Thank you for the help, I really appreciate it!
My game has a title page, and I don't mind that the music starts on the second page (where the game actually starts if that solves the problem).
When I tried the block of code you suggested, my background audio never started playing altogether, even on the second page. I also tried the exact code with the piano audio, and didn't hear anything either :(
Also tried replacing my title page with your splash page including the macro and go:to the name of my second passage, and alas no luck.