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Jan 06, 2014 02:19 |  #1

I hope I don't open up a can of worms with this question but what's you opinion on having background music on your homepage? I don't have music on mine right now, and I'm wondering if it may seem more inviting to a potential client if there were. Thoughts?


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Jan 06, 2014 03:02 |  #2

No, no, just don't do it. You have no way of knowing what kind of music the person visiting your website likes or if they are listening to some music on their computer already. Maybe they are somewhere quiet or browsing at work?

If you do wish to use music, don't make it autostart - give the visitor an option to start the music themselves. That way they can listen if they want to. Best of both worlds.


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Jan 06, 2014 03:51 |  #3

Just say no. Music is probably the biggest reason people bailout early when a site pops up. It presumes that you know their viewing environment and that your choice of music is complementary. If the viewer already has an audio source active or finds your music undesirable they simply close the window ands move on.




  
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Jan 06, 2014 03:52 |  #4

Should have put up a Poll. ;)

But I'm a big NO person right here. (Unless it's done in a way that it's not an auto-load, but the browser can press Play).

If I load a page, and it has music - I close the page before I've even worried about seeing or reading anything.


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Jan 06, 2014 04:54 |  #5

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo. Whenever a page has music... I close it and don't bother with trying to mute it. It annoys me... -_-


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Jan 06, 2014 07:29 |  #6

Ratjack wrote in post #16581614 (external link)
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo. Whenever a page has music... I close it and don't bother with trying to mute it. It annoys me... -_-

Same here, annoys the heck out of me. Even worse when you are on someone's website and they have different music on every page. I move on and don't go back.


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Jan 06, 2014 07:36 |  #7

I don't know why you'd need a poll, it's 6 No's up to this point, out of 6.


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Jan 06, 2014 07:43 |  #8

No. How to instantly lose a portion of your visitors before they've even bothered looking at the content. It is a no-brainer. Don't do it it unless you're prepared to miss out of several viewers just because you though music was a good idea.


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Jan 06, 2014 08:39 |  #9

I agree with the others NO! It annoys the crap out of me and always makes the site run slower (which are usually slow as it loads all the pics).


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Jan 06, 2014 09:56 |  #10

Nope- your home page has music, I'm closing the page and looking somewhere else.




  
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Jan 06, 2014 10:07 |  #11

No, I hear music, I leave, i see music as a possibility of starting , I leave. Any site, any subject matter.




  
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Jan 06, 2014 10:25 |  #12

We had music on our site for awhile, then we took it down. Here is something to think about... most people are surfing the web during work hours and would prefer to quietly visit NON-work sites. If they come across your site and the music kicks in, they are more likely to quickly close out. Another issue with music (as someone else stated) is that you don't know if it would attract the client or discourage them from viewing the site. I would have to agree with the majority and say; not a good idea.


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Jan 06, 2014 10:28 |  #13

Tessa wrote in post #16581541 (external link)
No, no, just don't do it.

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Jan 06, 2014 10:52 as a reply to  @ FarmerTed1971's post |  #14

All them good solid negatives and we haven't even touched on the rights of the artist and writer of the piece. Unless you are going to use a piece that you wrote and performed yourself it could be a real minefield.

Oh, I also agree with the comments so far as well. Don't do it.


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Jan 06, 2014 10:52 |  #15

I think some others have been unclear. The answer is NO. ;)

Seriously, the only site I would want background music on would be a musician's - and even then, auto-start is a no-no. Plus, don't get started on "accidental" rights infringement...


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