Inside the booming business of background music

Once derided, the successors to muzak have grown more sophisticated – and influential – than any of us realise.

August 16th, 2019 | Tags:
Music, Mood and Work Efficiency

We are all aware of the power of music which can enrich our emotional experiences. Neuroscience and advanced medical imaging can track the brain’s response when listening to a variety of musical genres and how this affects our mood or [...] more >>

August 14th, 2019 | Tags: ,
Infographic: The link between music and productivity

Most professionals like listening to music at work and are more productive when they do, a new survey shows.

August 9th, 2019 | Tags: ,
The Sounds of Music in the Twenty-First Century

Contemporary composition has become as fractured as the art world—and that’s a good thing.

July 5th, 2019 | Tags:
The Art and Science of Being on Hold

Not content to let customers sit back and enjoy some light jazz, companies have turned hold music into a marketing exercise.

July 3rd, 2019 | Tags:
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Sounds like a healthy retail atmospheric strategy: Effects of ambient music and background noise on food sales

Retail atmospherics is becoming an increasingly important strategic tool for stores and restaurants.

May 29th, 2019 | Tags: ,
How music lessons can improve language skills

Study links piano education with better word discrimination by kindergartners.

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