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Mophonics Turns Jingles Into Singles With Mark Foster Grammy Nod

Before “Pumped Up Kicks” became a top-selling single last year, Mark Foster’s greatest hit was the music to a TV commercial for Muscle Milk, a protein drink.

Now, the singer-songwriter and his band, Foster the People, are up for two awards at the Feb. 12 Grammys, including best alternative album for “Torches.” For another artist, that would mean a fast goodbye to the jingle factory day job.