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Best Movie Soundtracks Of All Time

It is no secret how important music within in film is for setting a mood and scene. Some scenes have been made iconic purely because of the music played throughout – Breakfast Club anyone? We have compiled a list of the best movie soundtracks of all time.

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Part of Disney’s Marvel superhero series, Guardians of the Galaxy hit out screens in 2014. This cheeky cosmic adventure features comedy genius Chris Pratt. This soundtrack shot straight to the charts with a 70s soul playlist. Features greats such as Marvin Gaye’s Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Redbone’s Come & Get Your Love and finally Rupert Holmes – Escape (The Pina Colada Song). A movie set in space with a soundtrack like this – you wouldn’t think it would work but it really, really does.

Trainspotting

A dark film adaption of the bestselling novel by Irvine Welsh. Based in Scotland, Trainspotting tells the story of a group of friends living life with a heroine addict. Directed by Danny Boyle this movie soundtrack exemplifies 90’s wasteful cool in the most perfect way. Made famous with the Iggy Pop Song Lust for Life and Sleeper’s Atomic. Choose life, choose the Trainspotting soundtrack for 90s nostalgia.

Pulp Fiction

This quintessential 90’s crime film where a 70’s disco icon dances the twist in a 50’s themed burger join. With 60’s surf-rock and 70’s soul and disco this soundtrack cements this film as one of the best from the 90’s generation.

Bend It Like Beckham

Football film with a twist. Set in the early noughties in west London, Jesminder is a young girl who has dreams of following in the footsteps of her Idol, Man United superstar David Beckham. However her parents forbid her to play football as its for ‘boys’ and instead raise her to be a traditional Indian housewife. The film unfolds with Jess joining the Hounslow Harriers ladies team, meeting new friends and living her dream against her parents wishes. The soundtrack highlights the best of British with tracks from Texas and Blondie as well as some of the best Punjabi hits.

Tarzan

The classic story of a lost boys adopted by the creatures of the Jungle, Disney’s take on Tarzan in 1999was supported by an immense soundtrack written by Phil Collins. The soundtrack peaked at Billboard number 5 – putting Phil Collins back in the public eye. As well as songs such as You’ll Be In My Heart and Strangers Like Me, Phil Collins also wrote a more Disney-eque song like Trashin’ The Camp. It has been one of Disney’s best selling movie soundtracks.

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How Is The Music Industry Using STDM ADaM Data?

You might be thinking…..

Mind.Is.Blown.

What on earth is STDM ADaM?! Well Lets first break it down before we get into telling you why major record companies are finding these datasets extremely valuable. STDM stands for Study Data Tabulation Model. This system creates and maps data which has been collected from raw sources. ADaM on the other hand stands for Analysis Data Model which helps generate figures, listings and tables from data. This ensures that data is readily available to be analysed by whoever needs it. The main benefit of this system is its levels of traceability and therefore truthfulness. The two models go hand in hand together nicely as a way to store and understand collected data. Here is how big record companies in the music industry are using it to improve and grow their business.

Importance Of Market Research

Market research is the key to understanding what your target consumer wants to purchase and what they will want to consume in the future. By carrying out market research you can gather data that will be invaluable to your company for a very long time. For example you can do some field research on a newly released album to find out what consumers liked and didn’t like about the sound. You can ask consumers various questions from fashion & styling, to relevancy of the sound and lyrics and even how likeable the musician is. Record companies will go at lengths to ensure they make a profit, and a large one at that, on an album so it has been known that a musician will receive coaching on their ‘likeability’.

Collecting market research and storing it for future reference is a great way to forecast what consumers will be listening to in the future. Take Grime music as an example – industry giants were able to forecast the popularity and growth of this genre by signing new names and using marketing to promote them. Grime emerged from London in the early 2000s drawing influence from hip hop, rap and dance. Artists from this genre of music faced a lot of discrimination in many venues across the UK as unfortunately this genre was linked with violence and crime. Since then MPs have worked hard to abolish this discriminations and thankfully with the rise of artists such as Skepta and Stormzy discrimination has lowered and record sales have risen dramatically.

Future Marketing Strategies

Market research is all about collecting relevant data and STDM ADaM is about translating that data so it can be easily analysed. Now producers, marketers, record company executives and even the musicians themselves can come up with a marketing strategy which will increase the popularity and awareness of the artist which will then lead to better sales of the record and a potential future opportunities for the musician.

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