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Commercial-free business music. Up to three music zones. Integrated audio messaging, video marketing, digital signage and on-hold messaging.

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Copywriting and audio recording for in-store and on-hold messages. Digital signage image creation. Amazingly low rates.

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    • NACS (1282)

      October 8 2018 - October 10 2018

      Las Vegas, Nevada

      Booth 2470

    • NGA Show 2019 (1284)

      February 24 2019 - February 27 2019

      San Diego, California

      Booth TBD

    • NRA Show 2019 (1285)

      May 18 2019 - May 21 2019

      Chicago, Illinois

      Booth 6665

      About us

      Established in 1991, Applied Media Technologies Corporation is the third-largest U.S. provider of business music, audio/video messaging, digital signage and audio/video equipment. AMTC was a pioneer in providing messaging for telephone hold time, introducing the first compact disc and removable memory card message on hold systems, as well as the first Web content distribution system for on-hold messages. AMTC has leveraged its on-hold messaging experience to become a leading provider of retail in-store audio/video messaging and digital signage as well. Through its affiliate Aura Multimedia Corporation and SiriusXM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI), AMTC is the largest and longest-standing authorized reseller of SiriusXM Music for Business, serving tens of thousands of businesses nationwide since 2003. A turnkey solutions provider, AMTC also manufactures a full line of commercial sound and video equipment, including amplifiers, speakers, microphones and video distribution accessories.

      News

      • 09 April 2018

        AMTC Chosen as Music Standard for Vīb®

        Clearwater, FL – April 9, 2018 - Applied Media Technologies Corporation has been selected to provide public space music for Vib, the boutique concept by Best Western® Hotels & Resorts. AMTC will provide its new RemoteLink AV digital media player, which will provide tailored music for the hotel public space, with the ability to change music styles automatically for different segments of the day. The system also offers enhanced marketing features, such as the ability to simultaneously provide music and customized messages for hold time on the hotel’s telephone system. AMTC will also provide sound equipment as part of the relationship.

        “Each Vib hotel boasts destination-authentic touch points,” said Ron Pohl, Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. “AMTC allows us to make public space music one of those touch points, with the music tailored to perfectly suit the specific destination.”

        AMTC Operations Director Josh Pedecone said, “We share our partner Best Western’s enthusiasm for this unique boutique brand. We’re confident that it will become one of the most recognizable brands in the industry, and we’re honored to have been selected to play a role in its growth.”

        About Best Western® Hotels & Resorts:

        Best Western Hotels & Resorts headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is a privately held hotel brand with a global network of 4,100† hotels in more than 100† countries and territories worldwide. Best Western offers 10 hotel brands to suit the needs of developers and guests in every market: Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, Vib®, GLo®, Executive Residency by Best Western®, and BW Premier Collection®; as well as its recently launched franchise offerings: SureStay®, SureStay Plus® and SureStay Signature Collection®. Now celebrating more than 70 years of hospitality, Best Western provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales and marketing support, and award-winning online and mobile booking capabilities. Best Western continues to set industry records regarding awards and accolades, including 64 percent of the brand’s North American hotels earning a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award in 2017, Business Travel News® ranking Best Western Plus and Best Western in the top three upper-mid-price and mid-price hotel brands for three years in a row, and Best Western receiving seven consecutive Dynatrace® Best of the Web awards for its leading hotel website. Best Western has also won eight consecutive AAA®/CAA® Lodging Partner of the Year awards, recognizing the brand’s commitment to providing exceptional service and great value to AAA’s 56 million members in the U.S. and Canada. Over 30 million travelers are members of the brand’s award-winning loyalty program Best Western Rewards®, one of the few programs in which members earn points that never expire and can be redeemed at any Best Western hotel worldwide. Best Western’s partnerships with AAA/CAA and Harley-Davidson® provide travelers with exciting ways to interact with the brand. Through its partnership with Google® Street View, Best Western is the first major company of its size and scale to launch a virtual reality experience for customers, setting a new industry standard and reinventing how guests view hotels.

        †Numbers are approximate, may fluctuate and include hotels currently in the development pipeline

        Each Best Western® branded hotel is independently owned and operated.

        About AMTC:

        Established in 1991, Applied Media Technologies Corporation is the third-largest U.S. provider of business music, audio/video messaging, digital signage and audio/video equipment. AMTC was a pioneer in providing messaging for telephone hold time, introducing the first compact disc and removable memory card message on hold systems, as well as the first Web content distribution system for on-hold messages. AMTC has leveraged its on-hold messaging experience to become a leading provider of retail in-store audio/video messaging and digital signage as well. Through its affiliate Aura Multimedia Corporation and SiriusXM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI), AMTC is the largest and longest-standing authorized reseller of SiriusXM Music for Business, serving tens of thousands of businesses nationwide since 2003. A turnkey solutions provider, AMTC also manufactures a full line of commercial sound and video equipment, including amplifiers, speakers, microphones and video distribution accessories. www.amtc.com


        Contact:
        Kimberly Wickman
        VP of Public and Investor Relations
        Applied Media Technologies Corporation
        (800)741-AMTC(2682) x154
        kwickman@amtc.com
      • 12 March 2018

        Kwik Chek Selects RemoteLink AV+ for In-Store Media

        Austin, TX – March 12, 2018 - Kwik Chek Food Stores has implemented the RemoteLink AV+ digital media player platform from Applied Media Technologies Corporation for store music and marketing for its 37 stores in Texas.

        Kevin Smartt, Kwik Chek CEO, said “We have been very pleased with the performance of our new AMTC systems. The music is excellent, and the integrated audio marketing messages are delivering measurable results. We especially like the fact that the platform will allow us to add digital signage and video when we’re ready; all we need to do is mount TVs. It’s remarkable that this powerful solution actually reduced our costs compared to the vendor we replaced.”

        “We have really enjoyed working with Kwik Chek to get their new systems rolled out. [Kwik Chek Director of IT] Daniel Gaddy has made it very smooth and easy. I’m really looking forward to helping them realize increasing benefit as we continue to add features” said Stevan Niesen, AMTC Customer Support Manager.

        AMTC will be featuring the RemoteLink AV platform in Booth 3674 at the NACS Show October 18-10 in Las Vegas.

