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English sentence: comma or not?

hey everyone,

a friend of mine just asked me whether you have to put a comma in the following sentence or not and I am not sure: (she wants to have her ipod engraved so it'd be could to know the correct version ;))

"Without music, life would be a mistake." or
"Without music life would be a mistake."

I'm against the comma since the sentence it quite short and, well, I can't find a good reason for a comma but as I said, I'm not sure.

Hope you guys can help me! Thanks in advance :)

Sandra
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