background music for restaurants

Get the ambience right for your venue with a profiled restaurant music service.

soundjack is a fully-managed, tablet-based background music system for restaurants, coffee shops and cafés. The music you play in your restaurant can have as much of an influential effect on your customers as the decor or the attentiveness of your staff. Creating the right ambience for your eatery is absolutely essential – music is a crucial part of the modern dining experience.

Whether you are looking for contemporary jazz, classical the latest cool beats or something more traditional, soundjack's background music for restaurants and cafes can provide you with the perfect composition for your customer. soundjack will work with you to create a bespoke music profile that fits your exact requirements.

soundjack is easy to install and is a 100% legal background music system for restaurants.

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Investing in the right restaurant and cafe background music technology gives you the power to create the perfect atmosphere for your venue, tailoring it to the time, season or occasion. With a service like soundjack, you can be sure that the mixes we offer up will provide a delicately 'menu' of tunes best tailored to your customer.

With CURIOPlayer and soundjack, you or your staff can also choose from various playlists that best align with your restaurant or cafe from our preselected music library simply by accessing our web UI on your phone.



  • soundjack - Bespoke music profiling

    Bespoke music profiling

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

  • soundjack - Online music system

    Online music system

    always up to date and easy to manage

  • soundjack - Phone app integration


    manage music playback from most web-enabled devices

  • 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.

  • soundjack - another bullet heading

    Fully legal, PPL & MCPS compliant

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


Examples of the types of music mixes we can offer your restaurant:

  • Burger & Brew: Familiar rock, adult pop, classic R&B, and iconic pop. Great for lunch or anytime you have a packed house. Serve up something for everyone without being overwhelmed. Includes genres such as Country, Iconic, Pop, R&B and Rock.
  • French Bistro: This collection highlights la chanson française, incorporating classics from the most iconic French crooners with modern-day artists for a perfect bistro sound.
  • Romantic Italian Blend: A classy and romantic mix of Italian vocal legends, soft jazz selections, and flamenco styles. These songs are designed to add a strong romantic Italian feel to any location. Includes genres such as international and jazz.

How it works

What types of restaurants can benefit from background music?+-

From fine dining restaurants to the humble café or coffee shop, restaurant background music can help to shape your brand and attract your target customers. Using the soundjack dashboard, you can easily create timed playlists to complement your restaurant's dining atmosphere during breakfast, lunch and dinner hours.

Different kinds of background music will influence your customers' behaviour in different ways depending on the type of dining establishment. Slow-tempo background music may result in slower dining and more relaxed conversation at the table - which may be beneficial if you are trying to increase customer dwell time in order to encourage more drink sales, but not so much if you run a fast food restaurant where you rely on a faster turnover of customers.

Tempo is just one of the many things to consider when selecting background music for your restaurant, café, coffeehouse or bistro. Luckily, we have a team of music experts on hand to help you fully manage your music brand.

What advantages does using restaurant background music bring?+-

Our background music system for restaurants offers up the best music mixes for your venue, whilst giving you the ability to be in control of the music flavour that is played. Using our web UI on any internet-connected device, you can choose from hundreds of different mixes to tailor a wide variety of businesses and venue locations - including mixes that feature all the popular new releases and decades of chart music.

Playing the perfect music is great for encouraging longer dwell times at your establishment, especially for more casual venues such as cafés and coffee shops where people may stop for lunch or groups of young people may hang out after college. With background music in your coffee shop or café that your consumer enjoys, you may just find that more people will be encouraged to stay for one more coffee or even add a cake to their bill.

How can background music influence restaurant purchases?+-

There have been numerous studies on the correlation between customer behaviour and the background music played at restaurants. For restaurants with above average menu prices and a middle-aged demographic, for example, slow-tempo classical music has been shown to increase the amount of bar purchases in comparison to fast-paced music. The research study showed an average of 3.04 additional drinks per customer group due to longer dwell time. The amount spent on food, however, was relatively the same and the slow music can actually cause customers to eat slower.

High-volume music, in addition to fast tempo, can potentially increase table turnover with studies showing that customers will eat and drink faster when there is loud or fast restaurant background music. Depending on the type of restaurant, the faster consumption of drinks can result in more drinks purchases.

Dining experience can be significantly improved with the right choice of music. In a fine dining restaurant, classical music can even affect the taste of your customers and influence them into perceiving the food to be of higher quality. In the complete absence of music, customers can feel uncomfortable or distracted by the sounds of cutlery and dishes in the restaurant surrounding them.

Similarly, restaurants that play loud background music can expect to attract a younger demographic than restaurants that play quiet background music. The type of music you decide to play at your restaurant will vary greatly depending on your brand and demographic but, undeniably, the right choice in background music for restaurants can help to increase your revenue.

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