Regulate piped music and televisions in hospitals and nursing homes.
No patient should unwillingly be subjected to piped music or televisions in hospitals or nursing homes. Separate television rooms and headphones for people who want to listen to television or music in wards should be the norm, and also for outpatients.
Introduce legislation to protect workers rights.
Workers in shops, restaurants and elsewhere are often bombarded by piped music that is sometimes loud and almost always very repetitive. Such inescapable forced music is particularly stress-inducing. Legislation is needed to give workers the right not to have to listen to it in the same way that non-smokers have gained the right not to have to breathe others' smoke.
Provide tax-breaks for muzac-free shopping malls.
Shopping malls are in many ways like a public street. Particularly in many of the UK’s smaller towns and cities, it is difficult to get what you want without visiting the mall.
Tax-breaks for recreational places that are muzac-free, have quiet areas or quiet hours.
Background music, some of its excessively loud, can deter some people from using gyms and swimming pools or going to restaurants and pubs. Many would appreciate being able to these facilities without the music on in the background.
For more information on background music, contact the excellent Pipedown: https://pipedown.org.uk/