        About Kwik Chek

        Kwik Chek Food Stores, Inc. operates a family of customer service-oriented convenience stores, grocery stores, and quick food operations. It offers homestyle meals, gourmet coffee, brewed tea, grocery items, snack foods, and more. The company is based in Bonham, Texas. www.kwikchekstores.com

        About AMTC

        Established in 1991, Applied Media Technologies Corporation is the third-largest U.S. provider of business music, audio/video messaging, digital signage and audio/video equipment. AMTC has leveraged its on-hold messaging experience to become a leading provider of retail in-store audio/video messaging and digital signage as well. Through its affiliate Aura Multimedia Corporation and SiriusXM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI), AMTC is the largest and longest-standing authorized reseller of SiriusXM Music for Business, serving tens of thousands of businesses nationwide since 2003. A turnkey solutions provider, AMTC also manufactures a full line of commercial sound and video equipment, including amplifiers, speakers, microphones and video distribution accessories. www.amtc.com


        Contact:
        Kimberly Wickman
        VP of Public and Investor Relations
        Applied Media Technologies Corporation
        (800)741-AMTC(2682) x154
        kwickman@amtc.com
      • 30 January 2018

        AMTC Named Michigan Restaurant Assoc. Allied Supplier

        AMTC Named Michigan Restaurant Assoc. Allied Supplier Lansing, MI – January 30, 2018 - The Michigan Restaurant Association has named Applied Media Technologies Corporation an Allied Supplier to reduce member costs on restaurant music and digital menu boards. The partnership was launched at the Michigan Restaurant Show in October in Novi.

        According to Alyssa Harasim, MRA Senior Director of Development and Communications, “Members have been facing tough industry headwinds, and we’ve been seeking suppliers who can offer cost reduction opportunities. Background music is used by a high percentage of our members, but there’s been little competition and prices have remained high, often $50 or more per month. With AMTC there’s no reason for a member to spend more than $20 per month.”

        “The reaction at the MRA show was fantastic. Many members told us they had been using illegal music, just hoping to not get caught. With the cost of going legit under $20 a month, there’s no reason to take the chance” said Benny Beckner, AMTC Sales Manager. “Our $99 digital menu board system also got a lot of attention at the show. Members didn’t think they could afford to go digital, and they were amazed.”

        About Michigan Restaurant Association

        Founded in 1921, the Michigan Restaurant Association (MRA) is the recognized leader of Michigan’s hospitality industry, providing essential services to the foodservice industry. The MRA represents more than 4,500 restaurant establishments in Michigan. Playing a vital role in the State’s economy, the foodservice industry employs more than 435,000 people and generating $15.9 billion in annual sales. www.michiganrestaurant.org

        About AMTC

        Established in 1991, Applied Media Technologies Corporation is the third-largest U.S. provider of business music, audio/video messaging, digital signage and audio/video equipment. AMTC was a pioneer in providing messaging for telephone hold time, introducing the first compact disc and removable memory card message on hold systems, as well as the first Web content distribution system for on-hold messages. AMTC has leveraged its on-hold messaging experience to become a leading provider of retail in-store audio/video messaging and digital signage as well. Through its affiliate Aura Multimedia Corporation and SiriusXM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI), AMTC is the largest and longest-standing authorized reseller of SiriusXM Music for Business, serving tens of thousands of businesses nationwide since 2003. www.amtc.com


        Contact:

        Kimberly Wickman
        VP of Public and Investor Relations
        Applied Media Technologies Corporation
        (800)741-AMTC(2682) x154
        kwickman@amtc.com
      • 18 December 2017

        “Music for the Masses” Fundraising Drive a Major Success

        Clearwater, FL – December 18, 2017 - Employees of Applied Media Technologies Corporation fanned out across the Tampa Bay area this past weekend to man donation stations for AMTC’s “Music for the Masses” program. The program has collected donations of used musical instruments for distribution to underprivileged children, as well as cash donations to purchase instruments and fund after-school music programs.

        “Music for the Masses has made music accessible to thousands of bay area youth. Music is the essence of what we do at AMTC. The industry has been good to us and given us more success than we ever imagined. We feel like this program helps ensure that a new generation of musicians will develop to help keep music thriving” said Josh Pedecone, AMTC Director of Sales, “I’m particularly proud that AMTC staff contributed over $10,000 to the cause.”

        About AMTC

        Established in 1991, Applied Media Technologies Corporation is the third-largest U.S. provider of business music, audio/video messaging, digital signage and audio/video equipment. AMTC was a pioneer in providing messaging for telephone hold time, introducing the first compact disc and removable memory card message on hold systems, as well as the first Web content distribution system for on-hold messages. AMTC has leveraged its on-hold messaging experience to become a leading provider of retail in-store audio/video messaging and digital signage as well. Through its affiliate Aura Multimedia Corporation and SiriusXM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI), AMTC is the largest and longest-standing authorized reseller of SiriusXM Music for Business, serving tens of thousands of businesses nationwide since 2003. A turnkey solutions provider, AMTC also manufactures a full line of commercial sound and video equipment, including amplifiers, speakers, microphones and video distribution accessories. www.amtc.com


        Contact:
        Kimberly Wickman
        VP of Public and Investor Relations
        Applied Media Technologies Corporation
        (800)741-AMTC(2682) x154
        kwickman@amtc.com
      • 11 September 2017

        AMTC Announced as New GRA Allied Partner

        Atlanta, GA - September 11, 2017 - The Georgia Restaurant Association has announced Applied Media Technologies Corporation as a new allied partner for restaurant music and marketing. AMTC has agreed to provide substantial discounts to GRA members on background music, digital signage and menu boards and sound systems.

        “Especially in light of the challenging economic environment many of our members face, we are seeking opportunities to partner with vendors who can help reduce operating costs. With the GRA discounts, AMTC offers pricing significantly below prevailing rates. We were particularly impressed with their low-cost digital signage and digital menu board solution, which is an area many of our members had been seeking but had found financially out of reach” said Ryan Costigan, GRA Director of Membership.

        AMTC Account Executive Dawn Francett said “We take particular pride in helping independent operators achieve marketing sophistication and a customer experience that’s on par with the biggest chains, but at a price they can afford.”

        AMTC will be in Booth 309 at the Atlanta Food Service Expo September 18-19 at the Cobb Galleria Center.

