The day the Muzak died | Toronto Star | A Cultural History of Advertising |
Ontario-based Mood Media folds long-standing label.

Mark Feb. 5, 2013, as the day the Muzak died.

Concord, Ont.-based Mood Media announced Tuesday it was pulling labels Muzak — for decades, synonymous in pop culture with “elevator music” — and DMX into one company, simply called Mood.

That’s not to say that the days of easy listening rock remixes at the dentist’s office or classical music in the elevator are over. Mood will still provide music to businesses. It just won’t be Muzak anymore.....

In its early days, Muzak, a brand stamped in 1934, provided innocuous background music for stores, restaurants and, of course, elevators."