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These days, is it mandatory for music to play in public places practically every where you go?

It seems that every time i step into a store, restaurant, and other places, there's always music playing over the intercoms. It's not that i'm hater of music, it's just that it's kind of getting old having to listen to it all the time instead of just having sweet silence from time to time. Which is why i'm asking is it mandatory for music to play in public places practically every where you go?

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  • Danny
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    Got me thinking, but maybe it isn't as much as it used to be? There was "elevator music" or "Muzak", which was crazy-bad, often just some generic instrumental cover of some blah pop stuff. Retail intercoms sometimes do seasonal stuff, and, yes, retail people can just about go nuts hearing twelve hundred repetitions of "Let it Snow", "Jingle Bell Rock", etc. - but market research suggests it can push sales. 

    Meantime, bars and some restaurants might often play some more decent stuff, best if it fits their spot. A couple of BBQ joints here usually play blues, which really worked for them. Thank your God you don't have to listen to a looped recording of 'Stairway in a guitar store. 

  • 2 months ago

    No, it is not mandatory.  Sometimes when I get put on hold while I am on the phone, I hear horrible music.  

  • 2 months ago

    There is no law. Requiring it

  • ?
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    I agree. Music is meant to be listened to, not to be used as more noise in the background. People who like this kind of thing don't like music, they like noise.

  • 2 months ago

    I know.  It really does get annoying.  Especially when they play the same song over and over.  I can't begin to imagine what its like for the staff who work in these places.  

  • GF
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Nope, not where I live. The only place that plays music that can be heard in public is the parking lot of Walmart. They don't play music inside though. It is the only local place that plays music. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Modern music, cRAP, isn't much good even for background noise to cover other ambient noise.

  • 2 months ago

    I love music. You can have silence at home or in your car

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