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  • Curated playlists

    An algorithm will never replace a human for good taste. Our team of DJs and music lovers help you find the best music.

  • Stay in control

    Our playlisting platform helps you find the best music for your business. Our app lets you stay in control.

  • Connect with your customers

    Music brings people together. Connect your customers with the music you play via mobile and online.

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Thousands of happy customers including

Selfridges
Dr. Martens
The Curtain
Matchesfashion.com
SBE Hotels
Royal Academy
Wahaca

01 — What is Open Ear?

Say goodbye to background music.

Open Ear is the home of music curation. We’ve been pioneering how businesses curate music for their brand, customers and staff for over ten years.

We've put together a world-leading team of DJs and music experts who curate hundreds of playlists for different types of businesses, continuously updating them with new music so you remain on top of every music trend, topical cultural event and never get bored. Our platform and apps keep you in control, so if you'd like to add your favourites, import from Spotify or change things at any moment you can, straight from your mobile. Watch the video to see how we work.

03 — Designed exclusively for businesses

  • Curate your own playlists

    With Open Ear you can curate your own playlists - work with our templates or start from scratch.

  • Manage from your mobile

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

  • Schedule around you

    Manage your schedule to match time of day. Use the Calendar mode to add a playlist to match an event or occasion.

  • Energy Slider

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

  • Curator placard

    Physical placards help engage with customers on-site. This could be your brands ‘musical story’ or your curator's inspirations behind the playlist.

    We will work with you design team to create bespoke artwork that can be displayed on visible placards in each site, printed on menus or given away as flyers.

  • Take-home playlists

    We generate a unique QR code for each venue, which is linked to a mobile music website with your realtime ‘now-playing’ feed displayed.

    Customers can identify songs, learn the brand story, discover new artists and have the playlist sent to their inbox by email. This is a unique and innovative way for our businesses to engage with their customers using their brand-fit music.

  • Mobile integration

    We generate a unique QR Code for each venue that's linked to a mobile music website with your realtime ‘now-playing’ feed displayed.

    Customers can identify songs, learn the brand story, discover new artists and have the playlist sent to their inbox by email. This is a unique and innovative way for our businesses to engage with their customers using their brand-fit music.

  • ‘Now-Playing’ display

    Using the Open Ear API, we provide a widget that displays the song now-playing in realtime and embeds on your website.

"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

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

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