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At the beginning of June, Greg Laswell’s songs were picked up by the Muzak canned-music firm, which is developing what it calls the “audio architecture” for Courtyard Hotel lobbies. In addition, two tracks from Laswell’s How the Day Sounds EP – “Days Go On” and the title track – are featured at Courtyard’s “interactive lobby” at gocourtyard.com. The songs play as a Marriott “global brand manager” explains the chain’s new focus on musical marketing.

According to Muzak’s website, ten million people hear their inoffensive song selections every day.

Laswell’s songs have also been heard on TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Shark, Without a Trace, Smallville, One Tree Hill, and MTV’s “reality” program The Hills. Laswell’s latest album (Three Flights from Alto Nido) was released on July 8.

– Jay Allen Sanford

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