It all starts with a song. Music inspires and ignites creativity in us all. This year, Spotify will be at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity celebrating the best creative work of the year in advertising. While we are there, we will be conducting a Social Music Experiment to discover the songs that inspire and connect the world’s greatest storytellers. We will be asking the good people at Cannes one simple question, “what song inspires you?” And we’ll be sharing the results with the entire community.
Many of Cannes’ highest profile speakers have already shared their most inspiring tracks, which include:
- Gisele Bündchen: Garota de Ipanema, Antônio Carlos Jobim
- Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook: Ho Hey, The Lumineers
- David Hasselhoff: Looking for Freedom, David Hasselhoff
- Ne-Yo: Baby, I’m a Star, Prince
- Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP: My Funny Valentine, Chet Baker
- Dynamo: F.E.A.R., Ian Brown
- Jeffrey Katzenberg: Light My Fire, The Doors
If you are attending Cannes Lions, and want to contribute, visit us on your mobile phone at spotify.com/cannes. After you share the track that inspires you, we’ll also give you a personalized playlist based on your shared track with the help of our good friends at The Echo Nest – and then allow you to find your Cannes’ musical connections.
We’ll also bring your musical connections to life. Each evening at Le Palais, we will be visualizing the “music network of Cannes” in a nightly “digital fireworks” display. If you’re attending, you should stop by as it’ll be quite a show!
If you are not attending and want to follow the Cannes’ music conversation, check out spotify.com/cannes. You can also follow @Spotifyads on Twitter to stay connected.