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This profile was last updated on 3/29/06  and contains information from public web pages.

Song Writer, Hall of Fame Athlete

Indiana State
 
Background

Employment History

  • Writer In the Commercial Music
  • Marlboro
Web References
Les Hooper / Big Band
www.leshooper.com, 29 Mar 2006 [cached]
Written for my wife Debbie and sung by Alan Barcus, my good friend and music partner from Chicago. man of many talents: plays piano, cello, trumpet, song writer, hall of fame athlete at Indiana State, etc.His voice has a unique style and I wanted to add this to the album.
Advertising 'jingles' are a blast from the past - - The Daily Press
www.dailypress.net, 2 May 2005 [cached]
Alan Barcus of LaPorte, Ind., scores films but before that he worked as a writer in the commercial music (not jingle) business for 30 years.He said the use of popular music in advertising is a trend and that such trends last for about a year and a half.
'It's the thing to do not to hire someone to write a new piece of music,' Barcus said.
Normally the shelf life of a musical jingle is a year, but jingles are certainly never going to go away, said Barcus.For one thing, popular music is very expensive.When Barcus first started in the business he did a lot of work for Marlboro.It cost $150,000 just to use the 'Magnificent Seven' movie theme, he said.
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