Background music in restaurants has always been an issue for the NC.
Now, thanks to covid, this issue can be addressed easily. (At least in Toronto, and I assume in all cities.)
Here is a quote from the City of Toronto’s new guidelines for opening a bar/restaurant:
“It is advised to keep the volume of music, either live or recorded, at a reasonable level-one that does not cause customers to raise their voices or shout, thereby possibly increasing the risk of transmitting the virus.”
And there you have it – turn that background music down so I don’t risk spreading or getting the corona virus! Now we have clear permission make the request without feeling like we are messing up other peoples’ background music.
Perhaps if this virus continues for very long, low or no background music will become the “new normal”!! Yay!!!