Monday, February 27, 2017 at 11:11PM
I’ve only ever heard background music used in public spaces, in all my years working in offices it was never something that invaded my workplace. In fact for the first decade or so of my working life, offices were places that you usually weren't allowed to even talk in unless you were on the phone.
It seems like things things were different in some parts of the US where many offices and factories embraced the idea that a programme of carefully selected BGM could increase productivity. I can just imagine the exasperated office workers looking forward to the quarterly installation of new Seeburg music discs to give a much needed variety to that all too familiar 37 hour playlist.
I was on a cruise ship last year and it only took me two days to memorise the order of the music so I could predict what song was coming next…imagine listening to the same background music for a year.
However reading through the comments on my 3M Cantata video, I learnt that there is now a lot of fondness for these once derided background music recordings. What once was considered kitsch is now highly collectable and I have to concede that once I’d heard a disco version of a classic movie theme, I became hooked too.
Watch the video below to see the Seeburg 1000 BMS1 system in action.
Watch the video below to see the best way to play Seeburg 1000 discs without a Seeburg machine.
If you want to listen to more - you can stream music from the Official Seeburg 1000 Website