The Power of Music

Your customers are listening. What are you saying?

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Dr. Martens
The Curtain
SBE Hotels
Royal Academy

01 — What is Open Ear?

Say goodbye to background music

We are the home of music curation. All our playlists are hand-picked by humans for your business.

03 — Designed exclusively for businesses

  • Curate your own playlists

    Work with one of our templates or start a playlist from scratch.

  • Manage from your mobile

    The Open Ear Manager app allows you to control your music remotely.

  • Schedule around you

    Easy to match the music to the time of day, and add specific playlists for events.

  • Energy Slider

    Our game-changing innovation. Control the vibe with a simple fader, without the need for a DJ.

  • Curator placard

    Share your venue’s musical story and inspiration. We match engaging posters with your branding.

  • Take-home playlists

    We generate unique codes for customers to scan and connect with your music, so they can connect with you.

  • Mobile integration

    These codes also display a real-time feed listing what’s playing, further deepening the connection between customer and brand sound.

  • ‘Now-Playing’ display

    Leveraging Open Ear API, a widget displaying your venue’s ‘now playing’ music can be embedded on your website.

    An essential tool for delivering an all-round brand experience.

"Open Ear have been a brilliant music partner for Selfridges over the past two years. They provide an excellent hands on service, which is far superior to any of the companies we’ve worked with in the past.

Since working with Open Ear, we’ve experienced far better music curation, higher staff satisfaction and better customer feedback when it comes to music."

Bobby RossHead of Visual Merchandising, Selfridges

"We love working with the Open Ear team! It’s a great innovative app and easy to use. The team are super friendly and quickly put together creative playlists for different moods or for the events we host."

Samantha LimMarketing Manager, Neptune, London

"The music in the bar has been absolutely brilliant and perfect for our site."

Robbie MitchellGeneral Manager, Stocks Bar, Edinburgh

"We chose Open Ear based on their ability to understand both our growing business and the music brief given. I am pleased to say that on the performance of the music profile across the trial sites, we rolled out the Open Ear music service to all of our restaurants. Their music knowledge and account management has been a real support to the San Carlo Group."

Alessandro DiStefanoCo-Owner, San Carlo Group

"We've worked with Open Ear for ten years and we still absolutely love the music."

Graeme StarkOwner, Rocket Cafe, Edinburgh

“I’ve worked with Brian and the Open Ear team for almost ten years at three properties - Blythswood Square, Cameron House and Grand Central.

They consistently provided an excellent service, are very attentive to our needs and deliver brilliantly executed playlists that suit our concepts and evolve as we evolve.”

Murray ThompsonGM of Kimpton Blythwood Square Hotel

"Open Ear are responsive, efficient and flexible to our diverse needs.We’ve been particularly impressed by the themed playlists they’ve assembled for some of our one-off events showing creativity in assembling our truly distinctive disco/afrobeat-tinged late-evening playlist."

Sean FennellyHead of Bars, Kimpton London

"Open Ear have been great partners in helping us build the Kimpton experience. They expertly managed to interpret our various briefs, across multiple areas of the hotel, and have delivered the music solutions required by us and expected by our guests. The Open Ear app is a great tool that is easy to use and offers realtime options to our various restaurant and bar managers."

Paul WaltersGeneral Manager, Kimpton London

"Music has been a great addition to our office spaces. Members have found an improved working environment, with better privacy and increased concentration levels."

Olly OlsenJoint-Founder and CEO, TOG

"Music is a key part of our brand and Open Ear are crucial to delivering music across key touchpoints. We work very closely with them, and this gets us the best results. We would have employed more DJs but working with Open Ear means we don’t have to."

Paola FereginoMarketing Manager, Wahaca

"Open Ear’s software is a breeze to use, with the Manager app giving us as much or as little control as we could want, and the Energy Slider is a really elegant way of reacting to the atmosphere in the room on-the-fly."

Sean Fennelly Head of Bars, Kimpton London

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