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You probably didn't get a ticket, but Volkswagen is giving you another chance to get into one of the eight Kraftwerk shows at MoMA!

Over eight consecutive nights from April 10 to 17, MoMA presents a chronological exploration of the sonic and visual experiments of Kraftwerk. Each evening consists of a live performance and 3-D visualization of one of their studio albums. Volkswagen has reserved 50 pairs of tickets to each night's Kraftwerk performance at MoMA, and 500 pairs of tickets to attend a temporary Kraftwerk exhibition at MoMA PS1 from April 12 to May 14*. Fans who enter are eligible for both events. Posting an animated GIF counts as an additional entry to the Kraftwerk performances at MoMA.
Contest ends TONIGHT, so act quick. Details at vwgifaway.com.

by Ryan Barkan

Tracy Morgan & Stevie Wonder (picture via Hipster Runoff)
Stevie Wonder and Tracy Morgan

Super Bowl XLIV (44) took place Sunday night in Florida between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints. The Saints semi-upset the Colts to win the big game for the first time in the franchise's history. This post is a special edition of the long lost "Week In Music Licensing" post and as such, that's the last you will hear about the game. Grizzly Bear, Arcade Fire, many videos and more below...

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WilcoAs reported on Sunday, Wilco songs are playing in the new Volkswagen commercials. Wilco sent out this message:

As many of you are aware, Volkswagen has recently begun running a series of TV commercials featuring Wilco music.

Why? This is a subject we've discussed internally many times over the years regarding movies, TV shows and even the odd advertisement. With the commercial radio airplay route getting more difficult for many bands (including Wilco); we see this as another way to get the music out there. As with most of the above (with the debatable exception of radio) the band gets paid for this. And we feel okay about VWs. Several of us even drive them.

If you're keeping track, this is not the first time Wilco has licensed a song to or even been involved in a commercial -- most recently a TV spot for Telefonica Mobile in Spain used a Wilco song and some years prior Jeff Tweedy appeared in a campaign for Apple Computer. Wilco have licensed hundreds of songs to television shows and films worldwide... from festival-only indie films to major motion pictures and weekly TV shows.

Thus far the songs in the VW campaign are "The Thanks I Get" (a bonus track from Sky Blue Sky sessions, available for download via the Enhanced CD and via iTunes) and "You are my Face". We expect to have more details re: other songs shortly. The current plan (subject to change, like everything) is for 5 or 6 songs to be used.

That's it. Don't believe everything you read unless you read it here.

Commercial below...

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