        About Georgia Restaurant Association

        The Georgia Restaurant Association provides a unified voice for an industry comprising over 17,000 foodservice and drinking places in the state of Georgia with total sales in excess of $18.9 billion and provides more than 438,900 jobs, second only to Agribusiness, in non-government employment. GRA has swelled to a membership of nearly 500 corporate member companies, representing almost 4,000 restaurants. With a chapter in Savannah, and members across the state, the GRA continues to grow. www.garestaurants.org

        About AMTC

        Established in 1991, Applied Media Technologies Corporation is the third-largest U.S. provider of business music, audio/video messaging, digital signage and audio/video equipment. AMTC was a pioneer in providing messaging for telephone hold time, introducing the first compact disc and removable memory card message on hold systems, as well as the first Web content distribution system for on-hold messages. AMTC has leveraged its on-hold messaging experience to become a leading provider of retail in-store audio/video messaging and digital signage as well. Through its affiliate Aura Multimedia Corporation and SiriusXM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI), AMTC is the largest and longest-standing authorized reseller of SiriusXM Music for Business, serving tens of thousands of businesses nationwide since 2003. A turnkey solutions provider, AMTC also manufactures a full line of commercial sound and video equipment, including amplifiers, speakers, microphones and video distribution accessories. www.amtc.com

        Contact:
        Kimberly Wickman
        VP of Public and Investor Relations
        Applied Media Technologies Corporation
        (800)741-AMTC(2682) x154
        kwickman@amtc.com

      • 01 September 2017

        AmericInn® Recommends RemoteLink AV Platform

        Chanhassen, MN – September 1, 2017 - AmericInn International, LLC has selected the RemoteLink AV from Applied Media Technologies Corporation as its recommended hotel music and telephone on hold messaging platform. The RemoteLink AV will feature a new lobby music option, Eos. AMTC has been AmericInn’s preferred vendor for over a decade, providing SiriusXM as the music for hotels nationwide. AMTC will continue to service existing AmericInn SiriusXM users. SiriusXM is not yet available on the RemoteLink AV platform, which allows integration of background music with marketing content including audio messages, digital signage and video.

        “When I met with Clayton (AMTC CEO Clayton Burton) in New York for the HX Show, he told me about their new digital media platform. I immediately saw the value and marketing potential for the AmericInn brand. When he told me the price point, I knew our owners would love it” said Paul Kirwin, AmericInn’s CEO and President. “We just installed it at our newest property in Winona and are very pleased with the results.” AMTC CEO Clayton Burton said “AmericInn has been a great partner for many years, and they were one of the first to see our new technology. They’re very progressive and ‘got it’ immediately. We’re excited to help AmericInn owners provide the best guest experience in the market.”

        About AmericInn

        AmericInn® is the largest mid-scale hotel brand in the upper midwest with over 200 locations currently open or under development in 24 states. The brand is dedicated to providing an exceptional lodging value for its guests by offering spacious, comfortable guestrooms, great rates and amenities such as free, hot, homestyle AmericInn Perk breakfast, free hotel-wide wireless high-speed Internet, inviting swimming pools and Easy Rewards guest loyalty program. AmericInn is part of Northcott Hospitality, owner and developer of successful franchised hospitality brands for more than 50 years. For more information or reservations visit www.AmericInn.com or call 1-800-634-3444.

        About AMTC

        Established in 1991, Applied Media Technologies Corporation is the third-largest U.S. provider of business music, audio/video messaging, digital signage and audio/video equipment. AMTC was a pioneer in providing messaging for telephone hold time, introducing the first compact disc and removable memory card message on hold systems, as well as the first Web content distribution system for on-hold messages. AMTC has leveraged its on-hold messaging experience to become a leading provider of retail in-store audio/video messaging and digital signage as well. Through its affiliate Aura Multimedia Corporation and SiriusXM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI), AMTC is the largest and longest-standing authorized reseller of SiriusXM Music for Business, serving tens of thousands of businesses nationwide since 2003. A turnkey solutions provider, AMTC also manufactures a full line of commercial sound and video equipment, including amplifiers, speakers, microphones and video distribution accessories. www.amtc.com


        Contact:
        Kimberly Wickman
        VP of Public and Investor Relations
        Applied Media Technologies Corporation
        (800)741-AMTC(2682) x154
        kwickman@amtc.com
      • 11 July 2017

        AMTC Partners with Bruster’s Real Ice Cream for Store Music

        Bridgewater, PA - July 11, 2017 - Bruster’s Real Ice Cream named Applied Media Technologies Corporation its preferred partner for in-store music. Using AMTC’s new RemoteLink AV digital media player, Bruster’s shops will have the opportunity to enhance their guest experience with music and integration of fun, relatable marketing messages into an already upbeat environment.

        “Bruster’s is always working to serve premium ice cream in a fun environment,” said Dave Guido, Bruster’s Senior Vice President of Operations. “AMTC’s audio system will not only enhance the overall guest experience, but will offer the ability to deliver timely messages about the availability of specialty ice cream flavors and current promotions.”

        AMTC Account Executive Clayton “Bear” Burton III said, “We’re excited to help Bruster’s stores achieve a great atmosphere, as well as enhance its profitability with in-store marketing.”

        About Bruster’s

        Bruster’s Real Ice Cream features 150 flavors of premium, handcrafted ice cream, yogurt, Italian ice, sherbet and sorbet. Starting with a proprietary, home-style mix delivered fresh from its dairy, Certified Ice Cream Makers in each shop craft at least 24 flavors on site every day. There are nearly 200 independently owned locations in 20 states, Guyana and South Korea. Click here for franchise information.

        About AMTC

        Established in 1991, Applied Media Technologies Corporation is the third-largest U.S. provider of business music, audio/video messaging, digital signage and audio/video equipment. AMTC was a pioneer in providing messaging for telephone hold time, introducing the first compact disc and removable memory card message on hold systems, as well as the first Web content distribution system for on-hold messages. AMTC has leveraged its on-hold messaging experience to become a leading provider of retail in-store audio/video messaging and digital signage as well. Through its affiliate Aura Multimedia Corporation and SiriusXM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI), AMTC is the largest and longest-standing authorized reseller of SiriusXM Music for Business, serving tens of thousands of businesses nationwide since 2003. A turnkey solutions provider, AMTC also manufactures a full line of commercial sound and video equipment, including amplifiers, speakers, microphones and video distribution accessories. www.amtc.com

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        Contact:
        Kimberly Wickman
        VP of Public and Investor Relations
        Applied Media Technologies Corporation
        (800)741-AMTC(2682) x154
        kwickman@amtc.com

      • 06 January 2017

        Joshua Pedecone Tapped as Director of Sales

        Clearwater, FL - January 6, 2017 - Applied Media Technologies Corporation has promoted Joshua Pedecone to Director of Sales. Pedecone began his career at AMTC as an Account Executive in 2012, and had most recently served as a Major Accounts Executive. He graduated with a B.S. in Marketing from York College in York, NE and has held a variety of sales and marketing positions at companies including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Consumer Energy Solutions, Inc.

