I like to listen to music at work. Sometimes I just stream from YouTube, Soundcloud, Spotify or some other online source but if you're a person of a certain age, like me, you probably have quite an mp3 collection. All those CDs that have been ripped not to mention some converted vinyl.
When I was running Ubuntu and Mint Linux, I had some trouble setting up MPD but the process is much smoother using Manjaro which is Arch based and I'm currently enjoying.
Here's a video on how I set up MPD and also use Emacs to control it.
Coincidentally, on the same day I recorded this, Uncle Dave put up a similar video. Dave also sets up MPD on an Arch based linux but he uses EMMS for his player. I ultimately end up with Simple-MPC with briefs stops at the built in MPC mode and Mingus along the way.