soundjack background music for pubs

soundjack - background music for pubs

With the right background music in your pub, your customers won't want to leave!

soundjack is a fully-managed, tablet-based background music system for pubs, clubs and bars. Whether your customers are looking for a quiet drink or a party atmosphere, soundjack provides the perfect soundtrack for their night out. We understand you don't have the time to trawl through music libraries, continually selecting songs and building track lists so we manage this for you.

soundjack also gives your customers the chance to interact with your pre-selected music library by choosing and playing songs via their mobile phones using the soundjack app. You choose if you want your customer to use this facility for free or if you want to make them pay to select and play your music - turn your background music system into a virtual jukebox with soundjack.

100% LEGAL – it is illegal to use iTunes or Spotify in a pub or bar.
soundjack background music for pubs is fully legal.

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soundjack lets your customers choose and play songs, from a preselected music library, via their phones using the soundjack app. The soundjack app is available for free from the Google Play and Apple App Store.


  • soundjack - Bespoke music profiling

    Bespoke music profiling

    the right music played at the right time. Music curated by Soundnet

  • soundjack - Online music system

    Online music system

    always up to date and easy to manage

  • soundjack - Phone app integration

    Phone app integration

    let your customers interact with the music in your venue using the soundjack app

  • soundjack - Plug and play solution

    Plug and play solution

    simply connect the soundjack BGM tablet to your amps and speakers

  • soundjack - No fixed term contracts

    No fixed term contracts

    flexible terms for single site and multi site businesses.

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    Fully legal, PPL & MCPS compliant

    enjoy the music - all royalties & copying licences have been paid


How it works

What types of pubs and bars can benefit from background music?+-

From family-friendly country pubs and roadhouses to sports bars and pub chains, background music has its place in all types of pubs and bars. Pubs and music go together like... well, pubs and drinks! Pubs have historically even inspired their own music genres such as Pub Rock. It's just a matter of finding the right pub background music to suit your patrons!

Using the soundjack dashboard, you can easily create timed playlists depending on the time of day and the types of patronage you attract throughout the day. Whether people pop in for a coffee in the morning, lunchtime drink or after work socialising, you'll probably notice different moods throughout the day. Different kinds of background music will influence your customers' behaviour in different ways and create different pub atmospheres, and some songs may work for lunch time that just wouldn't work for the evenings. For example, many pubs and bars will play something a little more relaxed and at a quieter volume during the daylight hours, but pump up the volume and tempo a little more from evening onwards.

Luckily, we have a team of music experts on hand to help you fully manage your music brand and compile a music library to suit your customers.

How can background music improve pub atmosphere?+-

Background music can be an intrinsic component in creating the right pub atmosphere. The music played in a pub or a bar can immediately affect your perception of the establishment from the moment you step through the door, helping to establish the venue's brand identity and culture.

The trouble is, when you don't have a background music plan, you often end up leaving it to whoever's behind the bar at the time. And they might just treat the responsibility like having their personal headphones in, without really acknowledging the fact that the pub background music isn't there for them, it's there for the customers. They might be in the mood to listen to Taylor Swift's new album, but that doesn't mean that everyone else at the bar does too.

Perhaps in the afternoon, you tend to get the older generation pop in for a drink. You have to cater to your audience. Be aware of the customer. Different demographics will appreciate different types of music, and at different volumes. You don't want to assault your customers' ears and drown out customers' conversations. It is key to identify the type of atmosphere that your customers want at different times of day, and what pub background music best accompanies that atmosphere.

How does soundjack let my customers interact with the pub background music?+-

Our background music system for pubs and bars gives you the ability to allow your customers to interact with the music played at your venue. Using our free award-winning app, your patrons can choose from over five million songs in our library - including all the popular new releases and decades of chart music. We'd like to see any traditional pub jukebox compete with that!

However, we do also provide you with the ability to limit your customers' choice of pub background music, by allowing you to create your own music libraries for customers to select from. This is particularly helpful for theme pubs or bars that tend to attract very specific demographics. For example, you wouldn't want someone to put on Britney Spears at a rock bar!

From the free smartphone app, customers are then able to play the tracks for free or add credits to their soundjack account using PayPal and Payforit, and share their song choice through their Facebook and Twitter (tagging your pub in their post, of course!). You keep all the profits, or simply choose to allow customers to pick the music for free at your bar. If you're using soundjack in pay-per-play mode, you can even see detailed analytics on the income generated through your pub background music.

By allowing your customers to choose the background music, you'll be encouraging longer dwell times - especially for those music lovers who like to gather with their friends for a drink and listen to music! Watch as "one more song" turns into "one more pint"!

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