When we first opened the pub, having free music from a playlist felt like a smart move. After all, I was sick and tired of going from one place to another and having to pay extra for the simple pleasure of listening to some tunes while having a beer or drink and relaxing a bit, it felt like an insult and I'd end up favoring pubs that catered to my partiality, especially if they had a house band. Well, like so many things in life, over time one gets new perspectives, things change, and as the old saying goes, adapt or die.
As an added bonus, we got two new speakers for the place which we've set up in the back. The default volume is the same as the speakers in the front but this can easily be adjusted, louder or quieter depending on the audience you're with, just let the bartender know if you'd like a change.
Of course, given the popularity of having live music/open mic and karaoke available at will, we still have all the original musical infrastructure in place, allowing to switch from one to another in a snap. Additionally, we could even have TouchTunes playing on the back speakers, and open mic or karaoke in the front, and while this could get confusing for the ears, the option is there.
The Rock 'n' Roll Loony