Employers have a legal duty to protect their staff from the potential harmful effects of loud music. The Noise at Work Regulations 2007 apply to any workplace where there is live or recorded music. This includes music played in a restaurant, bar, pub, nightclub, or music played alongside live dramatic or dance performance. The regulations apply to all staff – this means everyone from musicians and DJs, to bar and security staff. We know that music is at the heart of this industry and these regulations are not trying to change that. There are lots of simple and straightforward ways to protect against hearing damage, without compromising on the quality of the venue or the music.