporate anthems as a musical genre and a marketing tool. There are lots to listen to here, including the Open Source Song.
posted by joaovc (12 comments total)
Oh no, please no. Not the free software song! Please don't listen to it, people. It only makes the whole free software movement look worse.
posted by zsazsa at 8:43 AM on May 17, 2005

Those links scare me. *walks on by*
posted by peacay at 8:49 AM on May 17, 2005

Squirm Factor 9!
posted by CynicalKnight at 9:12 AM on May 17, 2005

Eh. I don't find them any more embarrassing than national anthems. Or any less embarrassing.
posted by Decani at 9:33 AM on May 17, 2005

Which hurts more, Stallman's version or "Fenster's"?
posted by blahblahblah at 9:39 AM on May 17, 2005

See also.
posted by Kwantsar at 9:47 AM on May 17, 2005

It's a trap!

Talking about Corporation X's {horrible|wonderful|mediocre} anthem generates brand recognition. The composition of the anthem is irrelevant.

This is insidious spam because it dupes us not only into devoting our attention to it, but also into sharing it with others.
posted by elderling at 10:27 AM on May 17, 2005

So, like, your school didn't have a school song: "In 1650 the school began / With 12 boys on the roll / They bent their wills / to the grim book drill / For the good of body and soul" ... no?
posted by scruss at 10:53 AM on May 17, 2005

sing along, everyone:
I'm just a (DirecTV) bill, yes I'm only a (DirecTV) bill,
but without the regulatory fees and taxes of cable, I'm lower than your optimum TV bill...
posted by ericbop at 10:58 AM on May 17, 2005

There was an article in this month's Business 2.0 about corporate jingles. You need an account to read the whole thing, but BugMeNot should help with that.
posted by McGuillicuddy at 2:18 PM on May 17, 2005

What about Devo's Corporate Anthem?
posted by schyler523 at 3:40 PM on May 17, 2005

We built this Starbucks!

("Remember that shitty song, from that shitty band...")
posted by NickDouglas at 4:58 PM on May 18, 2005

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