It’s not the best in terms of “artistic integrity”, but it sounds like some artists might be getting some pay for mentioning brands in their songs: Yahoo! News – Bling! Bling! Ka-Ching! Pop Stars Cash In. Sayeth the article:
[Lil Kim’s] latest single, “The Jump Off,” scores the greatest number of brand mentions per song this year, with 14 different references, according to a company that tracks such information.