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Jun 28, 2012

Silence is not golden


New research released this week from music licensing organisations PPL and PRS for Music suggests that silence in the workplace is far from golden.
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Posted by: markpemberton

New research released this week from music licensing organisations PPL and PRS for Music suggests that silence in the workplace is far from golden. The research found that:

  • over three quarters (77%) of SMEs say that playing music in the workplace increases staff morale, and creates a better atmosphere and working environment for staff and customers.
  • 65% of businesses say that music in the workplace makes people more productive. 
  • over one in five businesses (22%) admit they would prefer to lose a day's trade than operate in a silent environment.
The findings are part of the joint MusicWorks campaign from PPL and PRS for Music, designed to highlight the financial as well as emotional benefits that music can bring to business.