I continue to listen to BBC Radio 3 and Classical FM and really enjoying working with classical music in the background. I had thought, given this had happened, I would never be able to work with music on given it can affect your mood and therefore how/what you write.
I was once in the middle of a story when I realised the mood of what I was writing had changed to match the mood of the music I was listening to. So far it has not happened with classical music. I am finding it calming and maybe it is that which is helping me be more productive. I hope so anyway.
So what forms of music exist in your fictional creations? Do all of your characters have access to music and/or appreciate it? Equally if music is banned, who brought than ban in and why? Do characters find secret ways of enjoying music instead? Who are the composers? Do songwriters (of all genres) have complete artistic freedom or are there restrictions in what they can write about? How are such restrictions enforced?