Music is an important part of a political campaign. The right music can set the tone at campaign events and rallies. After nearly every announcement, Republican campaigns are inundated by news stories about how musician’s don’t approve of their song being used by candidate X. With the liberal bent in the music industry, it’s a rite of passage for anyone in the GOP. Democrats don’t have that problem.
It turns out Democrats, at least the leading Democrat in the race for that party’s presidential nomination, went a step further in her choice of music.
Soon after Hillary Rodham Clinton officially launched her campaign, her campaign launched an official playlist. The 67-year-old candidate’s playlist included from her generation’s music, opting for contemporary artists and songs to appeal to younger voters. As it turns out, the music the Clinton campaign is using didn’t come from the campaign, it came from a consultant firm in Oregon.
National Journal reports:
Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid $9,000 to enlist the aid of a boutique music agency based in Portland, Oregon, records from the Federal Election Commission show. Billboard reported that the agency “has been tasked with music supervision and creative support” for a series of Clinton campaign videos, including the video that launched Clinton’s 2016 bid. (A spokesperson for the music agency said the firm is “excited about our relationship with the Hillary campaign” but added that an interview would not be possible due to a nondisclosure agreement. The Clinton campaign declined to comment.)