        Pedecone said “I appreciate the faith AMTC has placed in me by giving me this promotion. Achieving this position in just five years at the company is testament to the opportunity here. From day one, senior management made it clear that I could increase my responsibilities as quickly as I felt comfortable. We are growing so quickly that there is virtually unlimited opportunity here for sharp, driven people.”

        “Josh caught our attention immediately upon his arrival. He’s got a fire in his belly that’s infectious” said Tom Coppola, AMTC Director of Operations. “With the recent launch of our new RemoteLink AV delivery platform, sales are exploding. It’s a very exciting time here, and we’re confident that Josh is the right guy to lead the sales team.”

        About AMTC

        Established in 1991, Applied Media Technologies Corporation is the third-largest U.S. provider of business music, audio/video messaging, digital signage and audio/video equipment. AMTC was a pioneer in providing messaging for telephone hold time, introducing the first compact disc and removable memory card message on hold systems, as well as the first Web content distribution system for on-hold messages. AMTC has leveraged its on-hold messaging experience to become a leading provider of retail in-store audio/video messaging and digital signage as well. Through its affiliate Aura Multimedia Corporation and SiriusXM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI), AMTC is the largest and longest-standing authorized reseller of SiriusXM Music for Business, serving tens of thousands of businesses nationwide since 2003. A turnkey solutions provider, AMTC also manufactures a full line of commercial sound and video equipment, including amplifiers, speakers, microphones and video distribution accessories. www.amtc.com

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        Contact:
        Kimberly Wickman
        VP of Public and Investor Relations
        Applied Media Technologies Corporation
        (800)741-AMTC(2682) x154
        kwickman@amtc.com

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          Evgenija Trajkoska, Eos Music Supervisor

          About Evgenija:

          Originally from Macedonia, Evgenija sometimes feels like she’s spent most of her life at University. She boasts a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from the Faculty of Economics at FON University in Skopje and a Master's degree in International Business from the Faculty of Economics at University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. She is new to Eos, but is already working with high-profile retail clients across Europe to curate the perfect business music for their store environments. In her free time Evgenija enjoys live music, reading (especially Balkan history) and hanging out with friends.

          Reposted by permission from eosmusic.com.
        • 01 May 2018

          Eos New Artist: Kaela Sinclair

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          Aleksandr Laali, Eos Chief Music Supervisor

          About Alek:

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          Reposted by permission from eosmusic.com.
        • 10 April 2018

          Eos New Artist: Arlo

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          Kiki Tamm, Eos Music Supervisor

          About Kiki
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          Reposted by permission from eosmusic.com.
        • 31 March 2018

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          Evgenija Trajkoska, Eos Music Supervisor

          About Evgenija:

          Originally from Macedonia, Evgenija sometimes feels like she’s spent most of her life at University. She boasts a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from the Faculty of Economics at FON University in Skopje and a Master's degree in International Business from the Faculty of Economics at University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. She is new to Eos, but is already working with high-profile retail clients across Europe to curate the perfect business music for their store environments. In her free time Evgenija enjoys live music, reading (especially Balkan history) and hanging out with friends.

          Reposted by permission from eosmusic.com.
        • 28 March 2018

          SXSW Journal Pt. 1 – Live Show Highlights

          The Eos team works relentlessly to keep our music fresh. Live shows at events like SXSW give us the chance to discover new artists, and hear new material from artists we already follow. Only somewhat recovered from the grueling journey home, I wanted to share a few notes from the trip.

          I caught Canadian DJ Ludo playing at The Bungalow on Monday, March 12, so it was not a regular start of the week. His set started at 12:30am and lasted until 1:50am. Hey, I can sleep when I’m dead. Over the years, Ludo has developed a specific style influenced by the internationally renowned artists he has performed with. Some of those include big names, such as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, EDX, Hardwell, Showtek and Tiësto. I play Ludo’s Love Me Dead on BSP Hot, Alt Buzz and 2K.

          That night The Bungalow also hosted Canadian electronic duo Wake Island. Their set lasted only 40 minutes, but it was electrifying. Philippe Manasseh and Nadim Maghzal are both Lebanese immigrants who met in Montreal and started creating music together. Their music is a connection between their Arab roots and current Western lives. The cultural blend represents dance music accompanied by the lyrical skills of veteran songwriters. They are working on their third album, and until it drops, listen to Never Entirely There on Eos BSP Hot, Indie Pop and The Campus.

          The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs is the glorious fifth album by the band Wye Oak. They have performed four times at SXSW, and frankly, our team still can’t get enough of them. Our favorite performance was the one at the Lustre Pearl, and their music perfectly suited the casual bar. The music is unapologetic, written without doubts and second-guessing, resulting in typical Wye Oak. You can hear their Before on AAA and The Campus, and Glory on The Campus and BSP Hot.

          Superchunk says that the demoralizing election of 2016 encouraged them to release an album after four years of silence. The band has been together for nearly three decades, and it seemed to many that they lost their momentum. They’ve proven otherwise. They performed twice during SXSW, once at Mohawk Outdoor, and once at The Main. They said “It would be strange to be in a band, at least our band, and make a record that completely ignored the surrounding circumstances that we live in and that our kids are going to grow up in.” What A Time To Be Alive is a record about a dire and depressing situation, but it’s not dire and depressing to listen to. Check it out on The Campus.
          Aleksandr Laali, Eos Chief Music Supervisor

          About Alek:

          Hailing from Talinn, Estonia, Alek says music seems to be in his DNA. His mother has a VHS tape of him as a toddler drumming to music using kitchen utensils. He spent a couple of years at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, but dropped out to tour Europe with his band Jätku Leiba. He finally had to “grow up and get a real job”, holding programming jobs at several Eastern European radio stations. He was Eos’ first Music Supervisor, and as we’ve grown, he’s added others to his team who share his passion for music. Outside of music, Alek enjoys spending time with his wife Trini and their cat Kalju.

