April 16, 2004
I'm on the phone with Keyspan and waiting for a customer service rep. The song that I'm listening to? Baby, Baby by Amy Grant. Man, this is such an old song. What the hell? Can't they have some more contemporary music? If they are piping in Lite-FM, then it's not their fault, but really, what the dilly, yo?
Now, I'm listening to some mumbo jumbo about their services which has the standard cheesy background music. Is classical music too much to ask for? Maybe they can just play the sound a fax machine makes. Eeeeeeeeee-ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. The music almost makes me feel like I'm on a plane and watching one of their safety videos or the music they play when you de-plane. This might only be on Asian carriers though.
Do they have to pay royalties on the music they play? I wonder. Do I have any telephone system engineers reading this site?
Posted by tien mao in Concerts/Music at 3:30 PM
The sad truth is that companies often hire composers to come up with background music. Hence, some sort of royalty is paid. I was reading an in flight magazine on United a long time ago and they had an article that featured the composer.
Posted by: calvin at April 16, 2004 4:08 PM
man, that is sad. who knew that a magazine could feature a composer of hold music. only an in-flight magazine, i guess.
Posted by: tien at April 16, 2004 5:03 PM
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