Gigaton and Baseball

Foriginal SinForiginal Sin Scottsdale, AZ Posts: 1,304
I’ve heard so many Gigaton songs between the 3 games yesterday on ESPN and the game on Fox today so far. Awesome
Chicago 6/29/98, Alpine Valley(EV) 6/13/99, Alpine Valley 10/08/00, Chicago 10/09/00, Phoenix 10/20/00, Orlando 4/12/03, Tampa 4/13/03, San Diego 6/05/03, Vegas 6/06/03, Phoenix 6/07/03, Chicago 6/18/03, Alpine Valley 6/21/03, Orlando 10/08/04, D.C. 10/11/04, Chicago 5/16/06, Chicago 5/17/06, LA 7/12/08, Chicago 8/23/09, Chicago 8/24/09, LA 10/07/09, San Diego 10/09/09 (Front Row Center, Finally), Phoenix(EV) 11/4/11, Wrigley 7/19/13, Phoenix 11/19/13, Denver 10/22/14, Wrigley 8/20/16, Wrigley 8/22/16

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  • Foriginal SinForiginal Sin Scottsdale, AZ Posts: 1,304
    edited July 26
    Nobody has commented? Too mainstream? Hahahahahaha. Obviously this was already planned long in advance
    Post edited by Foriginal Sin on
    Chicago 6/29/98, Alpine Valley(EV) 6/13/99, Alpine Valley 10/08/00, Chicago 10/09/00, Phoenix 10/20/00, Orlando 4/12/03, Tampa 4/13/03, San Diego 6/05/03, Vegas 6/06/03, Phoenix 6/07/03, Chicago 6/18/03, Alpine Valley 6/21/03, Orlando 10/08/04, D.C. 10/11/04, Chicago 5/16/06, Chicago 5/17/06, LA 7/12/08, Chicago 8/23/09, Chicago 8/24/09, LA 10/07/09, San Diego 10/09/09 (Front Row Center, Finally), Phoenix(EV) 11/4/11, Wrigley 7/19/13, Phoenix 11/19/13, Denver 10/22/14, Wrigley 8/20/16, Wrigley 8/22/16
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 20,173
    Mlb Network as well
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  • D-RodD-Rod Posts: 940
    edited July 26
    I’ve heard so many Gigaton songs between the 3 games yesterday on ESPN and the game on Fox today so far. Awesome
    Which songs have you heard so far? 
    1996.....Toronto
    2005.....Hamilton
    2011.....Toronto N1, Toronto N2, Hamilton
    2013.....London, Buffalo
    2014.....Detroit
    2016......Toronto N1 Toronto N2, Boston  N1, Boston N2, Chicago N1
    2018.....Seattle N1, Seattle N2
    2020.....Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City, Hamilton 
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 20,173
    Who Ever Said was on MLB Network ad
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  • ry75guyry75guy Posts: 141
    The MLB hype video with Superblood Wolfmoon is awesome
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    Chicago, IL 07-19-2013
    Moline, IL 10-17-2014
    Chicago, IL 08-20-2016
    Chicago, IL 08-22-2016
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  • Tomorrow at 10 am EST, MLB Central is going to have a segment where some players will be talking about their favorite Pearl Jam songs and moments. 
    5/25/06, 6/30/08, 5/17/10, 10/15/13, 10/16/13, 7/11/14, 9/26/15, 4/18/16, (4/20/16), 4/21/16, 8/5/16, 8/7/16, 4/7/17, 7/1/18, 7/3/18, 8/13/18, 9/2/18, 9/4/18, 4/18/20, 4/19/20