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        • 17 March 2018

          Now and Then – The Week’s Billboard Number One Single

          Ever since it was released, Drake’s God’s Plan has been a giant, and now it’s proving to be an even bigger one. It has been the number one hit on the Billboard 100 for 8 weeks now. God’s Plan is dominating the streaming platforms. It has logged seven of the top 10 streaming weeks ever, with over 82 million U.S. streams.

          In 2008, the reign of Low by Flo Rida was ended by Love in This Club by Usher featuring Young Jeezy. The song debuted at number 83 on March 1, 2008, the following week it moved to number 51, and topped the chart this week 10 years ago. The song was produced by Polow da Don, during his weekend stay in Las Vegas for the MTV Video Music Awards. He said “If you listen to the beat, the synths and everything has a [Las] Vegas feel to it. Making love in the club, people in [Las] Vegas are kinda wild.” Sadly, we can’t play Love in This Club on Eos due to the subject matter, but it’s a good song none the less.

          Will Smith’s Getting’ Jiggy Wit It topped the chart in 1998. The catchphrase “getting jiggy wit it” originated from this song. Will said in an interview that “jiggy” is associated with “jigaboo”, which is a derogatory term for African-Americans. Therefore, its literal meaning is “getting African-American with it” and is referencing the innate sense of rhythm in people of color. We get jiggy with the song on our 90s and Throwback channels.

          40 years ago, Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley was the number one hit. The song is the first single from Rick’s debut album Whenever You Need Somebody. The album was released in 1987 and the song was number one hit for five consecutive weeks in the singer’s native United Kingdom. Eventually, it topped the charts in 25 countries. Never Gonna Give You Up is definitely popular on Eos, played on BSP Smile, BSP Medium, 80s and Throwback.

          In 1978, the Bee Gees topped the chart with Night Fever. The group put the drums and the acoustic guitar first and locked the feel of the song. Then they put the piano, the bass, and at last the heavy guitar parts. The thunder sound they used completed the song, which can be heard on Eos’ Dance Party, Yesteryear and 70s channels.
          Evgenija Trajkoska, Eos Music Supervisor

          About Evgenija:

          Originally from Macedonia, Evgenija sometimes feels like she’s spent most of her life at University. She boasts a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from the Faculty of Economics at FON University in Skopje and a Master's degree in International Business from the Faculty of Economics at University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. She is new to Eos, but is already working with high-profile retail clients across Europe to curate the perfect business music for their store environments. In her free time Evgenija enjoys live music, reading (especially Balkan history) and hanging out with friends.

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        • 10 March 2018

          Now and Then – The Week’s Billboard Number One Single

          If I was a lazy blogger I really could have just reposted last week’s Now and Then. Drake’s God’s Plan debuted as number one and has maintained its top position for the sixth week in a row. Drake is the first male artist since Elton John whose single has spent its first six weeks as number one. Even before, God’s Plan was one of the most dominant number one singles for 2018, but it continues to strengthen its position. The single is already eligible for to be four times platinum, and it seems that multiple is about to increase.

          In 2008, Flo Rida’s single Low had remained number one for ten consecutive weeks, but this would be its last week ruling the charts. Low has been downloaded over 6 million times, which makes it the most downloaded single of that decade. It earned the third position on the Billboard 100 Songs of the Decade.

          My Heart Will Go On was number one single for a second week in a row in 1998. Even though it lost its peak position the next week, My Heart Will Go On has been Celine Dion’s biggest hit, and is considered to be her signature song. Its worldwide sales estimate is 18 million copies, which makes it the eighth best-selling single ever, and second best-selling single by a female artist. Last year, Celine Dion performed the song at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards to honor the 20th Anniversary of ,i>Titanic.

          40 years ago, George Michael’s ‘Father Figure’ was number one single for a second consecutive week. The music video for the song won Best Direction of a Video at the 1988 MTV Video Music Awards. It portrays the relationship between a cab driver, played by Michael in the video, and a high-fashion model. Check it out here.

          Keeping things consistent, 40 years ago in 1978 the number one single was still (Love Is) Thicker Than Water. According to Billboard magazine, the song is "a midtempo ballad that changes pace from a lushly romantic and soft [Andy] Gibb vocal to an uptempo instrumental drive. Plenty of melody and another catchy hook".
          Evgenija Trajkoska, Eos Music Supervisor

          About Evgenija:

          Originally from Macedonia, Evgenija sometimes feels like she’s spent most of her life at University. She boasts a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from the Faculty of Economics at FON University in Skopje and a Master's degree in International Business from the Faculty of Economics at University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. She is new to Eos, but is already working with high-profile retail clients across Europe to curate the perfect business music for their store environments. In her free time Evgenija enjoys live music, reading (especially Balkan history) and hanging out with friends.

          Reposted by permission from eosmusic.com.
        • 08 March 2018

          Eos New Artist: Samantha LaPorta

          One of the best feelings in the world is discovering music you love by an artist you have never heard before. That is why I am sharing my latest discovery with you: the young artist Samantha LaPorta. Just 16 years old, Samantha has been captivating audiences in local beach venues in her hometown of Boca Raton, FL. Her vocal skills, accompanied with the soulful guitar playing, caught the eyes of local TV stations. She started doing televised shows, gaining an even wider audience.

          Part of the audience were the multi-platinum selling producer/songwriter Jason Nevins and the hit-selling singer/songwriter Lucas Prata. They instantly recognized the potential in her talent and flew her to New York to record her first singles. In a press release, Prata says “Samantha has the vocal chops of a seasoned singer - not someone just getting started. That made us believe she has what it takes.”

          She released her debut single Summertime Hold On Me in the summer of 2016. A national coffee franchise picked up the single and that summer it was heard from coast to coast. She completed the year with a holiday single Santa’s Back In Business, which was played on Radio Disney.

          Her latest release, the single Own the Night, is getting heavy play on Eos, with spots on BSP Medium and Hot as well as Pop Nation and Premier Pop. The rising star posted on her Instagram account that she’s about to drop a new single. I’m sure it’ll be awesome and we’ll give it lots of love on Eos!
          Kiki Tamm, Eos Music Supervisor

          About Kiki
          A native of Talinn, Estonia, you could say Kiki has music in her blood, literally. Both of Kiki’s parents were members of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the leading orchestra in Estonia. A classically-trained pianist, Kiki loves that her knowledge and love of music can be the basis for her career, and takes pride that her work is enjoyed by consumers visiting businesses served by Eos Music. In her free time Kiki enjoys canoeing, hiking, sailing, and cycling.

