CLEARWATER, Fla., June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Applied Media Technologies Corporation has established an emergency relief program for customers of Mood Media (also known as Muzak), which filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York on May 18, 2017. Under the terms of the program, any business that can provide documentation that they were a Mood customer at the time they went bankrupt can obtain a free digital media player to allow them to restore music in their business at a rate of $19.95 per month. The media player is normally $299, and allows integration of digital signage, video and audio marketing messages with the background music.
Joshua Pedecone, Director of Sales for AMTC, explained the program. “Ever since Muzak went bankrupt, we’ve been slammed with calls from desperate businesses looking for replacement music. They love that our rate is less than $20 a month, but some struggle with having to buy a media player. Not having music isn’t going to shut you down, but most businesses think music is important, and they’re panicking. We decided to eat the cost of the player to make their transition easier.”
Barbie Brox, a former Mood Media Account Executive who came to work for AMTC after the collapse, said, “It was so sad to see them go under, but I’m proud that AMTC has stepped up so the customers don’t suffer.”
Established in 1991, Applied Media Technologies Corporation is the third-largest U.S. provider of business music, audio/video messaging, digital signage and audio/video equipment. AMTC was a pioneer in providing messaging for telephone hold time, introducing the first compact disc and removable memory card message on hold systems, as well as the first Web content distribution system for on-hold messages. AMTC has leveraged its on-hold messaging experience to become a leading provider of retail in-store audio/video messaging and digital signage as well. Through its affiliate Aura Multimedia Corporation and SiriusXM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI), AMTC is the largest and longest-standing authorized reseller of SiriusXM Music for Business, serving tens of thousands of businesses nationwide since 2003. A turnkey solutions provider, AMTC also manufactures a full line of commercial sound and video equipment, including amplifiers, speakers, microphones and video distribution accessories. www.amtc.com