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Play Music By Local Musicians, And Display Art By Local Artists
 
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Play music by local musicians, and display art by local artists
 
Limit your use of music and art that is commercialized, mass produced, or desensitizing, that is meant to manipulate the listener or viewer, or is distributed by national organizations.

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Build understanding, beauty and spirituality in practice.

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Take account of the impact of the music you play on your customers or visitors. Do not play music with lyrics (or other qualities) that appeal to the lowest motives or instincts. Do not play music at a level that makes it hard or impossible to think.
Commercial music is often used to manipulate the feelings and thoughts of customers. It stops conversation. It makes it hard to reflect. It stimulates the ego and the urge to buy.
We are not asking you to stop playing whatever you like. But we should bring at least a little humanity into everything we do. For every song that stimulates hedonism, that encourages self-satisfaction, play one that awakens sensitivity and awareness about our shared humanity.
Optionally, think about creating a music free space – a quiet area where those who wish can be free of the impact of hypnotic music.

 
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What is Meaningful Music?

Music pollution is mind pollution. What can we do about the brainwashing that occurs continually in the quasi-public places that we congregate in: restaurants, stores, malls, and government property?
Recorded music is used to manipulate states of mind, to exercise control, to stimulate desire. It is most often employed as a tool to distract people from the actual situation they are in. The music’s rhythm drowns out the true rhythm. It smothers and overwhelms the inside truth, enveloping it with desired conditions. It makes deep reflection and serious conversation almost impossible.
Two hundred years ago there was no recorded music. Fifty years ago recorded music existed but was not considered to be appropriate in most public spaces. It has taken a great deal of ‘open-mindedness’ to make us tolerant of and addicted to this habit.
Almost all recorded music is supported and distributed by corporations, which do not judge according to humanitarian standards but by the profit motive.
Any place that pipes in music ought to think about the impact on the lives of their guests. We have the right to reflect!

– Geoff Bederson

 

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