          Reposted by permission from eosmusic.com.
        • 05 March 2018

          Drake’s God’s Plan video is more than a PR stunt and here’s why

          Drake just surprised his fans with the heartwarming video for his hit single God’s Plan. It is a beautifully-lensed video directed by Karena Evans, who followed the star around Miami as he gave away the money set aside to pay for the production of the video.

          It’s an emotional rollercoaster, and you can’t help but feel overwhelmed by feelings of happiness. On the other hand, it’s reasonable to argue that the most genuine and charitable gestures are made off-camera, and some accuse Drake of being self-serving. I mean, really? Judging by the lyrics of God’s Plan I would say this is a genuine example of an artist putting his label’s money where his mouth is.

          Over the years, the goofy memes and dad-dancing made Drake an easy target for rap beef. Although he has been calm and graceful about it, on God’s Plan, he states that he is tired of it: “I been movin’ calm, don’t start no trouble with me / Tryna keep it peaceful is a struggle for me.”

          God’s Plan is Drake’s personal diary entry. The video is dedicated to his fans, but really is about him, and the way he wants to be even when the conditions are not optimal. That is why Drake is at his most sincere in the video. He is doing good deeds for his fans, but ultimately is reminding himself and the world that it is who he is. Because of this, the video feels natural and not contrived. He is interacting with his fans not as an artist, but as a person. He is really there and he’s into it. Check out this behind the scenes video and see it for yourself. Eos is spinning God’s Plan on The Block, Pop Nation and BSP Hot. Enjoy! ☺
          Kiki Tamm, Eos Music Supervisor

          About Kiki
          A native of Talinn, Estonia, you could say Kiki has music in her blood, literally. Both of Kiki’s parents were members of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the leading orchestra in Estonia. A classically-trained pianist, Kiki loves that her knowledge and love of music can be the basis for her career, and takes pride that her work is enjoyed by consumers visiting businesses served by Eos Music. In her free time Kiki enjoys canoeing, hiking, sailing, and cycling.

          Reposted by permission from www.eosmusic.com.
        • 03 March 2018

          Now and Then – The Week’s Billboard Number One Single

          The number one single on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the week of March 3 is again Drake’s God’s Plan. In only 7 days the hit single has been streamed 101.7 times (as reported by Billboard). The increase in streams followed the release of the video for the song. The video, which went viral, shows Drake giving away the entire budget for it to unsuspecting members of the public.

          Low by Flo Rida continued its reign on the charts this week in 2008. What was interesting about this song is that it was the debut single from the debut studio album by the rapper. It also held the peak position on the charts in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand.

          In 1998, My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion ruled this week’s Hot 100. The song was originally released in 1997 on Celine Dion’s album Let’s Talk About Love and the Titanic soundtrack album. In 1998 it became number one all over the world, including Australia, Canada, United Stated and United Kingdom.

          30 years ago, George Michael’s 1988 hit Father Figure sat atop Billboard’s chart. Father Figure is one of six number one singles by George Michael in the U.S. However, the song failed to reach the top ten in Michaels’ home country. Its peak position on the UK Singles Chart was number eleven.

          (Love Is) Thicker Than Water by Andy Gibb dethroned Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees and became number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 this week in 1978. Before ruling the charts, the song was certified Gold in the United States. This was a period when Gibb brothers were dominating the charts.
          Evgenija Trajkoska, Eos Music Supervisor

          About Evgenija:

          Originally from Macedonia, Evgenija sometimes feels like she’s spent most of her life at University. She boasts a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from the Faculty of Economics at FON University in Skopje and a Master's degree in International Business from the Faculty of Economics at University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. She is new to Eos, but is already working with high-profile retail clients across Europe to curate the perfect business music for their store environments. In her free time Evgenija enjoys live music, reading (especially Balkan history) and hanging out with friends.

          Reposted by permission from www.eosmusic.com. Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
        • 01 March 2018

          New Release News: Sean Paul with David Guetta and Becky G – “Mad Love”

          Looks like the anticipation is about to end, because Sean Paul has just dropped another single from his upcoming album. Following the two massive hits by featuring on Sia’s Cheap Thrills and Clean Bandit’s Rockabye, he is ready to capitalize on his comeback. He signed with Island Records in 2016, and has been working since on his still untitled seventh studio album. Mad Love follows the previous singles She Call Me and Body featuring Migos. It’s produced by David Guetta and features the rising Mexican-American singer Becky G. The song is an island-flavored collaboration that will get you dancing the moment you hear it. "I've been working on this record for a long time. It was a pleasure to work with David Guetta and his team as we got the production to the perfect sound. It was also great to work with Becky G and her team. Nuff love to all of them! The song is full of energy and I can’t wait for people to hear it!", Paul said in a press release. Becky G agreed “It’s a dream come true to have the opportunity to collaborate with an icon like Sean. Music brings people together and that’s exactly what this song does. Mad Love will give you the energy you need to get up and get on the dance floor!”

          What are you waiting for? Feel the rhythm on Eos Pop Nation and BSP Hot.
          Kiki Tamm, Eos Music Supervisor

          About Kiki
          A native of Talinn, Estonia, you could say Kiki has music in her blood, literally. Both of Kiki’s parents were members of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the leading orchestra in Estonia. A classically-trained pianist, Kiki loves that her knowledge and love of music can be the basis for her career, and takes pride that her work is enjoyed by consumers visiting businesses served by Eos Music. In her free time Kiki enjoys canoeing, hiking, sailing, and cycling.

          Reposted by permission from eosmusic.com. Photo by Gregg on Flickr under Creative Commons license.
        • 26 February 2018

          New Release News: PRETTYMUCH –“10,000 Hours”

          PRETTYMUCH debuted in 2017 with their ‘90s-channeling bop Would You Mind and have not made a mistake since. They have brought their music to the 21st century with Teacher, teamed up with French Montana for No More and impressed with their vocals on the a-capella Open Arms. Their new single, 10,000 Hours is no different. They have been performing it at live shows so far, and the track became their fans’ favorite in a matter of minutes.

