Give the Devil his due…
Maybe that was along the lines of “Sup with the devil and suffer accordingly at his table.”
My marketing friends explained that “auto-play” audio/video converts well. Sales are higher with one of those hugely annoying audio/video multi-media things that starts when the web page opens.
Those annoy me on any number of levels, emotionally, aesthetically, morally, artistically, and that kind of action usually triggers a response, I leave the page.
Numbers don’t lie. Statistically, the song and dance routine sells more.
“I got this song, and I want you to put it on my web page, so it automatically plays when you open the page, you know, so there’s music immediately that starts to play.”
I detest that in no uncertain terms. Music starts playing when I hit a site? I bounce. Skip it.
However, the marketing folk are rarely wrong with their black arts, and it seems to work. Besides, it was what she wanted. She wants, she gets.
cf., El Paso’s best loved Grace the Psychic Lady.