DO YOU HATE PIPED MUSIC?
(also called canned music, muzac etc etc)
Do you loathe its incessant jingle?
Do you detest the way you can’t escape it?
(in pubs, restaurants and hotels; in the plane, train or bus; down the phone; ruining decent television programmes; adding to the overall levels of noise pollution in public places)
If, like tens of millions of others around the world you do
THE CAMPAIGN FOR FREEDOM FROM PIPED MUSIC in public places
Pipedown is supported by
Alfred Brendel, Stephen Fry, Lesley Garrett, Julian Lloyd Webber, Joanna Lumley, Tony Parsons, Philip Pullman, Simon Rattle, Mark Rylance, Prunella Scales, Jake Wallis Simons, Claire Tomalin
but we also have thousands of non-celebrity supporters!
Did you know?
- THAT piped music has an adverse effect on human health? Like all unwanted noise, it RAISES the blood pressure and DEPRESSES the immune system. It also causes problems for the millions of people with hearing problems – 15% of the population according to official figures.
- THAT more people hate piped music than like it, according to impartial opinion polls? (34% dislike it, only 30% like it, the rest are indifferent.)
- THAT despite all the hype about differing types of music affecting people’s shopping habits, there is no genuine evidence to show that piped music increases sales by one penny. (Aldi, Lidl, Waitrose/John Lewis and Primark all thrive without wasting money on piped music.)
Sign the petition against piped music and television in hospitals and doctors’ surgeries, places which people have to visit and where forced music may be literally impossible to escape:
PIPEDOWN sponsored The Quiet Pint, a guide to muzac-free pubs, and now has an on-line guide to many different types of muzac-free places at