November 02, 2018
The Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" hits theaters this weekend and the rock band's speaker-thumping music is likely to take over Spotify as well.

Named after Queen's hit song, the film tells the story of the band's rise to fame and the life of its iconic front man, Freddie Mercury, played by Rami Malek. It is expected to bring in roughly $35 million domestically this weekend, adding to a strong box-office year that is up 11% over last year, according to comScore.
In the film, Queen battles with a record executive who tells them that their 1975 opus "Bohemian Rhapsody" won't get played on the radio because it's too long. But in 2018, that song and many of Queen's other hits will easily get some heavy play on Spotify, thanks in part to the movie's release this weekend.
Hit films that rely on music to tell a story usually comes with a boost for the band or artist that's featured in the film, making the licensing of old hits a win-win for studios and for artists. Movie studios can drum up audience interest with great storytelling and a soundtrack full of familiar music. And artists benefit from the added exposure that comes with a Hollywood treatment.
"Even a generic soundtrack to a film can have an impact on sales of an artist," David Bakula, senior vice president of analytics at Nielsen Music told CNN Business. "You think of 'Purple Rain,' you think of 'Ray.' You think of these movies that are really about an artist and those tend to have long-lasting effects on their entire catalog."
Prince's "Purple Rain" was released before Nielsen data became available, but an album Ray Charles released, "Genius Loves Company," shortly before "Ray" appeared in theaters received a 60% boost in sales after the film came out.
A more recent example of this is "Straight Outta Compton," the 2015 biopic about the groundbreaking rap group, N.W.A. Spotify said streams of the group's music went up nearly 200% after the film's $60.2 million opening weekend.
Lady Gaga saw streams of her own music increase by 308% over the previous month on the Monday after the debut of "A Star is Born," according to Spotify.
The same effect is seen in physical album sales. Eminem's album sales jumped roughly 10% to 15% after the release of "8 Mile," the 2002 semi-autobiographical film about the rapper's life, according to Nielsen Music. And Johnny Cash's albums got a 50% to 80% lift after the release of "Walk The Line," a 2005 biopic about the country star.
Even films that have nothing to do with music, but include a great soundtrack, can help boost streams for artists.
Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" came with a soundtrack that included songs from the 60s and 70s, giving major exposure to bands such as Blue Swede, the Five Stairsteps and Redbone. In fact, streams of Redbone's "Come and Get Your Love," the song Chris Pratt's Starlord danced to during the opening credits, went up almost 4,000% on Spotify after the film's opening.
Jeff Smith, a film professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison whose research focuses on the use of music in film, predicts that "Bohemian Rhapsody" will give a boost to Queen's recordings. It wouldn't even be the first time a film has been a boon for the band.
"In 1992 when 'Bohemian Rhapsody' was featured in 'Wayne's World' you saw a kind of surge in sales of Queen records and that particular song, just based on how prominently it was featured in the Mike Myers film," he said.
After Wayne and Garth famously rocked out to the song, it eventually made it to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also made the song "a staple on MTV" and introduced it and the band to "a new generation of listeners," according to Rolling Stone.
In a referential bit of casting, the record executive who tells Queen their song is too long in "Bohemian Rhapsody" is played by Myers, who also played Wayne in "Wayne's World."
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
Kanye West unfollows Kim Kardashian and her sisters on Twitter | Page Six Celebrity News
June 11, 2021
vZEjwh8Ry1A
Noel Gallagher: ‘Woke snowflake’ Prince Harry ‘needs to shut up’ | Page Six Celebrity News
June 10, 2021
2MNgNB-TdRg
Meghan Markle’s relative explains why they ‘won’t ever talk again’ | Page Six Celebrity News
June 10, 2021
VCuzpmvN5x8
Lin-Manuel Miranda and the 'In the Heights' Cast on Premiering in Washington Heights and 'Wicked'
June 12, 2021
ubIISjK7HN4
Walk of Fame Mural Unveiling
June 11, 2021
2kKV3CfT9IU
How 'Cowboy Bebop' Inspired the Animated Title Sequence of 'The Flight Attendant' | Variety Artisans
June 11, 2021
8hqd-GLLbRY
Ewan McGregor's Daughter Clara's Face Bitten By Dog Before Premiere | E! News
June 14, 2021
4xyEdTXGQu8
Why Emily Ratajkowski Is Calling Out Judd Apatow's "This is 40" | E! News
June 14, 2021
dEEbR7n9aF4
Alex Rodriguez Hangs With Ex-Wife Cynthia After J.Lo Split | Daily Pop | E! News
June 14, 2021
VAaYDvPfhAo
DJ Khaled Takes a Break From His Music | TMZ TV
June 14, 2021
19akW0dSM4Q
Selena Gomez Flips Off Her Haters | TMZ TV
June 14, 2021
7RH5WcKJl7M
Eyelid Bite Victim Wants Lash Tech to Pay for Medical Bills | TMZ
June 13, 2021
CjGlUz4iikQ
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
19
Nov
ASIAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group H
Sydney FC - Shanghai SIPG
17
Nov
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE A: Group Stage
Spain - Germany
14
Nov
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE A: Group Stage
Germany - Ukraine
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester City - Liverpool
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Aston Villa
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Valencia - Real Madrid
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Verona
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
West Bromwich Albion - Tottenham Hotspur
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Bologna - Napoli
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Genoa - Roma
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Atalanta - Inter Milan
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Lazio - Juventus
08
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen - Borussia Monchengladbach
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leicester City - Wolves
08
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Wolfsburg - Hoffenheim
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Valladolid - Athletic Bilbao
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Levante - Alaves
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Sociedad - Granada CF
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Torino - Crotone
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Getafe - Villarreal
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund - Bayern Munich
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Everton - Manchester United
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - Sheffield United
07
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Cadiz
07
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Barcelona - Real Betis
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Augsburg - Hertha Berlin
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Stuttgart - Eintracht Frankfurt
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
RB Leipzig - SC Freiburg
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Rotherham - Preston NE
07
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Parma - Fiorentina
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Watford - Coventry
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Norwich City - Swansea City
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Blackburn - QPR
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Derby County - Barnsley
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Huddersfield - Luton
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Nottingham Forest - Wycombe Wanderers
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
West Ham United - Fulham
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Sheffield Wednesday - Millwall
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Brentford - Middlesbrough
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Birmingham - Bournemouth
07
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Sevilla - Osasuna
07
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Benevento - Spezia
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Crystal Palace - Leeds
04
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group G
Ferencvaros - Juventus
04
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group G
Barcelona - Dynamo K.
03
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group A
Salzburg - Bayern Munich
03
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group D
Atalanta - Liverpool
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
zWJ3MxW_HWA L1eLanNeZKg i1XRgbyUtOo -g9Qziqbif8 0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.