          10,000 Hours was released on Valentine’s Day, and frankly, the timing was just perfect. 10,000 Hours is a beautiful ballad that describes the pure feeling that arises when you invest you energy into someone you love and adore. The boys are singing it with angelic voices and its beat will get you hooked right away. It’s gonna’ make girls swoon, but don’t take my word for it, check it out on Eos Premier Pop and BSP Hot.
          Kiki Tamm, Eos Music Supervisor

          About Kiki
          A native of Talinn, Estonia, you could say Kiki has music in her blood, literally. Both of Kiki’s parents were members of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the leading orchestra in Estonia. A classically-trained pianist, Kiki loves that her knowledge and love of music can be the basis for her career, and takes pride that her work is enjoyed by consumers visiting businesses served by Eos Music. In her free time Kiki enjoys canoeing, hiking, sailing, and cycling.

          Reposted by permission from eosmusic.com.
        • 22 February 2018

          How music helps us to connect with our favorite brands

          Do we need to talk about the importance of music in our life? You are probably listening to music while reading this. Music helps brands to create a unique connection with its customers, and here’s why.

          Music is universal
          While there are many languages in this world, music is the only one that can be understood by everyone. It conveys feelings and emotions that everyone can interpret. Music can transcend all kinds of barriers. It taps into people’s feelings and allows for the creation of a real and honest bond between the brand and the customers.

          Emotional connectedness

          Humans are creatures of sensation. Hearing is one of our five basic senses, which we are reliant on even before we start talking. We experience the world through sensations, and only describe it using words. That is why music connects us with the brand in an emotional way. It highlights the relationship we have and it helps us create a personal relationship. Because of this relationship, we have favorite places and products; those are our friends that we love to spend time with.

          Engagement
          Consumerism came along with the cluttered advertising space. Nobody wants to be bothered by unwanted advertisements, so we developed a habit of avoiding them. However, avoiding also means missing things we actually do want to see. That is why brands are developing their signature sounds. Recognizing the signature sound of our favorite brands encourages engagement. It makes us feel, recreates the emotions we are experiencing when actually using the service or the product, only by listening to those few notes which are representing it.

          Music is all about the experience
          Everything we consume is not because of the need it satisfies, because, let’s face it, that need can be satisfied by many other brands; but because of the experience it offers. Experiences are aesthetic expressions that cause deep emotions. Music strengthens the experience conveyed by the brand, it allows us to feel sensations and recall memories, instead of just plain using products and services. Music is major factor in creating and setting up the full experience.

          Exclusivity
          The relationships we form with brands feel unique and individual, even when we are aware that the brand mass-produces and is selling its services to a wide audience. Music is helping the brands create that individualistic experience that feels authentic to the brand. Brands even create custom-made playlists that are tailored to represent its core values and connect with the audience on a deep emotional level. Applied Media Technologies Corporation has been helping customers build their brands through digital technologies for over 25 years. Our teams are creating custom-made playlists tailored for specific brands. We are experts in conveying the character of the brand through music and therefore enable the personal relationship to happen. Contact us to find out more.
          Katie Nole, AMTC Demographic Analyst

          About Katie
          Katie works with AMTC Major Accounts to analyze their customer demographics, and then with Eos Music Supervisors to help curate the right playlist based on her analysis. She insists that she’s not just a “science geek”. She’s an alumni counselor for her college sorority Phi Mu, maintains an active fitness regimen and loves the beach.
        • 21 February 2018

          Eos Artist of the Month: Ed Sheeran

          Without a doubt, 2017 was Ed Sheeran’s year. He was the most streamed artist globally, and dominated the charts with his record-breaking album Divide. In a huge surprise to his fans, Sheeran was not nominated in the major Grammy categories this year. Divide was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album, and his single Shape Of You for Best Pop Solo Performance. Needless to say, he took home both of the awards. However, he was excluded from the Album of the Year and Song of the Year categories. Even Ellen DeGeneres expressed her disappointment that Shape of You was not up for Song of the Year.

          Our Eos Artist of the Month, in his genuine and authentic way, confessed that the biggest win for him is the people who are actually affected by and enjoying his music. And how can we not, when it is so pure and emotional. I’ve been smitten by his song Perfect, even before finding out that it is about his highschool sweetheart, with whom he has been together for three years so far, and plans to spend his lifetime with her. So, congratulations are in order ☺.

          Even though Divide was snubbed by the Grammys, it is bringing him nominations throughout the globe. He has several 2018 Brit Awards nominations, including those for British Male Solo Artist and Divide for British Album of the Year, while Shape of You for best British Single and best British Video. Besides being nominated, Ed Sheeran will also perform his song Supermarket Flowers during the ceremony. He also has nominations in five categories for the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards, where he is also set to perform.

          In the meantime, his songs continue to rule the charts, as well as his collaboration with Eminem called River, and the duet with Beyonce. The popularity of his songs show no signs of waning.

          Ed Sheeran is also planning to dedicate 2018 to his fans. He is going on a massive tour throughout the world. He’s starting in March in Australia, then Asia, Europe and he will have his grand finale in North America.

          It seems to me that not only 2017, but also 2018 will be Ed Sheeran’s year. And since we at Eos Music Corporation are huge fans of his, we’ve named him this month’s Eos Artist of the Month.
          Evgenija Trajkoska, Eos Music Supervisor

          About Evgenija:

          Originally from Macedonia, Evgenija sometimes feels like she’s spent most of her life at University. She boasts a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from the Faculty of Economics at FON University in Skopje and a Master's degree in International Business from the Faculty of Economics at University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. She is new to Eos, but is already working with high-profile retail clients across Europe to curate the perfect business music for their store environments. In her free time Evgenija enjoys live music, reading (especially Balkan history) and hanging out with friends.

          Reposted by permission from www.eosmusic.com. Photo by Eva Rinaldi under Creative Commons license.
        • 17 February 2018

          Now and Then – The Week’s Billboard Number One Single

          The number one single on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the week of February 17 was God’s Plan by Drake. Following Drake's 2017 playlist More Life, the Toronto MC surprised his fans on January 19, 2018 by dropping two songs from his Scary Hours EP. With its bouncy flow, this orchestral melodic track is the more commercial of the two releases.

          10 years ago, in 2008, the spot was held by Low, from Flo Rida featuring T-Pain. The first U.S. number-one single for FloRida, Low was the longest-running number-one of 2008, topping the chart for 10 consecutive weeks.

          20 years ago, 1998’s top single this week was Usher’s Nice & Slow. His first number-one single on the BillboardHot 100 chart, the beat was created first, and the lyrics were fitted to it. The composition and recording of Nice & Slow took just four hours, according to co-writer Jermaine Dupri.

