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Consider this: stores and restaurants almost always have some type of music playing. Multiple studies have shown that when stores play popular songs, shoppers spend more time thinking about the music and less time focusing on shopping. Restaurants will play mildly faster-paced music during high-volume periods so patrons will eat and leave faster allowing them to turn more tables. When retail stores play classical music, shoppers are more likely to make high-ticket purchases; slow music creates a relaxed feeling and shoppers are inclined to spend more.