Music in the bars? Or music OUTSIDE the bars..because when a bar mounts big speakers with 'bass only' just inside it's doorway with both of them facing out into the Soi you know the outcome.
But..as I've always said to folk The ability to piss people off here with loud music & have no comebacks equals power,
power over others, I've witnessed this for many years now 1st hand, & I've always thought it somehow reflects on the mentality of BGs..
Also jealousy..we've had neighbouring bars giving us a hard time thanks to their cranked-up music when we've been busy for many years now..& it's still happening when a Thai is in charge.
But it only takes the Farang bar-owner to be present in his bar most of the time (& not in Europe simply sending money over to fuel the bar rental & the nightly parties that the staff throw c/o his monthly 'donations') and the scene CAN change.
I could go on, I've seen/heard it all for many years, but it all boils down to Thai mentality..or lack of it!