New Band to Sing Credit Score Songs
You likely already know the importance of credit score monitoring, particularly if you’ve been dealing with debt or recently filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
Monitoring your credit score is one way to keep your creditors and ensure they remove debts that have been settled from your report.
Perhaps no man has done more to get this idea to stick in the heads of consumers than commercial singer Eric Violette.
Violette was the frontman for the fictional band pitching Experian’s freecreditreport.com service. His band played advertising jingles in unusual places like Renaissance Faires and seafood restaurants.
Experian, one of the three main credit reporting agencies, has decided that since Violette has reached “iconic” status, it’s time to move in a new direction, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. Experian is also changing the name of its main service, offering a new look and a few new products as well.
However, the credit company hopes to keep memorable jingles around, and is even holding a contest to pick the next band for their commercials.
The voting is down to four finalists: Detroit’s The Victorious Secrets, Chicago’s The Poet’s Dance, New York City’s I Love Monsters, and Los Angeles’ Evolove.
Of course, if you’re worried about these bands selling out, at the very least The Victorious Secrets consider the opportunity to make more money an opportunity to “make more art, which is always a good thing,” they told Time magazine’s Detroit Blog.