    8/1/08, 6/16/11, 6/26/17, 6/27/17, 7/3/19

    11/4/16
  • on2legson2legs The Jersey ShorePosts: 9,695
    I caught the MLB promo yesterday.  Loved it. =)
    1996: Randall's Island 2  1998: East Rutherford | MSG 1 & 2  2000: Cincinnati | Columbus | Jones Beach 1, 2, & 3 | Boston 1 | Camden 1 & 2
    2003: Philadelphia | Uniondale | MSG 1 & 2 | Holmdel  2005: Atlantic City 1  2006: Camden 1 | East Rutherford 1 & 2
    2008: Camden 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Newark (EV)  2009: Philadelphia 1, 2 & 4  2010: Newark | MSG 1 & 2  2011: Toronto 1
    2013: Wrigley Field | Brooklyn 2 | Philadelphia 1 & 2 | Baltimore  2015: Central Park 
    2016: Philadelphia 1 & 2 | MSG 1 & 2 | Fenway Park 2 | MSG (TOTD)  2017: Brooklyn (RnRHOF)
    2020: MSG | Asbury Park  2021: MSG | Asbury Park

  • Foriginal SinForiginal Sin Scottsdale, AZ Posts: 1,304
    D-Rod said:
    I’ve heard so many Gigaton songs between the 3 games yesterday on ESPN and the game on Fox today so far. Awesome
    Which songs have you heard so far? 
    Who Ever
    Superblood
    Retro
    DotC
    All a few times and I think I heard Never Destination but I could’ve rewind. 
    Chicago 6/29/98, Alpine Valley(EV) 6/13/99, Alpine Valley 10/08/00, Chicago 10/09/00, Phoenix 10/20/00, Orlando 4/12/03, Tampa 4/13/03, San Diego 6/05/03, Vegas 6/06/03, Phoenix 6/07/03, Chicago 6/18/03, Alpine Valley 6/21/03, Orlando 10/08/04, D.C. 10/11/04, Chicago 5/16/06, Chicago 5/17/06, LA 7/12/08, Chicago 8/23/09, Chicago 8/24/09, LA 10/07/09, San Diego 10/09/09 (Front Row Center, Finally), Phoenix(EV) 11/4/11, Wrigley 7/19/13, Phoenix 11/19/13, Denver 10/22/14, Wrigley 8/20/16, Wrigley 8/22/16
  • Foriginal SinForiginal Sin Scottsdale, AZ Posts: 1,304
    edited July 27
    Tomorrow at 10 am EST, MLB Central is going to have a segment where some players will be talking about their favorite Pearl Jam songs and moments. 
    Awesome thanks for the heads up!! Always interested to see the fans. I know Bronson Arroyo was a big PJ guy back when he played
    Chicago 6/29/98, Alpine Valley(EV) 6/13/99, Alpine Valley 10/08/00, Chicago 10/09/00, Phoenix 10/20/00, Orlando 4/12/03, Tampa 4/13/03, San Diego 6/05/03, Vegas 6/06/03, Phoenix 6/07/03, Chicago 6/18/03, Alpine Valley 6/21/03, Orlando 10/08/04, D.C. 10/11/04, Chicago 5/16/06, Chicago 5/17/06, LA 7/12/08, Chicago 8/23/09, Chicago 8/24/09, LA 10/07/09, San Diego 10/09/09 (Front Row Center, Finally), Phoenix(EV) 11/4/11, Wrigley 7/19/13, Phoenix 11/19/13, Denver 10/22/14, Wrigley 8/20/16, Wrigley 8/22/16
  • During tonight’s Braves v. Mets game, Peter Alonso said his dad was a big PJ fan. That made me feel old 😀
    Ft. Laud 96, WPB I and II 98, WPB I and II 2000, San Sebastian, Spain 2000, WPB 03, Tampa 03, MSG I and II 03, Kissimmee 04, Atlantic City I and II 05, Mansfield I 08, Toronto 09, Noblesville 10, Alpine Valley I and II 11, Wrigley 13, Baltimore 13, Ft. Lauderdale 2016, Miami 2016, Wrigley 2 2016
  • D-RodD-Rod Posts: 940
    on2legs said:
    I caught the MLB promo yesterday.  Loved it. =)
    saw it on twitter.  also loved it 
    1996.....Toronto
    2005.....Hamilton
    2011.....Toronto N1, Toronto N2, Hamilton
    2013.....London, Buffalo
    2014.....Detroit
    2016......Toronto N1 Toronto N2, Boston  N1, Boston N2, Chicago N1
    2018.....Seattle N1, Seattle N2
    2020.....Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City, Hamilton 
  • BF25394BF25394 Posts: 1,317
    Keep in mind that the deals to use this songs were likely in place back in March.  The season was supposed to begin March 26, which would have been followed by the release of Gigaton on March 27.

