For years, AdJam, ThinkLA's Annual Battle of the Agency Bands, has unleashed the raw, savage – if unheralded – musical talent upon an unsuspecting planet. The top agency bands compete, and the winner receives the coveted AdJam Axe, plus bragging rights in the industry for the whole year.
This year's AdJam is at The Novo DTLA, and we are ready for the battle. We've profiled each of the bands to help decide whom you should root for come decision day. Check out what we asked BLANK CANVAS (Canvas WW), and make sure you're registered for AdJam on Sept. 22. #ThinkAdJam
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Why do think so many ad people seem to be musicians? Ad people from agencies are more creative, less stuffy and more fun than corporate America people. Fact.
What’s the hardest kind of ad-musician to find? Anyone who plays a brass instrument.
Who in your band is your “secret weapon”? Tough call but could be a tie between Ian (Saxophone) and Jordan (guitar soloist).
Is there a genre or band that is your agency’s soundtrack? Genres vary but would describe them as feel good anthems.
Is there a battle for the music played in your office? What kind of music wins? No. But wish I had more country fans…nothing beats a steel guitar, fiddle and six string.
What famous musician would have made a good advertising pro? Beyoncé takes the cake but Drake might be a close second.
What is the most compelling use of music you’ve heard in a spot? Drake T-Mobile. Or this Sony classic from a few years back.
Which is easier for you, pitching or performing on stage? Neither are easy but they both challenge us to be better in front of a “crowd”.