If I play a sound from the command line or by a cron job I get an output either on the terminal or from the cron job a message is send to a mail box.
I doubt very much play or aplay will send you a message. But a cron job will (from "man crontab": "It is also common to redirect output to a log file. If you do not, and the command generates output on stdout or stderr, the result will be mailed to the user in question".)
So the way around that is to write your cron job something like this:
0 4 1 jan * date >>/home/username/mycronlog.txt 2>&1