EarthEar was founded by Jim Cummings in 2003, which was three years before he established the Acoustic Ecology Institute (AEI). A full history of EarthEar is available on the website as the ‘EarthEar Story’ but the label has expanded and contracted in several different ways over the twelve years since it was established, focussing now on a very stream-lined group of musicians including David Dunn and Tom Lawrence but now offers a flash player on the website which will help people to find new music by giving samples of work for sale.

EarthEar provides a short biography of the composers including their approaches which cover music made beyond the electroacoustic approach and also feature human-centric soundscapes. More about this can be read on the EarthEar Blog which includes writings by the composers.