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It's almost a #MusicMonday, but I can't seem to remember the tune . . . This image is from an article in a September 1950 issue of Nation's Business focusing on the rise of Muzak.
While Muzak has since become a generic description of a genre of background music, it emerged as a brand name in 1934. Over the years, the Muzak name has been owned by large corporations like Warner Bros., the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, and the Fields Company of Chicago.Read more...
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