In an email on October 3, Musk clarified that he likes people listening to music at work. “Just wanted to say that I am very much supportive of the music in Factory, as well as any little touches that make work more enjoyable.”
Musk also said that he’s fine with the staff listening to music on the True Wireless earbuds as well as the speakers. In the email, Musk also noted that he cares a lot about employees and sought feedback on what else could be done to “improve” things. Here is Musk’s email to Tesla employees on the topic “Music in the Factory”:
From: Elon Musco
Date: Sunday 3 October [time redacted]
sub factory music
I just wanted to say that I am very much supportive of the music in Factory, as well as any little touches that make work more enjoyable.
A colleague just sent me a note asking if we can have one earbud for music so the other ear can hear safety issues. It seems fine to me.
In addition, the ambient music from the speakers is also completely quiet, as long as there is reasonable agreement among your colleagues about the music choices.
If there are other things you think will make your day better, please let me know. I care so much that you look forward to coming to work every day!