Who do you think "creates" hold music? Do you think they have an office, with lots of sound effects on a keyboard? Do they get paid hourly, a salary, or maybe pay by the song? Do these "songs" come to them in the shower? While riding their bike to get a latte and a biscotti at the local coffee shop? Maybe while listening to other hold music when calling in to report their lastest and greatest song.
Whose job is it to listen to a compilation c.d. of the best of hold musics and pick for their company the songs that will torture its clientele? That person needs to be fired.
Who decides that the new age music is the way to go? Or that everyone just loves to hear the Jackson 5's ABC song remixed into "elevator" music was a good idea.
Hold music and elevator music also make me think of the music they used to play in Shoney's restaurants...when I was little we ate there a lot (on kids eat free night of course). I remember thinking, even as a child, how awful their music was.
Is it cheaper to play crappy music NO ONE will like then to take a chance on any other genre of music that might offend some but that most will at least be able to tolerate?
Those are a few questions I present to you today.
Now...what sort of pointless thing are you pondering?