That's not how I remember it, Bob. The music might have been off during your competitions, but what I remember are getting my ears pounded by non-stop Hardcore and Dubstep music day and night.
I've got a question; would people really mind if we turned the music down or off, most of the time? Because I do.
Now, if you'd just move the loudspeakers to a less frequented area like the kitchen or near the TV for instance, it would be slightly better. Slightly mind you, because distance doesn't affect the volume much. Kawaii was not sitting near the loudspeakers and she still couldn't stand it one bit.