Background music for offices.

Music for overtime, for tea time, for spreadsheets and timesheets, for Monday blues and Friday feelings, and very productive meetings.

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What’s a great office working experience?

Something clients and employees tell their friends about. Like having the right blend of music in reception that puts you completely at ease before an important meeting or a final round interview. It elevates a brand to distinction, with the atmosphere of all sites harmonising in unison. Ultimately it improves your productivity and bottom line.

Creating a standout office working experience isn’t so easy.

But that’s where we can help. Music isn’t all we know, but it’s in our soul, and when blended with tech and our knowledge of behavioural science we create branded workspace experiences that sync perfectly in tune with your business objectives.

With our music for offices, we’re lucky to work with some of the biggest and best brands in the world, from global banks to high-street chains to eclectic modern workspaces. Whether you’re looking to encourage people back into the office, influence your brand perception or boost employee productivity, our team has the expertise to drive your objectives and make your office environments sing.

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Behavioural Science in action, in the office.

The Primacy Effect is the premise that the order in which we hear and receive information affects how it is interpreted, with the first information we receive having the superior impact. Quite simply, first impressions are hugely important. When a prospective new client visits your offices, their experience as they arrive could make or break a deal. It’s all about setting up the ideal atmosphere for a meeting, encouraging the right brand associations and delivering the strongest possible first impression.




  • brand distinctiveness
  • cover control
  • responsive atmospherics
  • repeat custom
  • brand consistency
  • top of mind
  • driving spend
  • increased dwell time
  • throughput control

Tell me more, tell me more - What does a great office experience look like?

Taking something that can be seen as a commodity and turning it into a major driving factor to improve your productivity and bottom line. It’s getting music and atmosphere on your team and in all your offices.

Picture a soundtrack that provides a welcoming start to your employees’ morning, putting an extra spring in their step. A background playlist that makes a client’s foot tap as they wait in reception before an important meeting. An atmosphere monitor that tells you the busyness, noise levels and temperature of a space at any given time, helping you to create and maintain the ideal working environment.

We call it music+.

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Tailored music for offices.

Our music services give you everything you need to propel your atmosphere to perfection. Professionally curated playlists designed for a variety of working environments. An easy-to-use drag and drop scheduler that can be tailored to your office hours. Flexible permissions that allow you to determine who can control what. Multisite reporting to ensure you’re on top of what’s happening at each and every location. Whatever your requirements, we’ll give you the tools you need to design and scale your perfect atmosphere with our background music for offices.

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Dynamic digital signage.

Digital signage provides an impactful way to communicate with employees and share company news. Capture attention in communal areas where people are taking a break from their laptops, and integrate displays with background music to create a slick audio-visual experience. Whether you have 5 screens or 5,000, our digital signage system supports easy scheduling and management of static or video content, allowing you to tailor your displays to work perfectly for every time and day of the week.

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Atmosphere monitoring.

With Startle's first-of-its-kind atmosphere monitoring tool, you can gain invaluable insight into how the environment of your offices changes over time. And more importantly, how this impacts areas like footfall, engagement, and other employee behaviours. By bringing data on your locations’ busyness, energy, temperature and local weather together in one place, you can get a better view than ever of how they measure up - whether comparing by time, daypart, or site to site.

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We are really happy with Startle's personal touch

Startle worked closely with us to tailor curate playlists that are perfect for our customers and our store colleagues. They really invested in understanding Charles Tyrwhitt as a brand and used this to create a strong and varying soundtrack that matched our customers shopping habits throughout the day.

Nicola Wright

Visual Merchandising Coordinator

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Nailed it from the get-go

Finding our brand sound has been an exciting and interesting journey, and the help that we've had from the guys at Startle has been super valuable. We have to hand it to them, they nailed it from the get-go and we've been happily bopping away to these playlists ever since!

Hattie Shaw

Marketing Manager

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Can control all of our venues from my smartphone

Startle's music+ service is exceptional. Their playlists are fantastic and I can control all of our venues from my smartphone. The service is backed up by Startle's Relentless Support™ team who are always on hand to answer any question or fix any issue immediately.

Will Barrett

Technical Manager

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Technical Manager

Heard enough?

Get in touch to start playing your employees the kind of background music that creates hair-tingling moments.

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