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Music for Restaurants

Music for Coffee Shops

Pair every sip with our gentle, uplifting music, encouraging relaxation, conversation, and extended stays. Increase dwell time and the overall customer experience with Pandora CloudCover's premier music streaming service for coffee shops, through optimal music playlists and messaging that resonates with your customers.

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Background Music for Coffee Shops

Background music can have a profound impact on your coffee shop.

Increase sales & repeat customers

Background music can encourage customers to spend more time in the restaurant or cafe, leading to increased sales.


Improve the dining experience

A positive dining experience, including the impact of background music, encourages customers to return, leading to increased repeat business and revenue.


Enhance your brand identity

Background music can help establish your brand identity and create a memorable experience for customers.

How music impacts the dining experience

Music and messaging by CloudCover can enhance your business in so many ways.


Increase dwell time

The right background music encourages customers to linger longer in your coffee shop, browsing through the menu or enjoying an extra cup. Curated playlists transform your cafe into a comfortable haven where patrons wish to dwell.


Improve staff morale

A happy barista means a perfectly brewed coffee. Introducing lively songs and playlists to your coffee shop can uplift staff morale, ensuring they're always at their best to serve your customers.


Mask unwanted sounds

Coffee grinding, the clinking of cups, or even chatter can sometimes be overwhelming. But with background music services, these sounds can be effortlessly masked, allowing customers to immerse themselves in the harmonious ambiance of your espresso bar.


Enhance your brand identity

In a world filled with cafes and coffee joints, stand out with a signature sound. Using licensed music services, craft a unique brand identity for your Java Joint that customers recognize and love, each time they step in.


Create a memorable experience

The combination of a warm cup and the right music can transform a quick coffee stop into a memorable experience. Enhance the sensory journey for your customers with soundtracks that resonate with the soul of your cafe.


Minimize perceived wait times

While customers await their latte or espresso at your Java Joint, the right music can make the wait feel shorter. The soothing sounds of instrumental tracks or the rhythm of jazz can make time fly, improving the overall cafe experience.

Why is Background Music for Coffee Shops So Important?

Playing background music in your coffee shop or cafe can affect customer mood, behavior, emotions, and spending. Research has found that appropriate music selection can impact the perceived taste of coffee. “Sweet” music has been shown to make coffee taste sweeter, while “bitter” music can make coffee taste more bitter. “Sweet” music is also associated with joy and surprise.

Appropriate music can also increase dwell time and sales and create a calming and inviting atmosphere. Additionally, music can enhance customer enjoyment and satisfaction, ultimately leading to returning customers and cementing your coffee shop as a community favorite.

Transform your coffee shop into a vibrant community space with Pandora CloudCover, the ultimate music streaming service designed to enrich customer experience and create the perfect atmosphere for patrons to savor their coffee, get work done, or socialize.

Case Studies

Coffee Company Brews Up Good Vibes With Custom Music Station

This coffee retailer is streaming a custom CloudCover station to more than 450 of their stores every day. They wanted to match their background music with their quirky, fun-loving brand. So we worked with them to build a custom music station that reflects their positive energy. After a full brand sound analysis by our professional music curation team, we hand-selected every song in their new station, which gets updated every week with new tracks. Now their employees are brewing up great coffee with a huge smile on their faces. And customers are loving it too.

Overhead audio messaging

Whether it's promoting daily specials, announcing events, or conveying important information, CloudCover empowers you to schedule messages for specific times or intervals, ensuring your communications are not only relevant but also seamlessly integrated into the rhythm of your business day. This dynamic scheduling capability enhances customer engagement and creates an impactful interaction with your customers.

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Audio Messaging

Tailored audio messages for your coffee shop ambiance

Overhead audio messaging is an invaluable tool for coffee shop owners and managers. Seamlessly integrate special announcements, promote events, or highlight exclusive deals, enhancing the cafe experience for every patron.

  • Announce daily or weekly coffee specials, introducing patrons to a new blend or a limited-time latte.
  • Use tailored audio messages to promote upcoming live music nights or special cafe events, enticing regulars and newcomers alike.
  • Highlight loyalty programs or coffee card deals, ensuring customers are always in the loop and eager to return.
  • Play important reminders for staff, ensuring smooth operations during opening and closing times, all while maintaining a harmonious soundtrack in the background.
Audio Messaging

Streamline your cafe music experience across locations

For multi-location coffee shop owners and managers, having the ability to dive into real-time insights and effortlessly control background music, playlists, and audio messaging from a central platform is indispensable.

  • Receive immediate feedback on streaming quality and song preferences for each location, ensuring an optimized experience for every patron.
  • Generate compliance reports to make certain all locations adhere to licensing regulations.
  • Easily switch up the soundtrack for any location in response to customer feedback or special occasions.


Schedule playlists for the perfect cafe ambiance throughout the day

With CloudCover’s streaming services, coffee shop owners and managers can effortlessly curate and schedule the right music for every moment. From the morning rush to the peaceful evening, ensure your espresso bar offers a tailored auditory experience to complement the setting.

  • Schedule soothing sounds for early morning customers seeking a calm start to their day.
  • Curate lively playlists for the midday coffee rush, ensuring energy and vibrancy fill your Java Joint.
  • Transition to smooth jazz or instrumental soundtracks for the afternoon lull, providing a serene environment for those looking to relax or work.


Create a unique sound for your coffee shop

Jazz Instrumental

Chill Jazz

Spa Lounge

Rejuvenating Pop / Soul / Instrumental

Office Workday Hits

Pop / Top 40 / Classics for Office / Medical / Health Care Facilities

Workout Old School

90s-2010s High Energy

80s Rock

Hard Rock / Hair Metal / Alternative

Pub Hits

Pop & Rock Hits for Bar, Brewery, & Pub Environments

Latin Workout Party

120+ BPM

Coffee Shop

Brunch Cafe Acoustic & Pop

Fresh Country

Hot and Trending / Today's Country

Today’s Hits

Top Songs of the Past 2 Years / Top 40

Family Favorites

Clean Lyrics for All Ages

Everything you need to create the perfect sound

All music licensing included

License coverage to legally stream background music in your businesses

No ads or interruptions

Your music is never interrupted by unwanted advertisements or DJs

Hundreds of curated stations

Access hundreds of stations spanning every genre, mood, and era

10,000+ Artist Stations

Each artist station captures the essence of the featured musician

Custom stations and mixes

Choose a set of songs or artists, and let Pandora's Music Genome work its magic

Clean family-friendly tracks

Business stations are lyric-checked and rated for explicit language and offensive subject matter

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Most CloudBox music players come preprogrammed, ensuring they’re ready to deliver tunes right out of the box without any manual setup.

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Stream from a mobile device by connecting to an amplifier by wire, Bluetooth, AirPlay, or Chromecast.


Log into CloudCover in your web browser to stream directly to any connected speakers.


Stream music and messaging through your existing Sonos system with our native integration.

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need any special equipment to use the CloudCover service?

When I use CloudCover, do I have to worry about song rights, royalties or other licensing issues?

Can I manage multiple locations using CloudCover from a single device or location?

Is there someone I can talk to if I need help or have questions about my service or need technical support?