    Having said that, I don't think there's much evidence that this kind of promotion drives much sales or streaming activity for the band.  Very few people even know what they're hearing.  But it does give the band a paycheck, which is nice.  It's such a waste of the networks' money; it has no meaningful effect on the audience for their baseball coverage.
  • Foriginal SinForiginal Sin Scottsdale, AZ Posts: 1,304
    edited July 29
    BF25394 said:
    Keep in mind that the deals to use this songs were likely in place back in March.  The season was supposed to begin March 26, which would have been followed by the release of Gigaton on March 27.

    Having said that, I don't think there's much evidence that this kind of promotion drives much sales or streaming activity for the band.  Very few people even know what they're hearing.  But it does give the band a paycheck, which is nice.  It's such a waste of the networks' money; it has no meaningful effect on the audience for their baseball coverage.
    Oh yeah this was totally set up for end of March for sure. But I disagree that seeing the band and hearing them on ESPN, Fox Sports and MLB Network from Thursday through Monday doesn’t get things moving even slightly. Take Present Tense from The Last Dance for example, it’s sales were in the top 200 on iTunes and Amazon music for weeks after the show premiered. For the non-fanatic, it could be a trigger to be like, oh yeah I want to get Vitalogy, VS. etc, on my new phone. 
    Chicago 6/29/98, Alpine Valley(EV) 6/13/99, Alpine Valley 10/08/00, Chicago 10/09/00, Phoenix 10/20/00, Orlando 4/12/03, Tampa 4/13/03, San Diego 6/05/03, Vegas 6/06/03, Phoenix 6/07/03, Chicago 6/18/03, Alpine Valley 6/21/03, Orlando 10/08/04, D.C. 10/11/04, Chicago 5/16/06, Chicago 5/17/06, LA 7/12/08, Chicago 8/23/09, Chicago 8/24/09, LA 10/07/09, San Diego 10/09/09 (Front Row Center, Finally), Phoenix(EV) 11/4/11, Wrigley 7/19/13, Phoenix 11/19/13, Denver 10/22/14, Wrigley 8/20/16, Wrigley 8/22/16
  • BF25394BF25394 Posts: 1,317
    "Present Tense" played at length over a scene that culminated a highly-watched miniseries, and that got it into the top 200.  In other words, a high-profile placement generated a limited effect.  (Did this actually last for weeks, by the way?)  The PJ songs featured on the MLB promos are background music on interstitial promos, not easily identifiable as PJ unless you already know who it is.  You can hear some guitar and Eddie singing "gave up on satisfaction" (apropos of nothing).  The number of people who are going to: 1) hear that, 2) say "that's cool, let me figure out what that is"; and 3) go stream or buy it would be minimal.  Ask yourself how many times you've bought or streamed something because you heard it playing in the background of a TV promo for a few seconds.  I'm guessing it's rare, if it's ever even happened.
  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 19,153
    BF25394 said:
    "Present Tense" played at length over a scene that culminated a highly-watched miniseries, and that got it into the top 200.  In other words, a high-profile placement generated a limited effect.  (Did this actually last for weeks, by the way?)  The PJ songs featured on the MLB promos are background music on interstitial promos, not easily identifiable as PJ unless you already know who it is.  You can hear some guitar and Eddie singing "gave up on satisfaction" (apropos of nothing).  The number of people who are going to: 1) hear that, 2) say "that's cool, let me figure out what that is"; and 3) go stream or buy it would be minimal.  Ask yourself how many times you've bought or streamed something because you heard it playing in the background of a TV promo for a few seconds.  I'm guessing it's rare, if it's ever even happened.
