Definitions for muzakˈmyu zæk
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Recorded background music transmitted by wire, radio or compact disc on a subscription basis to places of business, etc.
Easy listening music in general.
Origin: Derived from a play on the word "music" incorporating the "-ak" from Kodak, by Muzak Corporation (later Muzak Holdings, LLC), a company which pioneered the creation of the genre.
Muzak is a subsidiary of Mood Media best known for distribution of background music to retail stores and other companies. Mood Media purchased Muzak Holdings for US$345 million in 2011, including $305 million in cash. The company has chosen to consolidate Muzak into a sensory overload system to manipulate buying habits. Muzak's restructuring through Mood Media is reportedly intended to allow the company to calm their audiences and make them more receptive to advertising.
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