Background music



music, often recorded, intended to provide a soothing background, usually played over loudspeaker systems in public places, as railway stations or restaurants.
music composed specifically to accompany and heighten the mood of a visual production, as a movie.
Contemporary Examples

Yorke and Godrich know how to make all this fiddling about sound pretty good, even if just as background music.
Newest Album From Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Is No Online Afterthought Noel Murray September 26, 2014

noun

any music that is intended as unobtrusive accompaniment or a certain atmosphere to an activity or location, or accompaniment to the dialogue or action in a motion picture; also called background

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