Music and shopping?
The "calming music" topic made me think about the music I play in my shop. I use Pandora most of the time and play Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, jazz, etc. I try to think of music people are somewhat familiar with or could sing along if they wished. I like instrumental but some of them can be more sad sounding (well, that was according to one older customer), but she had a point!
With the tall ceilings and big space, if we don't have music going you can hear yourself talking, which I think people would rather have that type of privacy, and I know I don't want them to hear all of my conversations, either.
What type of music do you like while shopping? We have a home dec store if that makes a difference.