Music is piped in. It is satellite radio so there is no dearth of selection. However, the selection of music is made by what I have coined "an office clique" of untouchables and their choice is hardly what I call neutral. Instead it is top forty pop, with DJ's, with heavy emphasis on annoying pop music from the 60's on including, on occasion contemporary pop. And Fridays, are pop country. The absurd weekly lineup never changes.
Obviously it does not set well with me nor with the many of others but there's a resignation to not rocking the boat and complaints go nowhere. i think it's appropriate music for a garage or warehouse or if you were working at home alone and had those tastes but not for an office with variety of technical, budget-finance, and administrative types....white collar.
ironically the top level managers in the private offices do not have this music. Since they are of the crowd who purport in stirring statements like - "I would not have you do anything I would not", I am tempted to approach them with...Why don't you try subjecting yourself to this music for a few weeks with no option to turn it down or off and see how you like it?
I finally dis-armed the speaker above and nearest me and the relative silence had a calming effect near to euphoric. I expect it to be re-activated any time.