Curated Music Boosts Retail Sales

Yes, we’ve all done it before. One step into LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, and next thing you know you’re dancing to J. Lo’s “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” while picking up bath bombs from a crate. It’s true – piping music into your store that your ideal customer would enjoy will help boost your sales.

Finding the Right Tune

It’s been proven scientifically that successful stores often curate music at low volumes to complement the theme of their brand. For instance, if one were to walk into a fast fashion store like H&M, ZARA, or Victoria’s Secret, the first thing you notice is not only the lingerie and beauty products on display, but also the upbeat electro pop dance music blasting throughout the store. Whether it’s “Can’t You Get You Out Of My Head” by Kylie Minogue or Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next”, brick and mortar stores really know how to put on a show.

Sticking To The Theme

Adding musical touches to their brick and mortars can help boutique owners and private label designers. In 1934, a company called Muzak released background music used for elevators. Hence, the idea of “stimulus production” was born. When adding “stimulus production” into your store, give shoppers an unforgettable experience. With unforgettable experiences involving music, customers will stay engaged throughout their shopping visit.

The Soundtrack To Your Brand

According to an article from, a 1982 study concluded that based on tempo, volume and genre, it’s been proven possible to influence behavior with music. You can help bring out the mood to your store with a variety selection of genres as well as a personal customization of playlists using This tool makes it easier to find music to curate your brand. Sign up today and receive a free 30-day trial.Setting up a playlist like this will help bring to life the creative marketing aspect of your business.

Live Events

Back in 2015, at least 93% of Millennials reported an interest in attending brand sponsored events with live music. The whole idea of using music –live or not– to fit the theme of your brand, gives more of a reason to enhance the marketing of your store. After all, life is a little bit like a party. So why not cue the music?

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