          30 years ago, 1988 saw Got My Mind Set on You from George Harrison in the top spot. Of Harrison's three number-one singles in the US, it was both the only song not written or composed by Harrison himself and the only one without religious overtones. It also was not only the last US No. 1 hit by Harrison, but also from any of the ex-Beatles (as of 2017) in the US.

          Looking back 40 years to 1978, the Bee Gee’s grabbed number one with Stayin’ Alive. The song plays over the opening credits of the 1977 movie Saturday Night Fever while John Travolta struts through the streets of New York City. The movie has come to represent the Disco era, and has made this the song most associated with Disco.

          Even though Eos Music Supervisors tend to be Millenials, we pride ourselves on mastering music, and curating business music channels, spanning many generations. Putting together this weekly blog is a fun way to get a snapshot of what was hot going back four decades. It’s sometimes surprising to see commonalities in the songs.
          Kiki Tamm, Eos Music Supervisor

          About Kiki
          A native of Talinn, Estonia, you could say Kiki has music in her blood, literally. Both of Kiki’s parents were members of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the leading orchestra in Estonia. A classically-trained pianist, Kiki loves that her knowledge and love of music can be the basis for her career, and takes pride that her work is enjoyed by consumers visiting businesses served by Eos Music. In her free time Kiki enjoys canoeing, hiking, sailing, and cycling.

          Reposted by permission from www.eosmusic.com. Photo by Flickr under Creative Commons license.
        • 15 February 2018

          New Release News: Muse - “Thought Contagion”

          Muse is finally back with a new sound. During an interview with KROQ DJ Stryker in 2017, lead singer Matt Bellamy revealed that Muse was mixing a new track, similar to Fury. Thought Contagion was released today as a single. It’s inspired by American news stations and living in the Trump era in general. The band thinks that lots of airtime is given to crazy ideas, while at the same time those ideas are like a virus that is spreading contagiously.

          For the song, the band used the skittish drum patterns of Trap. They have always followed emerging styles and embraced them, and the influence of contemporary music has always been a theme in their songs. Bellamy told nme.com “We’re getting into blending genres and eras together, both in the styles and in the music”.

          Muse is still working on their eighth album. In an interview with Rolling Stone Bellamy said that they are mixing things up, and releasing singles before the album is ready. In that way there is a quick turnaround. He is saying that the album will be a mixed bag, because the songs are quite different. This way fans are able to be a part of their creative process. Even though there is a long wait for the album, hearing some of the songs, and reacting to them, will help Muse in perfecting the final product.

          Besides dropping singles, the band is sharing photos from their time at the studio.

          Eos is now playingThought Contagion on Alt Buzz and BSP Hot.

          Evgenija Trajkoska, Eos Music Supervisor

          About Evgenija:

          Originally from Macedonia, Evgenija sometimes feels like she’s spent most of her life at University. She boasts a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from the Faculty of Economics at FON University in Skopje and a Master's degree in International Business from the Faculty of Economics at University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. She is new to Eos, but is already working with high-profile retail clients across Europe to curate the perfect business music for their store environments. In her free time Evgenija enjoys live music, reading (especially Balkan history) and hanging out with friends.

          Reposted by permission from eosmusic.com. Photo by Steve Collis under Creative Commons license.
        • 20 December 2017

          Upbeat music makes employees more cooperative, according to researchers

          Employees’ productivity and efficiency in the office is an important issue for managers. They are constantly working on strategies that would enable their employees to be high-performing. However, a simple way of achieving it has been hiding in plain sight, and it involves playing upbeat office music.

          Upbeat music has positive effects on employees
          Research published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior studied music as an environmental aspect of professional workplaces and the influence it has on the employees. The conclusion of this research was that upbeat, happy music has positive effects on the cooperation and productivity among the employees.

          Similar research, published by the Harvard Business Review, concludes that “happy music produces positive effects” on employees working in teams. Teams that were listening to upbeat music before performing a task proved to be more likely to cooperate, less self-interested and invested in the greater good of the group.

          These conclusions were made based on the results of an experiment with two groups. The first group listened to a loop of songs with warmth and happy rhythms. The samples included:
          · “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and The Waves;
          · “Happy Days” by Pratt and McClain;
          · “Yellow Submarine” by The Beatles;
          · “Brown-Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison.

          The second group listened to music that was distinctly different to the former. The loop consisted of “unhappy” music with arrhythmic song structures and screamed lyrics. The samples included:
          · “Smokahontas,” by Attack Attack!;
          · “You Ain’t No Family,” by iwrestledabearonce.

          In the following stage of the experiment, the groups were given tokens. They could keep all the tokens, or deposit some to a team fund, and if they deposited the tokens to the team fund, their contributions would be multiplied by one and a half. The choice put emphasis on the importance of public good and cooperation. Unsurprisingly, the participants of the first group were more likely to share the tokens with their group.

          Furthermore, the researchers tested one more group, which did not listen to music at all. This group, and the one that listened to “unhappy” music, proved to be less likely to share their tokens. The “happy” music induced cooperation and consequently efficiency within the team, and in the work space.

          Are you ready to enhance the productivity of your employees with music?
          Overhead music does not have an effect only on a business’ customers, it can affect the employees as well. In fact, upbeat overhead music in the workspace can help you enhance the efficiency straight at the core of your business. Researcher Kevin Kniffin agrees, as written in the Harvard Business Review, “managers should be more attentive to the effects that sound may have on their employees, not just their customers.”

          Eos was created with a single mission: to create the perfect music service for business environments. Its music curators employ multiple scientific disciplines, including demography and psychology, combined with decades of experience in the industry and a deep love of music, to craft channels perfectly suited for a wide variety of business environments. If you think your business might be enhanced by having the right music and sound system, we’d love to speak with you.
          Conrad Blake, AMTC Account Manager

          About Conrad
          Conrad has been an Account Manager with AMTC since 2014. A graduate of University of Central Florida, Conrad developed his love of music in middle school, playing guitar in what started as a neighborhood garage band. Gabby’s Love stayed together through high school and college and helped cover tuition. When Conrad isn’t working with AMTC major accounts to achieve just the right sound, he’s an expert-level player of MMO games, an avid fan of UCF Knights football and basketball, and a cuddler with his cat Bishop.

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