From ‘Sabotage’ to ‘Sledgehammer’: Trailers, Songs, and the Musical Marketing of Star Trek Beyond (2016)

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This article examines the three main trailers for Star Trek Beyond (2016), each of which uses music differently. By analysing the audio-visual content of the trailers and their popular reception, conclusions are drawn about the structures, processes and commercial considerations of music and sound in contemporary Hollywood action film trailers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-65
Number of pages26
JournalMusic and the Moving Image
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2018


  • trailers
  • marketing
  • adverts
  • franchise
  • branding
  • commercials
  • science fiction
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Michael Giacchino
  • Beastie Boys
  • Rihanna
  • Sia
  • Justin Lin
  • music video
  • transmedia

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