| AC North, DJ Hargreaves, J McKendrick|
Nature, 390(6656), 132–132
Royalty payments for non-broadcast commercial uses of music in 1995 amounted to £53.8 million in the UK alone1. Research on music and consumer behaviour2,3 has, however, almost completely ignored the potential effect of in-store music on purchasing and particularly on product choice. By investigating the purchasing of German and French wines we have found that musical ‘fit’ has a profound influence on product choice.