Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 12 Jul 2014, 17:44

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

A famous singer recently won a lawsuit against an

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
2 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 16 Jun 2010
Posts: 188
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 27 [2] , given: 5

Re: CR question [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2010, 03:02
2
This post received
KUDOS
IMO -E.
Reasons:
Premise1: Famous Singer won lawsuit because Advertising firm used Imitation singer
Premise2: Famous Singers service costs more than Imitation Singers service
Premise3: Advertising Firms will stop using Imitation Singer
Conclusion: Advertising costs will go up.

The above conclusion can be derived only if Advertising firms will use the well-know songs renditions which are sung by famous/Imitation singers. So that is the assumption... and Hence E
_________________

Please give me kudos, if you like the above post.
Thanks.

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 12 Apr 2010
Posts: 447
GMAT 1: Q V
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 75 [0], given: 157

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR question [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2010, 03:58
aiming4mba wrote:
A famous singer recently won a lawsuit against an advertising firm for using another singer in a commercial to evoke the famous singer’s well-known rendition of a certain song. As a result of the lawsuit, advertising firms will stop using imitators in commercials. Therefore, advertising costs will rise, since famous singers’ services cost more than those of their imitators.
A singer won a lawsuit againist an advert firm
the firm used an imitator for a rendition of the singers song.
conclusion advert costs will rise
why? adverts will continue using famous songs. E

The conclusion above is based on which of the following assumptions?
(A) Most people are unable to distinguish a famous singer’s rendition of a song from a good
imitator’s rendition of the same song.
(B) Commercials using famous singers are usually more effective than commercials using
imitators of famous singers.
(C) The original versions of some well-known songs are unavailable for use in commercials.
(D) Advertising firms will continue to use imitators to mimic the physical mannerisms of famous singers.
(E) The advertising industry will use well-known renditions of songs in commercials.

_________________

If you found the reply to be helpful, give kudos.

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 20 Nov 2009
Posts: 170
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 64

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR question [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2010, 04:12
Thanks!
_________________

But there’s something in me that just keeps going on. I think it has something to do with tomorrow, that there is always one, and that everything can change when it comes.
http://aimingformba.blogspot.com

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 Jul 2010
Posts: 112
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 9

Re: CR question [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2010, 05:30
E. If the advertising costs are going to increase because of using the original singers, the assumption is that the advertising agencies are going to use the well-known songs in their commercials.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 21 Jul 2010
Posts: 57
Location: currently in Taiwan
Schools: Top Taiwanese university
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

Re: CR question [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2010, 00:30
went with E to
its like the other question about IPR (even if the law stops people from downloading books on the internet, they won't necessarily go for real books)
they've assumed the advertising firms rely completely on famous singers' renditions of certain songs, so the answer has to be E
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 09 Jul 2010
Posts: 150
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 3

Re: CR question [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2010, 04:15
E is defntly the one

B is an interesting option. Look what hapns when we negate B
Commercials using famous singers are not usually more effective than commercials using imitators of famous singers.-->the argument falls apart

B runs in close but E is better.
_________________

consider cudos if you like my post

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 31 Aug 2011
Posts: 209
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 41 [0], given: 44

CAT Tests
A famous singer recently won a lawsuit against an [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2012, 23:50
A famous singer recently won a lawsuit against an advertising firm for using another singer in a commercial to evoke the famous singer’s well-known rendition of a certain song. As a result of the lawsuit, advertising firms will stop using imitators in commercials. Therefore, advertising costs will rise, since famous singers’ services cost more than those of their imitators.
The conclusion above is based on which of the following assumptions?
(A) Most people are unable to distinguish a famous singer’s rendition of a song from a good imitator’s rendition of the same song.
(B) Commercials using famous singers are usually more effective than commercials using imitators of famous singers.
(C) The original versions of some well-known songs are unavailable for use in commercials.
(D) Advertising firms will continue to use imitators to mimic the physical mannerisms of famous singers.
(E) The advertising industry will use well-known renditions of songs in commercials.
_________________

If you found my contribution helpful, please click the +1 Kudos button on the left, I kinda need some =)

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 15 Sep 2009
Posts: 271
GMAT 1: 750 Q V
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 51 [0], given: 6

Re: famous singer recently won a lawsuit against an advertising [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2012, 01:55
Hi PUNEETSCHDV,

I suggest that you use the search feature to look for questions before you open a new thread to seek answers. I just checked the first page, and I realized it has been plastered all over with new threads from you. You are not likely to get responses for those threads, since the questions they contain have been answered multiple times on multiple threads.

Of course, the critical assumption that my reply is based on is that you are not merely trying to increase your post count in opening all those new threads :-)

Cheers,
Der alte Fritz.
_________________

+1 Kudos me - I'm half Irish, half Prussian.

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 21 Aug 2012
Posts: 27
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 4

Re: famous singer recently won a lawsuit against an advertising [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2012, 02:05
PUNEETSCHDV wrote:
A famous singer recently won a lawsuit against an advertising firm for using another singer in a commercial to evoke the famous singer’s well-known rendition of a certain song. As a result of the lawsuit, advertising firms will stop using imitators in commercials. Therefore, advertising costs will rise, since famous singers’ services cost more than those of their imitators.
The conclusion above is based on which of the following assumptions?
(A) Most people are unable to distinguish a famous singer’s rendition of a song from a good imitator’s rendition of the same song.
(B) Commercials using famous singers are usually more effective than commercials using imitators of famous singers.
(C) The original versions of some well-known songs are unavailable for use in commercials.
(D) Advertising firms will continue to use imitators to mimic the physical mannerisms of famous singers.
(E) The advertising industry will use well-known renditions of songs in commercials.


