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 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 great 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 office solutions and experiences that sync perfectly in tune with your business objectives.

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 the information is interpreted, with the first information we receive having the superior impact. Quite simply, first impressions are hugely important, and the first impression you give could be something you are entirely unaware of. Ensure your first impression is as strong as possible. When a prospective new client visits your offices, their experience as they arrive could make or break a deal. But also considering more subtle things, like doors that have a nice closing sound, something that on the surface may seem unusual or unimportant, but is all about setting up the ideal atmosphere for a meeting.




  • 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 atmosphere look like?

Taking something that can be seen as a commodity and turning it into a major driving factor for your brand’s office environment to ultimately improve your productivity and bottomline. It’s getting music and atmosphere on your team and in all your office spaces.

Picture a music system that provides a welcoming start to your employees’ morning, putting an extra spring in their step. A music solution that puts a smile on an important client’s face as they wait in reception before entering the boardroom for 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 the ideal working environment.

We call it music+.

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It couldn’t have been easier

From the initial call through to our first playlist, Startle were quick and easy to deal with. We had to move quickly across 40 UK and USA sites and had devices in stores within the week ready for self-install. Followed by amazing support and a perfectly curated playlist, it couldn’t have been easier.

Doug Wootten

Charles Tyrwhitt

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Charles Tyrwhitt

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


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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

Wine Inns

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Wine Inns

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Heard enough?

Get in touch to start playing your office workers and visiting clients the kind of background music that creates hair-tingling, memorable moments.

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