How to Find Title and Artist Information of a Song You Hear on TV

Finding a song that you heard in a commercial can be tedious and long, but it pays off if you really like the song. Actually, it can be really easy, just read the last step of the following if you want to save 3 hours :)

Steps

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    Go to the companies website from the commercial where you heard the song and either search for it on the website or contact them by e-mail and ask about the song title and artist.
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    Google some of the lyrics in quotes. For example entering the phrase "I can't get no satisfaction"+"Lyrics" into Google will usually take you to a lyric site with the song your interested in.
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    Sometimes the song in a commercial can be represented as that commercials name if it's a national business. So just do a search for the commercial name and see what you come up with.
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    Ask friends.
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    Go to music message boards and add a topic about finding out the name of that song.
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    Go to What Is That Song? This site is loaded with songs from TV Shows, commercials, movies and more.

Tips

  • Search for TV advert music
  • Be as specific as possible, like what channel it was on, when it aired, what the company was and what was it promoting.
  • Figure out the type of music it was, like techno or rock n' roll or country, etc., to narrow down your search.

Things You'll Need

  • A computer

Sources and Citations

Article Info

Categories: Songs and Song Writing