Felicia Day just posted this amazingly egregious bit of product placement, which, apparently, is pretty commonplace these days.
This could easily be applied to classical music with just a bit of media synergy. Imagine a couple finishing a candle lit dinner, staring into each other’s eyes:
“Thanks for the dinner. The chicken was delicious.”
“It’s the least I could do after you saved my family’s fortune. You’ve become so much more to me than just another corporate lawyer.”
“Well. It’s all I can do. I didn’t want to see another mom and pop surgery facility put out of business by the big medical corporations. And you’re much more to me than just another beautiful brain surgeon. Say… what’s this music playing?”
“It’s Hilary Hahn’s new recording of the Higdon and Tchaikovsky concertos with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Jennifer Higdon won the Pulitzer Prize for this piece. It’s available on iTunes and Amazon.”
“It’s so… intense. Passionate. I didn’t think classical music could make me feel like this.”
“The San Francisco Chronicle called the concerto a knockout.”
“That makes two knockouts in the room…”
Music swells. Close up on suggestive looks. Fade to black…
Hmm. This could work. I’ll just contact my local TV soap and see if they can work in some plot point where two young lovers decide to go to a concert of Brian M Rosen’s new music for their first date on the premise that they’re both studying Emily Dickenson in their literature class. I’m sure I’d see a huge spike in women over the age of 50 with less than a high school education interested in my music. And I am a little weak in that demographic.