Background music refers to a mode of musical performance in which the music is not intended to be a primary focus of potential listeners, but its content, character, and volume level are deliberately chosen to affect behavioral and emotional responses in humans such a concentration, relaxation, distraction, and excitement. Listeners are uniquely subject to background music with no control over its volume and content. The range of responses created are of great variety, and even opposite, depending on numerous factors such as, setting, culture, audience, and even time of day. Background music is commonly played where there is no audience at all, such as empty hallways and restrooms and fitting rooms. It is also used in artificial space, such as music played while on hold during a telephone call, and virtual space, as in the ambient sounds or thematic music in massively multiplayer online role-playing games. It is typically played at low volumes from multiple small speakers distributing the music across broad public spaces. The widespread use of background music in offices, restaurants, and stores began with the founding of Muzak in the s and was characterized by repetition and simple musical arrangements.
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Any music played in a public space whose main function is to create an atmosphere suitable to a specific occasion, rather than to be listened to. Any music in a film, video game or other medium that establishes mood and is not meant to have the audience's focus. The album was originally released on June 12, through Equal Vision Records under the name American Nightmare, but was later reissued in under the name Give Up the Ghost after another band named American Nightmare filed a cease and desist order. Background Music was also reissued in through Deathwish Inc. The numerical value of background music in Chaldean Numerology is: 7. The numerical value of background music in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8. The background music industry is still quite a thing, music is such an integral part of the store experience.
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Once derided, the successors to muzak have grown more sophisticated — and influential — than any of us realise. By Jake Hulyer. Instead, he was recounting a recent trip to south-east Asia. The flowers on his kitchen table, he said, were from that same trip: he was trying to capture their flavour for a dish he was developing. Wood smelled the flowers. Under duress, Wood had a little nibble. Wood is the founder and creative director of Music Concierge, a company that chooses background music for businesses. His clients include iconic fashion brands, such as Harvey Nichols and Mulberry, and luxury London hotels, such as the Connaught and the Savoy. Others seek to create a certain atmosphere, such as the restaurant German Gymnasium, for which he sourced particular bell sounds that evoked Mitteleuropean cafe culture. For another client — a late night, alcohol-free burger bar in Kuwait, which delivers food on a conveyor belt — Wood had to conjure the vibe of a s New York block party, choosing early hip-hop by Grandmaster Flash and lesser-known tracks by James Brown.