Why do so many retail stores, bars and restaurants play Brazilian music?
June 24, 2014 10:27 AM Subscribe
Aside from the fact that the music is quite enjoyable, why the over-representation? Can anyone shed light on this perception / observation?
I notice that many retail stores, bars, restaurants/coffee shops, etc. play Brazilian music to a disproportionate level as compared to music from other places.
posted by LittleFuzzy to Grab Bag (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I can't recall going into a Starbucks, for example, and hearing anything but Brazilian music when I'm there.
I speak Portuguese, and know Brazilian music fairly well, so I notice it right away (I may bring some bias to this, surely, but some other friends have noticed the same).
Related to this, how are music tracks developed for some of the bigger stores (Starbucks, Macy's, etc.)? What's the science behind some of the selections?