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Why low volume music in restaurants and bars is advised

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On the 4th July restaurants and bars in the UK will finally be allowed to open to paying customers. After being shut for nearly 3 months this is seen as a positive return to some semblance of normality during the Covid-19 pandemic which has affected all aspects of our lives.

We produce and supply royalty free music to so many UK bars and restaurants and so this is a most welcome return for us, as business owners look to provide background music for their premises.

Of course, as the restaurants and bars open things will not be the same as they were before the lockdown.

Government has advised no live music and for any piped music to be at a low volume. Why? Well in a loud atmosphere with blaring music at a high volume people struggle to hear themselves and so there is the tendency to shout or get closer to the person you are addressing. There is then more chance of the transmission of tiny droplets, called aerosols, spilling into the air and increasing the risk of infection.

So for now, if you are playing royalty free background music you need to play it at a low volume. Most of our NON PRS PPL background music is perfect for playing in restaurants, cafes and bars as it is specially produced for this business sector. We compose soft tranquil royalty free music which is designed to create a calm and quiet ambience, so customers are not overwhelmed by the music but are aware it is adding an important ingredient to the general pleasing atmosphere. Indeed, take the music away completely and things start to sound, well dead, quite sterile and cold. Background music will help add some colour and warmth to your premises. Our music can have a positive effect on your customers' wellbeing and as there will naturally be a certain degree of nervousness as customers return to the restaurants and bars, it would be wise to use background music to help put these negative feelings aside.

Just don't play it too loud for now!!

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