commercial breaks and beats
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Review of "commercial breaks and beats"
How many times do you watch an advert on TV and think 'I love that tune, I wonder who it's by?'.
Well I think I may have the answer.
The site relies on the advertising revenue and user donations to support a very professional looking site, that would put many a music store site to shame.
I have found many of those nagging questions with friends and family with this site, and have also discovered new artists and indeed a whole new genre of music.
The homepage gives general information regarding the site, latest news, and a monthly feature.
There are a number of' Search Tools'. Where you can search by artist, company, song title, and search by year.Next is a' More Info' section. There you can view older news and feature items.
Also you will find a ' Further Reading' This useful section gives links to a number of websites for further information, and a list of books available on the subject.Further down on the main page is the top five items searched.
There is some advertising on this site, but there are no popups, banners or ghost pages.
The link to the message board is at the bottom left corner, and once clicked the message main page comes up, but you cannot click back to the main page, so search the main site first.The Search
Once you have decided how you want to search you will find that once selected, the database gives you every option. For example select Artist, you get all artists listed alphabetically.
The best way to seach is by using the 'Quick Search' box, top right corner. Enter your item, then hit return. This narrows it down straight away.
You will then see the Company Ad , the Artist, the Album and date. Not the track, which is a pity.
The main database is fairly good up to about 2004, as the editor admits, lack of funds and work commitments slowed the update of the site. But there are over 100 entries for 2005.
But this is where the message board comes into play.
The Message Board
Is set up like most bulletin boards. To get the most out of it you need to register. It is an easy operation involving agreeing to the site policy and selecting a user name and password.
Once registered you can submit and reply to messages or if you don't fancy that, you can just read only the messages on the board.
I have found the message board very useful. There are some real musical masterminds there.
The headings are simular to the main site, Memberlist,Usergroups,Register,Profile,Search and Login.
This is very helpful and friendly board (just like Ciao) and no question is to silly or difficult.
Just one little Gem you wont find there, as I have just found it myself, is the Sprite Ad's are back,the one with the little monster. The music:-
Label----------Warp Records WAP151
Product Information : commercial breaks and beats
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Listed on Ciao since: 19/04/2006