Music: Game Changer in Advertising? Analysis of the Role of Music In Branding Activities


This paper serves as proof that music -and the type of music- that accompanies video forms of advertisement has an effect on people’s perception of a product and brand. 

Firstly, a theoretical framework is derived from both classical and progressivist existing studies on the topic of music and advertising. This framework includes the aim and main principles of music branding, the music factors affecting attitude towards a brand, the effects of music in brand perception and music processing methods. 

Secondly, the results of an original experiment comprising more than 600 participants are analysed to contrast four hypothesis. The experiment consisted on a random assignment in which people watched the exact same video and answered the exact same questions but were assigned randomly one of three sound options for the video.

Finally, the conclusions from both studies are gathered and contrasted with real implications for brands.

Author 1: 
Javier Feliz Huerta
Degree Author 1: 
International Business Economics
Author 2: 
Marc Parellada Esclasans
Degree Author 2: 
International Business Economics
Author 3: 
Joel Fàbregues Barceló
Degree Author 3: 
International Business Economics
Course tutor: 
Walter Alfredo García Fontes
External Tutor 1: 
Carla Romagosa Manrique