I was confused b/w B and E but finally gave in to E. I used negate method. Below is my explanation:
(A) Most people are unable to distinguish a famous singer’s rendition of a song from a good imitator’s rendition of the same song. --> This is not related to the conclusion. (B) Commercials using famous singers are usually more effective than commercials using imitators of famous singers. - Logiscally this assumption makes sense but it is not related to the conclusion of the passage. (C) The original versions of some well-known songs are unavailable for use in commercials. Not related or Out of scope(D) Advertising firms will continue to use imitators to mimic the physical mannerisms of famous singers. It actually breaks the conclusion(E) The advertising industry will use well-known renditions of songs in commercials. if this is not ture the argument itself is broken hence this is the answer
_________________

Please give kudos if you like my reply!

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 13 Apr 2013
Posts: 25
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 3

Re: CR: famous singer [#permalink] New post 11 May 2013, 12:08
icandy wrote:
ConkergMat wrote:
A famous singer recently won a lawsuit against an advertising firm for using another singer in a commercial to evoke the famous singer’s well-known rendition of a certain song. As a result of the lawsuit, advertising firms will stop using imitators in commercials. Therefore, advertising costs will rise, since famous singers’ services cost more than those of their imitators.
The conclusion above is based on which of the following assumptions?
(A) Most people are unable to distinguish a famous singer’s rendition of a song from a good imitator’s rendition of the same song.
(B) Commercials using famous singers are usually more effective than commercials using imitators of famous singers.
(C) The original versions of some well-known songs are unavailable for use in commercials.
(D) Advertising firms will continue to use imitators to mimic the physical mannerisms of famous singers.
(E) The advertising industry will use well-known renditions of songs in commercials.

Please explain your answers, especially the 2 contenders.


The only one that made sense is E.

Conc is "advertising costs will rise, since famous singers’ services cost more than those of their imitators"

Negate E

The advertising industry will NOT use well-known renditions of songs in commercials. If they do not use the well known renditions of songs, there is no guarantee that the cost of advertising will go up.




I have an issue with E - it says "(E) The advertising industry will use well-known renditions of songs in commercials."

First of all, I believe this is worded incorrectly; it should be "renditions of well-known songs". Secondly, the famous singers can still sue if they are imitating un-known songs by those famous singers. The copyright to the songs do still exist. Am I looking too much into this??? Anyone?
Expert Post
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar
Affiliations: GMAT Club
Joined: 21 Feb 2012
Posts: 1036
Location: India
City: Pune
GPA: 3.4
WE: Business Development (Manufacturing)
Followers: 119

Kudos [?]: 697 [0], given: 787

Re: A famous singer recently won a lawsuit against an [#permalink] New post 12 May 2013, 07:26
Expert's post
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 27 Jul 2011
Posts: 185
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 51 [0], given: 103

A famous singer recently won a lawsuit against [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2013, 03:33
I need to reverse the option (C) to understand the negation tech ..please help


(C) The original versions of some well-known songs are unavailable for use in commercials.


Will it be
i) The original versions of none of the well-known songs are unavailable for use in commercials.
=> All the songs are available

ii) The original versions of some of the well-known songs are not unavailable for use in commercials.
=> Few well unknown songs are available
_________________

If u can't jump the 700 wall , drill a big hole and cross it .. I can and I WILL DO IT ...need some encouragement and inspirations from U ALL


Last edited by Zarrolou on 29 Jun 2013, 03:37, edited 1 time in total.
Merging similar topics.
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 03 Aug 2012
Posts: 865
Concentration: General Management, General Management
GMAT 1: 630 Q47 V29
GPA: 3.7
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 145 [0], given: 294

Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: A famous singer recently won a lawsuit against an [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2014, 21:34
Though my doubt might be silly, I want to ask what is wrong with (C).

(C) The original versions of some well-known songs are unavailable for use in commercials.

OE:
C The lack of availability of some songs is not relevant to the rise in advertising costs.The same songs would not have been available even when production costs were lower

So, it is the above explanation which is 100% correct or it is the difference between rendition and song that plays some role.

Further to it,

I could say that if original versions of some well-known songs are available for use then advertising costs won't increase.

So what is the issue with the above.

(1). The use of 'some' and not 'all'.
(2). Usage of term 'song' and not 'rendition'.
(3). The one stated in OE as if this would have been the case then there was no logic of imitating the original artists, we could have used the available songs.

So all are the issues or only the one stated in OE?

Rgds,
TGC!
_________________

Rgds,
TGC!
_____________________________________________________________________
I Assisted You => KUDOS Please
_____________________________________________________________________________

Re: A famous singer recently won a lawsuit against an   [#permalink] 16 Apr 2014, 21:34
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
A famous singer recently won a lawsuit against BukrsGmat 0 29 Jun 2013, 03:33
A famous singer recently won a lawsuit against an PUNEETSCHDV 0 24 Aug 2012, 02:05
A famous singer recently won a lawsuit against an aiming4mba 0 02 Aug 2010, 04:15
A famous singer recently won a lawsuit against an mahesh004 0 20 Nov 2005, 08:23
A famous singer recently won a lawsuit against an saurya_s 5 13 Jul 2005, 07:43
Display posts from previous: Sort by

A famous singer recently won a lawsuit against an

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Go to page   Previous    1   2   [ 33 posts ] 



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.