Use music intelligently, and you will keep your audience awake instead of snoring.
You can even go further than that. You can also use pre-recorded announcements, sound effects, canned laughter and applause. It’s all your choice, but don’t overdo it.
Remember, background music and sounds are like spices. Unless you are staging a musical (not a magic show), use just a sprinkle of them.
As much as possible, use music that is timeless as opposed to using hit songs. Unless you are willing to change your music, rehearse and re-stage your act again when the current top-of-the-chart song you are using goes out of vogue, choose a music for your act that will stand the test of time and that never goes out of style.
And most of all, don’t use music other magicians are already using. Too many of them are playing the Hawaii Five-O and Mission Impossible themes. Steer clear of these titles. There are millions of other songs to choose from, you don’t really need to use the same songs as the other performers are using.