Music - an aid to productivity

Appl Ergon. 1972 Dec;3(4):202-5. doi: 10.1016/0003-6870(72)90101-9.


A series of experiments has investigated the relationship between the playing of background music during the performance of repetitive work and efficiency in performing such a task. The results give strong support to the contention that economic benefits can accure from the use of music in industry. The studies show that music is effective in raising efficiency in this type of work even when in competition with the unfavourable conditions produced by machine noise.