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Throwback Thursday: 'Muzak,' the soundtrack that wooed shoppers in 1990

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KHQ - Throwback Thursday from 1990. KHQ looks into Muzak. For those unfamiliar with Muzak, it was the so called "elevator music" most commonly played in department stores at shopping malls. The name Muzak was retired after Mood Media took over the company in 2011. If you're interested here's an article from the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/05/business/muzak-background-music-to-life-to-lose-its-name.html?_r=0

And if you really want to know about Mood Media: http://us.moodmedia.com/

Someone also made a Muzak-style grunge cd in the 90's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhuUWBCExnk

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