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By Kamau High

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Hyundai Motor Co. will use music by famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma in a Super Bowl XLIII television commercial that consumers can re-edit online, Billboard has learned.

Classical music fans aren't the most obvious target for a National Football League telecast or an ad campaign with an online video editing component. But advertising agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, which produced the Hyundai spot, said it expects the ad to resonate with many of those watching the game. Last year's game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots drew a record 97.5 million viewers.

"I think the people that will respond to the Yo-Yo Ma piece when watching the Super Bowl won't necessarily be classical music fans," Goodby, Silverstein & Partners creative director Jim Elliot said. "Within the context of all the other advertising, which can be so chaotic that it almost becomes white noise, a quiet, gorgeous solo cello moment can be very arresting."

A track from Ma's 2002 "Bach's Cello Suites Nos. 1, 5 & 6" (Sony Classical) will be heard in the spot for Hyundai's Genesis sedan. The campaign will also allow consumers to visit the Hyundai Web site to edit the ad's video and possibly the music heard in the spot. "Goodby was given free rein to take tracks off of the album," Sony BMG Music Entertainment vice president of music licensing Kenny Ochoa said.

The Ma spot will mark Hyundai's third advertising appearance at the Super Bowl, which won't feature any ads this year from financially imperiled General Motors, a longtime Super Bowl advertiser.

"Some of this pullback offers a way to get clear space for our message," Hyundai Motor America vice president of marketing Joel Ewanick said. "We see it is an opportunity, not as a time to retrench."
 

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I'm still not convinced that this is a good idea. Here is the album that this piece of music is coming from you can listen to it not sure which piece their using but there all slower classical pieces which are very good. But not what I would really expect for this car. This would be more fitting for the Genesis Sedan I think.

I can only wonder who the artist for the other ad is going to be I only hope its not gonna be Styx or something like that.\

Here's a idea how about Genesis the band playing during the Genesis commercial HAHA!

Free Music: Bach: Cello Suites Nos. 1, 5 & 6 - Rhapsody Online
 
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