Americans have more than 31,000 gyms to choose from. How can you stand out from the crowd? The right playlist can help, and Cloud Cover Music can help.

Can You Play Personal Music for Your Patrons?

As a fitness professional, you probably have your own media player filled with ideal workout tunes and playlists. When you run, stretch, or climb, these are the tunes you play to keep you motivated.

Recorded music of the type you have on your personal player is protected by national copyright laws. Those laws might apply to the composition of the piece, the recording of it, or both. Play this for your patrons, and you're breaking the law.

How Can CCM Help?

Cloud Cover Music partners with organizations like ASCAP, BMI, and SOCAN, ensuring that our clients have access to a huge library of recorded music that they can play legally. 

Choose one ideal playlist to share with all of your patrons. You can also create selections for different zones in your gym, such as these:

  • Pool
  • Locker rooms
  • Weight rooms

Access the streaming player from any browser or mobile device, and use our integrations to share your music through your existing Sonos system. Pull reports to ensure all of your locations are playing the music you chose. And survey your stakeholders to ensure they love the tunes you chose.

What Should You Play?

Walk into any gym in America, and you will likely hear modern music with a fast pace and a deep reliance on percussion. EDM, pop, and rock dominate the genres played.

Gyms also tend to be loud spaces, and it can be tempting to crank up the music to enhance the workout results.

If you push the volume to the limit, switching musical genres might be wise. Moving from pop to EDM would help give the workout the punch that your gym is looking for without adding hearing loss to the menu of services you offer.

Sample Playlists

Partner with Cloud Cover Music, and you can create custom playlists for your business. Pick and choose the songs you like, and start sharing right away.

These sample playlists can get your creative juices flowing:

1. EDM

Song: Levels – Radio Edit

Artist(s): Avicii

Song: One More Time – Radio Edit

Artist(s): Daft Punk

Song: Angel on My Shoulder

Artist(s): Kaskade, Tamra Keenan

Song: Icarus

Artist(s): Madeon

Song: Control

Artist(s): Oliver

Song: Illmerica

Artist(s): Wolfgang Gartner

Song: Next Order

Artist(s): Dog Blood

Song: SeeSaw – Club Version

Artist(s): Jamie xx, Four Tet, Romy

Song: Language

Artist(s): Porter Robinson

Song: Take Me Home (feat. Bebe Rexha)

Artist(s): Cash Cash, Bebe Rexha

Song: Never Come Back

Artist(s): Caribou

2. Rock

Song: (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – Mono Version

Artist(s): The Rolling Stones

Song: All Day and All of the Night

Artist(s): The Kinks

Song: Another One Bites The Dust – Remastered 2011

Artist(s): Queen

Song: Any Way You Want It

Artist(s): Journey

Song: Are You Gonna Go My Way

Artist(s): Lenny Kravitz

Song: Barracuda

Artist(s): Heart

Song: Born to Run

Artist(s): Bruce Springsteen

Song: Call Me

Artist(s): Blondie

Song: Danger Zone – From “Top Gun” Original Soundtrack

Artist(s): Kenny Loggins

Song: Hungry Like the Wolf – 2009 Remaster

Artist(s): Duran Duran

3. Pop

Song: King

Artist(s): Years & Years

Song: Born To Be Yours

Artist(s): Kygo, Imagine Dragons

Song: Dreams

Artist(s): Alex Ross, Dakota, T-Pain

Song: Feels Like Home

Artist(s): Sigala, Fuse ODG, Sean Paul, Kent Jones

Song: Go With It (feat. Chromeo)

Artist(s): Oliver, Chromeo

Song: All This Time

Artist(s): Deorro

Song: Better With You – Kastra & twoDB Remix

Artist(s): 3LAU, Justin Caruso, Iselin, twoDB, Kastra

Song: Broken & Beautiful (from the movie UGLYDOLLS)

Artist(s): Kelly Clarkson

Song: Forever – VAVO Remix

Artist(s): Disco Fries, Maline, VAVO

Song: Million Things

Artist(s): GATTÜSO, Disco Killerz

Let's Get Started

At Cloud Cover Music, we have the music that is just right for the common areas of your fitness center. We can help you understand which music might be right for your audience, and we can help you get set up with our app, so you can connect to your speakers quickly and efficiently.

We have contracts with all copyright holders, so you can play the music you want while complying with the law. We offer one reasonable fee and easy agreements, so you won't have to worry. Cloud Cover Music, however, cannot be used for group fitness classes.

We would love to tell you more. Please contact us to find out more about our options for fitness centers just like yours.


Number of Health Clubs in the United States from 2008 to 2022. (October 2022). Statista. 

Is Your Gym Guilty of Music Piracy? (November 2013). Climbing Business Journal.

If You Think the Music at Your Gym Is Too Loud, That's Because It Probably Is. (February 2015). The WashingtonPost.