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truth/data backing up my intuition on gender marketing & music?

I'm about to ask a—perhaps sexist—question about the possible differences in how men and women—broadly speaking—identify with songs in marketing. But first, some set-up. As a branding exercise, I've been working on tackling a fictitious start-up consisting of two fashion retailer brands. One's a men's brand, and one's a women's brand, both part of the same fictitious umbrella corporation. When fleshing out the details of any brand, I like to immerse myself in the environment of that brand as much as possible, approaching it almost like a method actor approaches a role. Part of this process for me is usually creating a playlist of music I identify as feeling right for that brand. Songs I can imagine playing in the store itself. I noticed my thought process behind selecting tracks for the menswear and womenswear brands were entirely different, and I'm wondering if there's any underlying truth or data to support my intuitions. [more inside]
posted by ferdinandcc on Aug 2, 2013 - 16 answers

name that song

What is this music? It was a piece by a woman composer; I think she had won some sort of important contemporary classical music award or was otherwise highly acclaimed, but the piece had a very postmodern/rockish sensibility. The beginning is a repetitive, kind of Olympo-fascist horn line and I think it resolves into something messier partway through the song. It's very catchy despite being kind of cacophonous. There was a music video for it that somehow involved, I think, horses or pegasi, an MS Paint aesthetic, and things with bright red eyes. [more inside]
posted by threeants on May 27, 2013 - 9 answers

Ethereal yet poppy electronic music?

Looking for more ethereal electronic (is that even what the kids call it these days?) music with a certain feeling to it - sort of happy, sort of sad, slightly otherworldly, all blending to create a dreamy, transcendant feeling. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Apr 25, 2013 - 52 answers

A Mystery Band of Double PJ Harveys

Help my identify a band I heard earlier this year! Two Scottish girls that sound like two PJ Harveys... [more inside]
posted by indiebass on Jul 13, 2012 - 13 answers

Indie pop female vocalists

I'm really liking female indie-pop vocalists right now (Kimba, Florence Welch, Adele, Marina + the Diamonds). Who else should I listen to? Sorry, I hate Kate Bush.
posted by flibbertigibbet on May 26, 2012 - 69 answers

Female stage presence at the piano

Help me find video clips of female jazz pianists with stage presence! I'm looking for moments where the camera captures the stage presence of jazz ladies at the piano, their entrance, how they carry themselves, their hands on the keys, their interaction with their band-members, their final bow, everything. Thank you. [more inside]
posted by ruelle on Dec 25, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me identify this song... Pet Sounds + Joni Mitchell = ?

Help me find a song! It was on Sirius radio on July 23, between 10am and 3pm mountain time. It was a female singer singing over what sounded like a very Pet Sounds-like arrangement. She sounded like Joni Mitchell to me. (Maybe it was Joni Mitchell!) The song also sounded very familiar. I thought it was Both Siders, Now, but I listened to that song again and that's just guitar. This song sounded just a little more upbeat, more poppy, but equally as beautiful. Any ideas?
posted by ageispolis on Jul 26, 2011 - 6 answers

There are more than three chords!?!

Looking for songs that are not too difficult to play and feature a guitar, bass and female vocalist. [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on Dec 9, 2010 - 22 answers

Name that '90s female one-hit-wonder song

I'm thinking of a song...from the '90s by a female pop artist who probably would be considered a one-hit-wonder. But I can't quite place it. [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Nov 7, 2010 - 36 answers

I have a thing for the French ladies...

One of my favorite classical pieces is Couperin's 'Leçons de Ténèbres', as featured here. It's basically a French female duet from the late baroque period. Any suggestions on more pieces in this vein, ideally from roughly the same time period?
posted by markkraft on Apr 10, 2010 - 10 answers

acoustic french ladies

lady songs by ladies.... en francais? [more inside]
posted by raw sugar on Mar 5, 2010 - 24 answers

Lady songs by ladies

What other songs and artists fit my overly-specific criteria? Briefly: female vocalist; sweet, soothing voice; singing quietly and backed by lush acoustic instrumentation. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Mar 4, 2010 - 77 answers

(Japanese?) female cover of Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now"?

This is going to be a bit of a longshot, but when I was in Japan a few months ago, I heard a cover of Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" sung presumably by a Japanese female, and I've been trying to find it ever since. [more inside]
posted by wander on Mar 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Any recommendations for recordings of traditional Mexican ballads by female singers?

Any recommendations for recordings of traditional Mexican ballads by female singers? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Jan 26, 2009 - 6 answers

Chick Mix

I love me some girly music. Recommend me your favorite unabashedly girly musicians. More detailed description inside. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Jul 18, 2008 - 112 answers

Name this tune

A few years ago I saw a music video with a female singer whose face had been blue screened into a animated scifi setting. The video was very cool despite its somewhat "Clutch Cargo" (or Johnny Chimpo if you prefer) vibe. Anybody have any idea what song it is?
posted by tcobretti on Jun 4, 2008 - 5 answers

The dance of Heaven's ghosts

I have a strange affection for the syrupy, slightly outdated, epic-sounding vocal pop of female singers like Eleni Vitali (Greece), Selda Bagcan (Turkey), Lata Mangeshkar (India), and the like. Who else would you recommend in this line? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Feb 11, 2007 - 7 answers

UK teenage rapper

There was a single released in mid 2004 by a young white pop-act rapper, who we were told was going to be the next new female eminem. She may have sung about being a serial killer, but that didn't suit here, more like MC Britney S, then she disappeared without trace. Who was she?
posted by ugrndhg on Apr 20, 2005 - 13 answers

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