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The Intelligent Playlisting

Easy to use, easy to manage 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 playlist templates

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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.

  • For the first year we've had no complaints at all about the music - great job Open Ear.

  • 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 Open Ear, we cater for a wide variety of people but the music really fits each outlet

  • In-browser player

    • Take control of your venue's music, wherever you are
    • No hardware required - you can use laptop, macs or tablets
    • Playlists automatically adjust to time of day
    • Energy Slider allows you to create the perfect atmosphere at all times
    • Block tracks you don't like
    • All tracks play at same volume and blend so no uncomfortable silences
  • Scheduler

    • Create your own playlists using our simple playlisting tools
    • Access into Playlist Templates designed by the Open Ear team
    • Or get the Open Ear 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
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The Energy Slider™

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

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Get started.
It's quick and easy.

Plans from £30, group discounts available.

  • Business Plan From £30


    Business Plan From £30

    Mix and match playlists from our playlist library

    Create you own playlists using our playlist tools

    Unlimited music to choose from, filtered by our experts

    Manage your schedules to suit time of day

    No set up fees, simply log in and start playing music

    Energy Slider™ our unique DJ tool to help you create the perfect atmosphere

    Rolling monthly contract, cancel whenever you want

    * Prices are exclusive of VAT and paid per calendar month Free Trial - Sign up now
  • Bespoke



    Let our experts create the perfect playlists for you

    One on one consultation by phone

    Optional site visits

    Create unique musical identity

    Evaluate customer demographic, brand and competitor analysis

    Monthly updates with music handpicked exclusively for you

    Call to discuss a fee structure that works with your budget

    Group / chain discounts available

    Free Trial - Sign up now
  • 360°



    Open Ear 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 etc

    We work with dozens of partners throughout the industry

    Help you fully embed music into your brand strategy

    Online, in-store and mobile activation

    Call to arrange a free consultation

    OpenEar Agency
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Open your Ears.

Start right now, or talk to us about your needs.

  • About Us


    About Us

    Founded in 2007, Open Ear 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 is why we built the Open Ear Player to be flexible to all business requirements.

  • Spotify: What's the difference?


    Spotify: What's the difference?

    Be careful - Online streaming services such as Spotify are not licenced for commercial use.

    The Open Ear platform is designed and licensed for commercial use, meaning you can enjoy features such as:

    • Bespoke scheduler and calendar tool
    • Curated music library, picked by the experts
    • Easy playlisting via tools designed for business
    • Permissions lock to stop staff hijacking the music
    • Control your music - using the Energy Slider™
  • The Psychology of Music


    Experience Psychology

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

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

    The Open Ear 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 Inn group who found that they achieved a quicker ROI using playlists designed by Open Ear rather than their generic chart based playlists. Our playlists lead to a busier restaurant area and higher spend per head.

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London Office

Open Ear Ltd - London
1st Floor, 96 Leonard Street, 

Glasgow Office

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



0141 248 6006