How was it an “ad” though? Kyo posts pictures of his adidas clothes everyday and wore them visibly in a few promo pics too. VK bandmen wear known brands, big news
I feel like the merch these bands are selling reflects their musical output very well:
Dir en grey: Trash bins and plastic cars
sukekiyo: Plates, purses and other accesoires
PuchiBura: D R I P
The worst Kyo band having the best merch is genius, and I hate it.
Apparently they’ll be ¥14,080 which is an okayish price for PB.
Big news: It’s an advert because it’s advertising another brand.
Technically anyone who wears brand merch is a walking billboard for that brand. Like if someone goes out in a Metallica T-shirt, they’re advertising that band and proliferating the logo and message superliminally, whether they’re aware of it or not.
So yeah, when Kyo wears Adidas hoodies or whatever, he’s 100% endorsing that brand and advertising for them (for free or not, I don’t know, nor do I care). It’s not illegal to take a photo of yourself wearing branded clothes, but it does become problematic legally when you’re selling that same photo (hence why branded T-shirts are often blurred out on TV).
The key difference here is the album cover is an item that’s being sold and heavily features Nike’s name, logo, and brand slogan literally all over it. The product itself is front and centre. There’s no way anyone can look at this album and not see Nike. The band would at least have to have permission and exchange money with Nike for the use of their copyright. It’s possible that Nike takes a cut from every album sold. Someone, somewhere is making money, and it’s not for artistic purposes, it’s for the product branding.
And regardless of the ‘hanging up one’s shoes’ analogy, and while I don’t doubt these are Satochi’s shoes, ultimately they’re just a pair of Nike sneakers. A product created by a market superpower who makes money off their branding.
While I don’t care to own MUCC’s Greatest Hits collection, I do wonder if Nike sponsorship is mentioned in the liner notes.
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It’s an advert because it’s advertising another brand.
That’s pretty much not the general definition of what is perceived as as “advert”. And it doesn’t mention any sponsorship of Nike, because -big surprise- it wasn’t one.
But we’re going off topic here.
【Petit Brabancon 京 × yukihiro】 Special Interview
Interview with Kyo:
Interview with Takamatsu Hirofumi:
- “Come to a screaming halt” was originally written by yukihiro for acid android.
- Takamatsu has written two songs that weren’t included on “Fetish”.
Interview with Miya:
Interview with antz:
Interview with yukihiro:
august is ruined
August is now kein’s month.
Wow that really sucks
Maverick didn’t even bother to send an update via email if you pre-ordered lol
Packaging delays, huh? I guess that’s not too surprising.
The dogs keep chewing through the plastic
Just a petit delay, I’m okay with that.