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Help Aeroflot get a new corporate jingle

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Aeroflot, the state-controlled Russian airline, has put a call out for a new corporate jingle and is willing to pay the right musician 6 million rubles —$160,000 — for just the right catchy tune.

Details of the project were posted on the government’s official procurement website, the Moscow Times reports, and call for a short song that contains the word “Aeroflot” and phrases that sing the praises of the Aeroflot brand.

The winning jingle must also be catchy, encourage people to fly Aeroflot, be devoid of profanity and not reference any non-Aeroflot products and services.

Interested? Aeroflot sent a link to the site where project is posted – but you’ll have to search to search through the Aerflot listing – and you’ll notice right away that the site is only in Russian.

The deadline for applications is Sept. 24, 2014, with a contract winner to be announced on Oct. 9 and the completed jingle due Dec. 15.

“Many airlines use music as part of their branding and this isn’t the first time Aeroflot is creating a Western-style jingle,” said Cameron Fleming, a New York-based advertising copywriter and associate creative director who describes — and shares audio — from two 1960s-era Aeroflot songs on his blog, Fly the Branded Skies.

“They had some serous talent working on those songs,” said Fleming. “The composers were award-winning at the time and one of the singers was Eduard Khil, who later became the viral Internet sensation, Mr. Trololo.”

Aeroflot has five other airline-themed songs posted on its website and Russian airline Transaero has a jaunty downloadable theme song on its site.

(My story about Aeroflot seeking a new jingle first appeared on USA TODAY)

The Beatles at McCarran Int’l Airport in Las Vegas

Beatles fans are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the U.S. concert tour the Fab Four kicked off in San Francisco on August 19, 1964.

Beatles in Las Vegas

The Beatles arrived in Las Vegas early on the morning of August 20, 1964 and performed two 30-minute concerts at the Las Vegas Convention Center later that evening.

To mark the 50th anniversary of that day, on Thursday cast members from the The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil gave a special live performance at McCarran International Airport.

Kid Band Week at Austin Bergstrom Int’l Airport

In Austin – the Live Music Capital of the World – you can’t spit without hitting a Grammy winner.

And you can hear great music just about everywhere you go. Including at the airport.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport offers 23 live music events each week, but next week that number spikes to 28 thanks to the addition of five special performances taking placing during the 8th Annual Kid Band Week.

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Credit: Sandy L. Stevens, Austin-Bergstrom Peterson Brothers Band performing during 2013’s Kid Band Week at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

 

From MondayFriday, July 21-25, Austin-area musicians, all ranging in age from 12 to 17, will be performing from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at Asleep at the Wheel Stage, located across from Gate 10.

Here’s the line-up:

Monday, July 21 – Annie & Kate (Classic Tunes; ages 14)
Tuesday, July 22 – Grace London (Singer Songwriter; age 15)
Wednesday, July 23 – Charlie Belle (Pop ‘til you drop; ages 13-16)
Thursday, July 24 – Peterson Brothers (Deep Blues; ages 15-17)
Friday, July 25 – Tiarra Girls (all sister girl band; ages 12-16)

This aren’t “kiddie” bands – they’re real bands made up of great musicians who just happen to be kids.

 

Party for Air New Zealand’s new 787-9

Air New Zealand and Boeing had a party Tuesday night at the Future of Flight in Everett, WA in advance of the official physical delivery of the first 787-9 Dreamliner, painted with a striking black livery, scheduled on Wednesday morning July 9.

Here are a few snaps from Tuesday evening’s event, which was attended by special guests and perhaps 1000 of the Boeing employees who worked on the airplane.

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After speeches and gift-giving, curtains opened to reveal black T-shirt clad Boeing employees and – behind the smoke – the new airplane.

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Here’s a closer look at the tail end of the new plane:

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And, for country music fans, here’s a photo of the evening’s surprise entertainment: The Band Perry.

BAND PERRY

More photos tomorrow – when I get to go inside the plane.

Sub Pop music store opens at Sea-Tac Airport

SubPOP Mega Mart ad courtesy EMP

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s “Experience the City of Music” program includes live performances, overhead music and announcements by Northwest artists, videos, a web radio player and music–themed art exhibits.

Now there’s even more music: the first retail store for Sub Pop Records – the Seattle record label founded in 1988 that helped promote Nirvana and grunge music – has opened at Sea-Tac Airport.

The shop is located in the Central Terminal and features vinyl albums, CDs, sweatshirts, t-shirts, books, hats, art and more.

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