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11 May 2013, 12:08
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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.

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?
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Updated on: 29 Jun 2013, 03:37

(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
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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?

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21 Jun 2016, 00:26
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.

This one is the assumption question. Normally, when we try to solve any assumption question, then it comes some possible challenges in our head. does the possible challenge weaken the argument?
does the below weaken the argument?
>>The industry will use something different criteria for advertising, which costs the low cost than the famous singer.
>>There are some workers (they are paid only as a worker not for singing song) in this industry who sings exactly like the famous singer and they’ll be used for advertisement.
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14 Mar 2018, 06:57
It very tricky for me. i just guje.
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14 Mar 2018, 09:47
right, knowing vocabulary is important in gmat. I do not know the word "Rendition" in E so I could not catch the main idea of the argument. E is truly the answer.
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11 Jun 2018, 06:28
Hello Verbal Experts (GmatNinja, Daagh, egmat, magoosh),
How can we eliminate opt A here?
Could you please explain the same.
Thanks,
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15 Jun 2018, 13:08
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Hello Verbal Experts (GmatNinja, Daagh, egmat, magoosh),
How can we eliminate opt A here?
Could you please explain the same.
Thanks,
Sid Jain.

Hey, i don't care "what people do here"- this one is all about the cost. So, i have to say something that will help to rise cost. Option A doesn't rise cost anyway!
Now wait for experts' response, please.

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A famous singer recently won a lawsuit against an advertising firm for using another singer in a commercial to evoke the famous singer 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 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

Conclusion is : Advertising costs will rise, since famous singers' services cost more than those of their imitators.

Why Advertising cost will rise ?
Answer: because famous singers cost more.

Why do we need famous singers.
Answer: Because industry will use famous songs in commercials.

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