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A lot of what you hear in supermarkets and K-Mart is from these guys:

http://www.popradio.com/index.html

They insert "commercials" for whatever is on sale in the store, a la the 
old "Attention K-Mart shoppers..." announcements one used to hear "live" 
over the Muzak...

Not sure how they handle the music licensing side of things...

dave n
nyc

On Wed, 11 Feb 2009 19:35:15 -0800, Roger and Allison Kulp 
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>It's been there for years.You now hear pop hits from the late 90s in the 
supermarket.I recall what a shock it was,a few years ago when I heard The 
clash.
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>Give these guys a listen:
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>http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?
fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=64245670
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>I see by their website the original 7" 's have been reissued.
>                                          Roger
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>--- On Wed, 2/11/09, Ben Torre <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>From: Ben Torre <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Muzak is bankrupt
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 8:05 PM
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>At 08:07 PM 2/11/2009, you wrote:
>> There's nothing quite like hearing a song/band that you listened to in
>your youth that seemed edgy and radical at the time, floating out of the 
ceiling
>speakers when you're shopping for pork chops at the local supermarket. I
>have to confess that I've sung along with a few lately.
>
>We'll know we are getting old when we hear Led Zeppelin in the elevators. 



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