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Nominated to Space Shower TV Music Video Award, Japanese artist SOUR’s innovative music video must have caught the eye of Pepsi. They “borrowed” the idea, but the result isn’t as great as the original. Take a look and judge for yourself.

SOUR ‘日々の音色 (Hibi no neiro)’

Pepsi Refresh commercial

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Nothing brightens up one’s day like the Muppets. MAMA!!! Dada??

I know most pop music nowadays all sounds alike and unoriginal, but Peter Bull (better known as Norwegian Recycling) has an uncanny ability to mash up these pop songs into a masterful composition. Experience one of his many sonic creations below. From his first compilation album, ‘So Far’, is the video ‘How Six Songs Collide’.

Produced by Judd Apatow of Superbad and Forgetting Sarah Marshall comes this little gem where John Mayer takes YOU behind the scenes of his song-writing process.

Best line: “If I can’t get the girl, why don’t I just tell her I’m John Mayer?”

Vodpod videos no longer available. from www.funnyordie.com posted with vodpod

It was only a matter of time before someone out there would form their own rock band using PocketGuitar and iAno apps on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Consisting of three guys and their Nintendo DS and two iPhones (each running iAno and PocketGuitar respectively) formed their own band and called themselves iBand. Below you will see a video of them jamming away. One of the band members, a reader of Gizmodo released the following statement:

Since Electroplankton on the Nintendo DS we constantly think about implementing those sounds, and since the iPhone we like to play with PocketGuitar (played in the clip by Roland Dell’mour.) Now that iAno came out (played by Marina Dell’mour) we just had to try this out! As you said in your article: there has to be an iPhone band! It’s the next step. And as we’re devoted Giz readers we thought we’d give it a shot and sat down to improvise a little and pressed record on that digital camera.

Unfortunately we only have two iPhones, so we dug out that dusty Nintendo DS. But we want to take it further. There are some guys with iPod touches in our neighbourhood, so we’ll gather them and add a drumset with the BeatPhone app and a guitar and lose the DS. So you can expect another song in the next weeks.

And here’s the iBand in action.

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A new ad from DDB advertising agency in Sydney, Australia and the New South Wales Police Force highlights the dangers of crossing the road with music blasting in your ear. The ad cast as new light on the iPod as its headphone cable draws the place in which a body lies dead.

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The incidents are allegedly beginning to reach epidemic proportions in Australia, and the NSW Police feel compelled to deal with it rather than placing responsibility on those who have mastered stupidity.

No real statistics to speak of, simply sensationalism in ‘death by iPod’ ads that use fear to raise awareness.

Gizmodo

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From the makers of Guitar Hero comes Phase, a simpler version of the peripheral-based game for the iPod, minus the tricked out guitars of course. What it lacks in originality, the game makes back in spades thanks to its ability to use your own songs. Simply create a playlist in iTunes, and it will automatically create note charts for the game. The gameplay is as tight as can be on the iPod, with clean, smooth graphics and a great difficulty curve. This is not one to miss for music game fans on the go.

Phase

When they are not answering your tech support questions most Indian people spend their free time choreographing large multi-person dances and filming really cool music videos. Thanks Em.

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Continuing with the success and creativity of Sony’s Bravia series of commercials, is this quality spot for the new range of Walkman products by Sony. From the minds of Sam Akesson and Tomas Mankovsky is the ad entitled “Music Pieces” with the tagline “music. like no other.”

Takes 128 musicians and give them all only one note to play, and what you get is one complete piece of original music composed by Peter Raeburn.

Along with the advert is a behind-the-scenes film that shows a rather organized and patient “orchestra” waiting their turn to practice.

Sony is also trying to bring this to life with an online project getting people to play just one part of the track, then mixing them together to create ‘complete’ versions performed by four artists in different places.

Check out the ad and making of videos after the jump.

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With their World Tour in a few weeks, The Spice Girls are kicking their promotions off with a new 2007 Christmas commercial for Tesco Stores. Followed by having the latest CDs to be sold at Victoria’s Secrets and then a spot for Marc Jacobs. It seems girl power still has some maketing muscle!