Flash 8 Action scripting; Pause background sound

Hi all

Is there a way of pausing the streaming background music of my site untill after a new movie has loaded. Im having problems getting my friends portfolio to load if the music is still playing. Too slow.

I have worked around it for now by just stoping it if portfolio is selected.

http://www.victoriacharlesphotography.co.uk if your interrested.

Many thanks in advance.