There are two ways to create your own soundtrack:
1. Choose music - selecting your unique sound, genre, and energy level. This feature is easy to use and allows you to create a unique, brand-fitting sound in minutes.
2. Use playlist - if you already have an idea of the type of sound you want. With this feature, you can use a Spotify playlist which will be used as a basis for a soundtrack.
It is important to keep in mind your business type and the general ambiance you want to present to your customers. For example, if you have a rock bar you might select high energy rock and perhaps even a certain decade. If you own a spa, you might avoid selecting a “rugged” or “expressive” sound.
Use the create tab in the iOS or Android app, or when logged into your account. Select the option to create a soundtrack from scratch. Fill in the ingredients of your playlist which include the Energy, Genre, Sound and Decade of your sound. In this step, you will also be able to choose if you want to allow explicit content or not.
Once you have selected the ingredients of your sound, click on Save Soundtrack to give it a name and color. After it is saved, it will be stored in your music.
Improve your result when creating a soundtrack
This feature works by including songs in your soundtrack as you select genres, sounds, decades and energies. As soon as you select any of the mentioned categories you start crafting your own soundtrack by removing songs from our global library not included in your selections. This also implies that if you, for example, don’t select any genre, you will get a soundtrack containing all genres. The same logic applies to all categories.
The categories Energy and Sound can be used to broaden the range of soundtracks when used properly. For example selecting both "low" and "very low" Energy level rather than just "low" will ensure more content is shown. This also applies for the "sound" as long as contrasting sounds are not used, such as both "youthful" and "mature."
Genre and Decade are categories used to narrow down your sound, so be sure to keep in mind the energy and sounds you chose in order to make sure there are plenty of options for you. For example, if you choose "low" Energy paired with “techno” Genre, you will not have much to choose from. Keeping in mind which Genres and Decades go with your selected Energy and Sound will ensure you have plenty of soundtracks to choose from.
When using a Spotify playlist, you instantly generate a new Soundtrack based on it. You can use any playlist with a minimum of 5 songs and a Soundtrack will be generated with up to 300 added songs that match the vibe of the original Spotify playlist. This will guarantee there is plenty of content to avoid repetition.
Simply click on create and choose the option to create a soundtrack from playlist. Drag & drop a playlist or click on Connect to Spotify.
If the headphone symbol next to the imported songs is grey, it means it's unavailable to preview but it is still available to play.
Please note that removing added songs on lists where there are fewer than 300 songs available will only generate further songs being added. The larger your playlist, the easier it is for soundtrack to match similar songs.
Remove a song from your soundtrack
1. Go to your music in the top menu and click on the soundtrack you want to edit.
2. Click on the three dots on the Soundtrack and select edit
3. Remove a song from the playlist by clicking on the X symbol next to it. If you're unsure which song to remove, you can preview it by clicking on the headphones before removing it.
4. Save your changes when you're done.
So what's new?
We’re evolving how our customers experience background music! The first thing we did was update the Create Soundtrack from Spotify playlist. The tool is now easier to use and offers a broader music selection. This means you won’t need to spend as much time searching for and preparing playlists. Instead, you can focus on the important stuff: your business.
We strive to make sure the music in your businesses not only matches but perfectly fits your brand. Therefore, the focus moving forward will be on creating the world’s best Soundtracks for you, our customers, and saving you time and effort.
While we understand that this need isn’t a must for every business, Soundtrack Business is different from a personal Spotify account. Collecting agencies, like STIM in Sweden, put various restrictions on businesses that play background music. We’re working hard on signing more deals with record labels to keep expanding our music library.