Return of the Hustle

The Art of Marketing with Music

  • Authors
  • Eric Sheinkop

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Eric Sheinkop
    Pages 1-4
  3. Eric Sheinkop
    Pages 5-29
  4. Eric Sheinkop
    Pages 30-96
  5. Eric Sheinkop
    Pages 97-135
  6. Eric Sheinkop
    Pages 136-176
  7. Eric Sheinkop
    Pages 177-204
  8. Eric Sheinkop
    Pages 205-218
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 219-238

About this book


Has a commercial ever brought you to tears? Has a movie ever inspired you so much you change your way of life? Has the series finale of a television show ever broken your heart? Has a video game ever altered your perception of reality?

If you're like most consumers, you answered 'yes' to at least one of those questions. Whether you remember it or not, the music of that ad, film, show or game probably played a big role in influencing your emotional response during that experience. In fact, music is included in media specifically for the purpose of connecting with audiences on a deeper level that visuals alone cannot access.

A strong music strategy is fundamental to the success of television, film, brands and video games. Because of higher expectations for audiovisual content, it will take more than clever animation or a celebrity cameo to connect with consumers in an authentic, organic way. By providing audiences with a genuine music experience, whether with an exclusive song through an artist partnership or by featuring new music from an emerging band, you can build a bond that extends far beyond product experience.

Music touches us emotionally in a way that words seldom do. We feel it – we remember it.

In Return of The Hustle, a leading music and marketing industry insider discusses the diverse audio touchpoints for four key industries and shows how marketers, storytellers, and advertisers can use music to effectively guide audiences along the customer journey from passive consumers to brand advocates. Return of The Hustle provides readers with a blueprint for music strategy that professionals at any level in any industry can use to attract consumers, immerse them into the content, and extend relationships between them and the brand long after the commercial ends or the credits roll.

With detailed case studies, exhaustive interviews, and thorough research, Return of the Hustle gives readers the playbook to use the marketing power of music to drive business results.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-84508-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-58202-7
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Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Finance, Business & Banking
Consumer Packaged Goods