What is the difference between Elevator Music & Easy Listening Music?
Elevator Music is typically set to a very simple melody so that it can be unobtrusively looped back to the beginning. The dynamic range is also normally reduced, so that the highs and lows do not distract listeners. In a mall or shopping center, elevator music of a specific type has been found to have a psychological effect: slower, more relaxed music tends to make people slow down and browse longer. Elevator music may also be preferred over broadcast radio stations because of the lack of lyrics and commercial interruptions.
Easy Listening Music is the music of Love & Romance!
Music From When Lyrics Were Both Beautiful & Romantic!
Some people can't hear the difference because they are slightly tone deaf. The difference is PASSION!
Easy Listening music is often confused with so-called elevator music provided by Muzak Holdings and other music services for malls and elevators, or lounge music, but while it was popular in some of the same venues it bore only modest resemblance to the background sound of this kind of music.
A significant portion of easy listening music is purely instrumental and included some big band and orchestral arrangements of standards, themes from movies, bossa nova hits and small instrumental ensembles playing instrumental versions of popular songs. Orchestras and groups include Percy Faith, André Kostelanetz, The Melachrino Strings, The 101 Strings, Herb Alpert, Arthur Fiedler, Ray Conniff & Arthur Fiedler.
During the 1950s & 1960s, Easy Listening was dominate on FM stations in major American cities.
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