    Not weeks. But days maybe a little over a week. Spotify streams have gone up over 2 million since the release. I think part of why it didn't stay on the charts longer is because it's not a known song among casual fans. It's also not as pop as "Don't Stop Believing" for example. But it did well.
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  • Foriginal SinForiginal Sin Scottsdale, AZ Posts: 1,304
    BF25394 said:
    "Present Tense" played at length over a scene that culminated a highly-watched miniseries, and that got it into the top 200.  In other words, a high-profile placement generated a limited effect.  (Did this actually last for weeks, by the way?)  The PJ songs featured on the MLB promos are background music on interstitial promos, not easily identifiable as PJ unless you already know who it is.  You can hear some guitar and Eddie singing "gave up on satisfaction" (apropos of nothing).  The number of people who are going to: 1) hear that, 2) say "that's cool, let me figure out what that is"; and 3) go stream or buy it would be minimal.  Ask yourself how many times you've bought or streamed something because you heard it playing in the background of a TV promo for a few seconds.  I'm guessing it's rare, if it's ever even happened.
    Then why do people spend money to promote that? I’m broke I need money and I promote PJ all day long
    Chicago 6/29/98, Alpine Valley(EV) 6/13/99, Alpine Valley 10/08/00, Chicago 10/09/00, Phoenix 10/20/00, Orlando 4/12/03, Tampa 4/13/03, San Diego 6/05/03, Vegas 6/06/03, Phoenix 6/07/03, Chicago 6/18/03, Alpine Valley 6/21/03, Orlando 10/08/04, D.C. 10/11/04, Chicago 5/16/06, Chicago 5/17/06, LA 7/12/08, Chicago 8/23/09, Chicago 8/24/09, LA 10/07/09, San Diego 10/09/09 (Front Row Center, Finally), Phoenix(EV) 11/4/11, Wrigley 7/19/13, Phoenix 11/19/13, Denver 10/22/14, Wrigley 8/20/16, Wrigley 8/22/16
  • BF25394BF25394 Posts: 1,317
    BF25394 said:
    "Present Tense" played at length over a scene that culminated a highly-watched miniseries, and that got it into the top 200.  In other words, a high-profile placement generated a limited effect.  (Did this actually last for weeks, by the way?)  The PJ songs featured on the MLB promos are background music on interstitial promos, not easily identifiable as PJ unless you already know who it is.  You can hear some guitar and Eddie singing "gave up on satisfaction" (apropos of nothing).  The number of people who are going to: 1) hear that, 2) say "that's cool, let me figure out what that is"; and 3) go stream or buy it would be minimal.  Ask yourself how many times you've bought or streamed something because you heard it playing in the background of a TV promo for a few seconds.  I'm guessing it's rare, if it's ever even happened.
    Then why do people spend money to promote that? I’m broke I need money and I promote PJ all day long
    Because they have a budget for promotion, and they need to spend it, and they aren't clever enough to think of a better way.*  Some of it also a vestige of a different time when these things might have made more of a difference.  But think about it.  Who is going to be compelled to watch a baseball game, that wasn't already planning to watch it, just because a few seconds of rock-and-roll played in the background of a promo?  If you like baseball, and you don't feel like there's another entertainment option that's better, you'll watch baseball.  If you don't like baseball, five seconds of Pearl Jam is not going to convince you devote three hours of your evening to watching it.

