Music expresses and influences our emotions. Cloud Cover Music was founded on the belief that listening to the right music at the right time of day can boost the desired ambiance and motivate positive emotions & behaviors for a greater experience.
The challenge we relentlessly pursue is determining the needs of our customers and our customers’ customer! We want to understand what their goals are then help them achieve those. We provide clean, ad-free, targeted music and overhead messages at the right time. We also provide guidance to our customers and help them achieve their branding consistency.
With many thousands of locations playing Cloud Cover Music in the US and Canada, we also understand the operational, IT and legal challenges related to installing and operating a music service at scale, combined with the complexities of licensing for Public Performance.
We have developed a low cost, reliable way to avoid fines and complex paperwork from Performing Rights Organizations by making sure our customers are completely covered; every subscription includes the appropriate licensing fees and reporting. The artists and songwriters are the ones that help make the connections with the customers, so we believe they should be paid appropriately.
Mark is a customer-focused C-Level operator and strategist with 25 years experience in running organizations ranging from CPGs, B2B and technology businesses from early through mature stages.
Mark's imperative is to do nothing less than transform the B2B music and messaging platform from a cost center to profit centers for CCM's customers. A native Californian, Mark is married with two adult children and is a foodie, theatre-buff, golfer and outdoors person.
In 2011, Jim founded Cloud Cover Media, Inc., a web-based, self-serve, subscription music service streaming music to business locations with licenses from publishers, record labels and artists.
Jim navigated the maze of industry and Internet licensing regulations to create an innovative business model to deliver legal music to stores. As a 'conceptual technologist' he leads the software development to meet the demands of single stores or national chains playing in-store music. Cloud Cover software is protected by non provisional, utility patents on file with US Patent Office.
Prior to joining the music industry in 2006, Jim worked for twenty years as a video-based communication specialist for advertising agencies and major corporations. He graduated from Occidental College and Harvard Business School.
As CTO, Stuart oversees all the technology, product delivery and support for Cloud Cover Music. He is dedicated to continuously improving the customer experience and driving operational efficiency while creating a culture of fun and innovation.
Stuart’s years in enterprise software have covered a wide range of technologies and processes but he has learned that people truly make the difference. His numerous collaborative teams of developers, testers, and support have launched and run secure, scalable enterprise software products and services on a variety of technologies, used by most of the Global Fortune 500 companies.
Born in England, Stuart graduated (Computer Science) from the University of Kent, Canterbury then moved to California to be in the heart of technological growth. He loves to spend time with his native Californian wife, watching their two daughters play “soccer”.
Bill Collins Chairman of the Board
Mark Lehman Chief Executive Officer
Abhilash Patel Entrepreneur, Investor
James C. Birch Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
John Osborne Financial & Strategic Business Advisor
Henry Lichstein Financial & Strategic Business Advisor
Bill Colitre, Esq. Music Reports, Inc. | Copyright & Royalty Reporting
Henry Root, Esq. Music Licensing | Lapidus, Root & Sacharow, LLP
Lawrence Schnapp, Esq. Corporate Counsel | TroyGould Attorneys
Vito Canuso Patent Counsel