Don't Let Death Interfere With Your Need For Music

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A Swedish firm is selling coffins loaded with speakers and a Spotify music account to stream songs six feet under. The package costs $30,000.


In today's Last Word In Business, those who live for music can now take it to the grave.

A Swedish firm is selling coffins loaded with speakers and a Spotify music account, to stream songs 6 feet under.



UNIDENTIFIED ANNOUNCER: The Cata coffin employs a pair of two-way speakers, tweeters and a divine, 8-inch subwoofer fine-tuned to the coffin's unique interior acoustic space.



Steve, stop laughing for a minute. The CataCombo...

INSKEEP: Subwoofers underground.

MONTAGNE: ...Sound System includes a headstone with a digital display that shows what song is playing. The package costs $30,000.

INSKEEP: But users have to rely on the living to keep their playlists fresh. That's the business news on MORNING EDITION. I'm Steve Inskeep.

MONTAGNE: And I'm Renee Montagne.

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