    By the way, you're addressing the inverse of the original question in this post-- the original question was about what PJ gets out of it, but this post asks what FOX or ESPN gets out of it?  It's pretty clear what PJ gets out of it. They get paid a licensing fee, and if fifty or a hundred or a thousand people buy the record on top of that, even better.  
  • Foriginal SinForiginal Sin Scottsdale, AZ Posts: 1,304
    BF25394 said:
    BF25394 said:
    "Present Tense" played at length over a scene that culminated a highly-watched miniseries, and that got it into the top 200.  In other words, a high-profile placement generated a limited effect.  (Did this actually last for weeks, by the way?)  The PJ songs featured on the MLB promos are background music on interstitial promos, not easily identifiable as PJ unless you already know who it is.  You can hear some guitar and Eddie singing "gave up on satisfaction" (apropos of nothing).  The number of people who are going to: 1) hear that, 2) say "that's cool, let me figure out what that is"; and 3) go stream or buy it would be minimal.  Ask yourself how many times you've bought or streamed something because you heard it playing in the background of a TV promo for a few seconds.  I'm guessing it's rare, if it's ever even happened.
    Then why do people spend money to promote that? I’m broke I need money and I promote PJ all day long
    Because they have a budget for promotion, and they need to spend it, and they aren't clever enough to think of a better way.*  Some of it also a vestige of a different time when these things might have made more of a difference.  But think about it.  Who is going to be compelled to watch a baseball game, that wasn't already planning to watch it, just because a few seconds of rock-and-roll played in the background of a promo?  If you like baseball, and you don't feel like there's another entertainment option that's better, you'll watch baseball.  If you don't like baseball, five seconds of Pearl Jam is not going to convince you devote three hours of your evening to watching it.

    By the way, you're addressing the inverse of the original question in this post-- the original question was about what PJ gets out of it, but this post asks what FOX or ESPN gets out of it?  It's pretty clear what PJ gets out of it. They get paid a licensing fee, and if fifty or a hundred or a thousand people buy the record on top of that, even better.  
    I guess in theory they get PJ fans to tune in. Someone above mentioned a snippet on MLB Central I had no clue about so I recorded and watched, I guess watching some commercials along the way. I’m just glad they are still around and relevant. It’s cool to see “your” bands music playing on tv in 2020. I feel like the band is more popular now than at any point after 1998ish. 
    Chicago 6/29/98, Alpine Valley(EV) 6/13/99, Alpine Valley 10/08/00, Chicago 10/09/00, Phoenix 10/20/00, Orlando 4/12/03, Tampa 4/13/03, San Diego 6/05/03, Vegas 6/06/03, Phoenix 6/07/03, Chicago 6/18/03, Alpine Valley 6/21/03, Orlando 10/08/04, D.C. 10/11/04, Chicago 5/16/06, Chicago 5/17/06, LA 7/12/08, Chicago 8/23/09, Chicago 8/24/09, LA 10/07/09, San Diego 10/09/09 (Front Row Center, Finally), Phoenix(EV) 11/4/11, Wrigley 7/19/13, Phoenix 11/19/13, Denver 10/22/14, Wrigley 8/20/16, Wrigley 8/22/16
  • mvwmvw Posts: 1,320
    BF25394 said:
    "Present Tense" played at length over a scene that culminated a highly-watched miniseries, and that got it into the top 200.  In other words, a high-profile placement generated a limited effect.  (Did this actually last for weeks, by the way?)  The PJ songs featured on the MLB promos are background music on interstitial promos, not easily identifiable as PJ unless you already know who it is.  You can hear some guitar and Eddie singing "gave up on satisfaction" (apropos of nothing).  The number of people who are going to: 1) hear that, 2) say "that's cool, let me figure out what that is"; and 3) go stream or buy it would be minimal.  Ask yourself how many times you've bought or streamed something because you heard it playing in the background of a TV promo for a few seconds.  I'm guessing it's rare, if it's ever even happened.
    I don’t know...I’ve bought a lot of songs with the help of Shazam this way.  I think it happens more than you think.
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