background music for shops & retail

Create the right environment instore with a professional profiled music service.

Whether you own a corner shop, fashion retailer, petrol station, shoe shop or a high street chain, soundjack offers you the latest in music profiling and retail mixes with our groundbreaking background music system.

At soundjack, we offer a bespoke music profile for your venue and work towards keeping your customers' in-store browsing for longer with our fully managed and conveniently installed background music system.

soundjack is easy to install & offers 100% legal background music for shops and stores.

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With a study having discovered that 46% of business owners agreed that playing music for customers helps them to define their brand and “who they are” as a business, implementing an in-store background music solution into your premises will do wonders.

With CURIOPlayer and soundjack, you or your staff can choose from various playlists that best align with your retail store from our preselected music library via 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 retail store:

  • Elegant Environment: This selection of smooth, soft jazz and acoustic instrumentals perfectly balances both tempo and texture for an elegant soundscape. Includes genres such as New Age and Instrumental.
  • Female Urban Fashion: A mix of urban top 40, classic soul, hip-hop, and modern soul, all selected with a female clientele in mind. The mix spans nearly four decades of music and is sure to please a wide range of ages. Includes genres such as R&B, Hip-Hop/Rap and Pop.
  • Pop Shop: These are today’s current pop hits and recent gems, featuring bright, shiny, hand-polished, and retail-ready selections. Appeals to teens, young adults, millennials and Generation X.

How it works

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

All retail stores can benefit from shop background music, from independent retailers to nationwide high street chains. Retail outlets can vary greatly in branding and product range, and the music you play in your store needs to reflect this in order to effectively target the right demographic for your business. The type of music you play in your shop can influence your customers' perception of product quality and pricing. Depending on your brand and target demographic, this can be used to encourage shoppers to pay more for a product (due to the perception of it being of higher quality) or spend less on individual items but buy more in quantity.

Background music for shops can be used to increase sales of clothes, shoes, groceries, electronics and more. Whether you're a department store, a high street chain, a discount shop or an independent boutique retailer, your in-store music is a core component of your customers' shopping experience and should be seriously considered as part of your marketing strategy.

Luckily, we have a team of music experts on hand to help you fully manage your music brand across all your store locations or within a single outlet.

How can background music for shops influence in-store purchases?+-

There have been numerous studies on the correlation between customer behaviour and background music played at shops. But, like many in-store marketing strategies, there's an art to optimising the background music to the shopping experience that you would like to create for your customers.

Many shops (such as discount stores and convenience shops) rely on a fast traffic flow throughout the store, either throughout the day or closer to closing time when you want people to start leaving. High-volume, fast-paced background music in shops may not necessarily be to your customers' liking but studies have shown that they are effective at causing customers to shop quicker. This in itself could be beneficial for shops that rely on impulse purchases and discount bargains throughout the store as customers' sense of urgency can influence them to put more in their basket without time for second thoughts.

Slower paced music may be more suitable for shops that sell expensive items, to encourage customers to feel more relaxed about their large purchase and enjoy a comfortable shopping experience as they deliberate between certain products. Slower paced shop music encourages browsing, which may also lead to them buying additional purchases.

Research has shown that shop background music can also influence your customers' perception of product quality. For example, playing classical music in a high-end shop can improve your customers' perception of the quality of your product range and therefore make the price tag feel less heavy. This strategy, however, would not be suited to a discount shop where customers may be influenced into subconsciously thinking that the products are too expensive for what they are. Instead, "low quality" but upbeat pop music can be used to make products seem cheaper.

What advantages does using shop background music bring?+-

Our background music system for shops offers up the best music mixes for your venue, whilst giving you the ability to be in control of the music taste 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. It's the perfect solution for shops that cater to a very specific demographic. For example, if your shop sells alternative clothing and rock music merchandise, you may want to select one of our perfect indie rock mixes, to ensure that you won't lose any customers over the regular radios consecutive Britney Spears music selection. For more mainstream outlets, you could play one of our brilliant chart mixes, with the hottest tunes.

With bespoke music mixes by soundjack and PlayNetwork, this is certain to encourage your consumers to stick around a little bit longer!

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