Trenchant post by AdRants’ Steve Hall:
Advertising Has Removed Music's Soul
When a musician pours their soul into their work, it has deep meaning and, as a listener, we feel that meaning. When that same music appears in a commercial, it's as if every bit of blood sweat and tears that went into the creation of that music is minimized to a point where the work has almost no meaning at all.
Lots of takes by lots of folks on the same subject: