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Liquor brands get free marketing boost thanks to music industry

on 06/09/13 at 3:19 pm

Booze News

imagesSome of the top liquor brands are getting a free marketing boost thanks to the music industry, a new study finds.

Research from the Boston University School of Public Health and the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health revealed that that four alcohol brands specifically — Patron tequila, Hennessy cognac, Grey Goose vodka and Jack Daniel’s whiskey — account for more than half of alcohol brand mentions in songs that mention alcohol. Researchers examined music from Billboard’s most popular song lists in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

The study discovered that of the 720 songs examined, 167 mentioned alcohol and 46 mentioned specific alcohol brands, of which the leading four brands accounted for more than half.