The Greater Cleveland area is home to an incredible bounty of talented, creative, and prolific musicians. ListenCLE aims to bring all the amazing music North East Ohio has to offer out of concert halls and bars and into the daily lives of the residents and visitors of the region, by making it easy for businesses to use locally-produced music as the soundtrack to their customer experience.
To that end, the ListenCLE initiative focuses on a new way to approach local music: grouping playlists by moods and feelings, rather than by genre or simply by virtue of them being locally produced. This mood-based approach builds an audio experience that challenges traditional music categories and allows listeners to truly discover new music. The core playlists – 9 at present – feature moods like Chill, Feel Good, Energy Boost, and Groove, and are all over 8 hours long, meaning over the course of a standard work day you’d never hear the same song twice.
If you’re a business owner looking to bring local music into your establishment, or a musician looking to have their music included in our ever-growing catalog, head over to the Get Involved page to get started!
In the News
‘Not Just About Yesterday’: The Rock Hall Turns the Spotlight on Cleveland’s Music Scene – WKSU.com; October 7, 2021.