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The Intelligent Playlisting Platform

Easy to use music management tool for businesses.
Create perfect playlists for your bar, restaurant, cafe, hotel or shop,
or leave it to our experts.

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Music Choice

There are millions of tracks out there - where do you start?
Our team of experts have spent years handpicking the best music for businesses.
Save time using our curated music library and playlists.

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  • We were going to employ a dj but the playlists are so good we didn’t need to.

    Paola Feregrino-Rodriguez, Wahaca
  • The system you've built is remarkable, and playlists are spot on.

  • We've had no complaints at all about the music - great job OpenEar.

  • I've used other companies in the past but you are by far and away the best I've dealt with.

  • I love making playlists on OpenEar, we cater for a wide variety of people but the music really fits each outlet.

  • Web-based player

    • Take control of your venue's music, wherever you are
    • No bespoke hardware required - you can use a laptop, desktop or tablet
    • Offline play - don't worry about your internet connection
    • Playlists automatically adjust to time of day
    • Energy Slider allows you to create the perfect atmosphere at all times
    • Block any track you don't like
    • All tracks play at same volume and blend so no uncomfortable silences
  • Music

    • 50,000 tracks, hand-picked by our team - searchable by name, year, genre or energy
    • Every key new release available immediately
    • Classic tracks to the sound of the underground
    • 100s of curated playlists, designed for business, covering all genres and tempos
    • OpenEar is PPL licensed for play in public spaces, unlike Spotify
  • Scheduler

    • Create your own playlists using our simple playlisting tools
    • Access our playlists designed by the OpenEar team
    • Get the OpenEar team to design a playlist for you
    • Schedule playlists to suit your typical day
    • Use the calendar tool to plan ahead - perfect for special events
  • iOS Player

    • All the same functionality as the web-based player in an iOS application
    • Download the OpenEar Player for iOS for an optimised experience on your iPad
    • Get it on the App Store
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The Energy Slider™

React to foot-fall with our revolutionary Energy Slider ™.
Become the DJ at the touch of a button.

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  • Get started.
    It's quick and easy.

    Plans only £30/month. Group discounts available.

  • Business Plan
    Only £30

    • Mix and match playlists from our playlist library
    • Create you own playlists using our playlist tools
    • Choose from our entire curated library, or request for music to be added
    • Manage your schedules to suit time of day
    • No set up fees, simply log in and start playing music
    • Use Energy Slider™, our unique DJ tool, to create the perfect atmosphere.
    • Rolling monthly contract
  • Bespoke

    • Let our experts create the perfect playlists for you
    • One on one consultation
    • Create your unique musical identity
    • We evaluate your customer demographic, analyse your competitors, and apply this to your music brand
    • Monthly updates with music handpicked exclusively for you
    • Call to discuss a fee structure that works with your budget
    • Group/chain discounts available
  • 360°

    • OpenEar create a bespoke music strategy for your brand
    • Evaluate how music can be integrated across all consumer touch points
    • DJ bookings, events, socials, music and marketing integration
    • We work with dozens of partners throughout the industry
    • Help you fully embed music into your brand strategy
    • Online, in-store and mobile activation
    • Contact us to arrange a free consultation
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  • Open your Ears.

    Founded in 2007, OpenEar is built on the belief that music is of fundamental importance to any business. If harnessed properly, music can be used to enhance any business.

    We understand that businesses don't have the time to spend on making playlists but do want to retain control over their music. We also know that every business is unique. That's why we built the OpenEar Player to be flexible to all business requirements.

  • The Psychology
    of Music

    Music can be used to motivate employees, improve brand awareness, increase customer spending and maximise profit

    Areni & Kim (1993) and North & Hargreaves (1996)

    The OpenEar Player is built on two cornerstones - music expertise and the psychology of music. It is designed to help businesses harness the proven power of music, to help create the best environment for the public.

    We conducted a series of experiments with the Oakman Inns group who found that their takings increased using playlists designed by OpenEar rather than their generic chart based playlists. Our playlists led to a busier restaurant area and higher spend per head.

  • Spotify: What's the difference?

    Streaming services like Spotify are not licensed for play in public spaces.

    OpenEar is fully licensed by the PPL for use in public spaces.

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London Office

OpenEar Ltd - London
1st Floor, 96 Leonard Street, 

Glasgow Office

OpenEar Ltd - Glasgow
Unit 24a, 1103 Argyle Street
G3 8ND