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Music on hold preferences and recommendations?

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Music on hold preferences and recommendations?

So I'm going to blame @merakisimon for this... someone on Twitter complained about the music on hold when calling Meraki support. 

 

I suggested "I Bet They Won't Play This Song On The Radio," from Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album. When I was in high school, a new radio station played a 7-10 minute loop on non-stop repeat for 3+ weeks to test their equipment, and I didn't really get tired of the song. 

 

What music would you like to hear on Meraki's music on hold? 

 

Edited to add: I'm not criticizing the person with valid concerns about being on hold. I hate being on hold too. I'm just pointing out that his comment on the music inspired this thread. 🙂 

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Head in the Cloud

Re: Music on hold preferences and recommendations?

Anything Laura Mvula, but especially when she did Sing To The Moon with Snarky Puppy.

 

Andrew Bird, Kishi Bashi, most any kind of motet just so a ton of choirs can get work...

Kind of a big deal

Re: Music on hold preferences and recommendations?

Ooohhh I love this... Monty Python will be hard to beat. But it's short so maybe a playlist is needed.

 

Maybe some of these:

The Beatles - Help

Eric Prydz - Call on me

David Bowie - Space Oddity

Adele - Hello

Pink Floyd - Is there anybody out there

Tenacious D - Best song in the world

Here to help

Re: Music on hold preferences and recommendations?

I'm always a fan of when they let you choose what type of music you want to listen to like "Press 1 for jazz, press 2 for pop, press 3 for silence". I usually just choose silence in those instances though.

Kind of a big deal

Re: Music on hold preferences and recommendations?

I prefer real music not some generic tune playing on a loop as I had to listen to while calling one company the other day, I spent 15 minutes listening to some random tuned played on a flute.....

 

 

Some comedy would be different, I think it would be nice to have a laugh during what is usually a frustrating wait.  

Meraki CMNO, Ruckus WISE, Sonicwall CSSA, Allied Telesis CASE & CAI
SLR
Getting noticed

Re: Music on hold preferences and recommendations?

I second this
SLR
Getting noticed

Re: Music on hold preferences and recommendations?

Anything with a reggae beat would be awesome.
Conversationalist

Re: Music on hold preferences and recommendations?

A company called openeye has a comedian telling jokes

As a Networking company might it not be better to have snippets of tech news or phases for practice exams 🙂

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Re: Music on hold preferences and recommendations?

Anything!  for the love of god anything other than this 15 second Hell Loop

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