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Music for Retail

Music for Grocery Stores

Let melodies waft along with the scents of fresh produce and baked goods, crafting a shopping experience that’s as pleasant to the ears as it is to the palate. Let Pandora CloudCover's premier music streaming service for grocery stores help increase sales and the overall shopping experience for your customers.

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Background Music for Grocery Stores

Background music in your supermarket can have a profound impact on your business.

Increase sales & repeat customers

Background music in your grocery store can encourage customers to spend more time in your store, leading to increased sales.


Improve the shopping experience

A positive shopping experience enhanced with background music encourages customers to purchase and leads to increased loyalty.


Enhance your brand identity

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

How music impacts the supermarket experience

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


Improve staff morale

When employees hear uplifting playlists and radio stations, their morale gets a boost, ensuring a happier and more productive work environment.


Increase dwell time

Background music in supermarkets can encourage customers to shop longer, browsing through aisles, potentially leading to more purchases.


Mask unwanted sounds

With CloudCover’s solution, mask distracting sounds like cart noises, ensuring a seamless and pleasant shopping atmosphere.


Enhance your brand identity

By playing music that aligns with your supermarket's brand and values, you create a unique identity that customers recognize and appreciate.


Create a memorable experience

The right soundtrack can turn a regular shopping trip into a delightful experience, ensuring customers leave with a positive impression.


Minimize perceived wait times

The right background music can make checkout queues feel shorter, enhancing customer satisfaction and reducing perceived wait times.

Why is Background Music for Grocery Stores So Important?

Background music is important in grocery stores because it can influence shopper behavior and enhance the overall customer experience. Research suggests that appropriate music selection can affect the pace of shopping, encourage longer shopping trips, and influence purchasing decisions. One University of Bath study found that music can cause grocery shoppers to spend over 10% more than typical, but only Monday through Thursday.

Another study found that shoppers’ liking of the background music in a supermarket led to longer time spent shopping, which indirectly increased spending.

Lastly, background music can create a pleasant atmosphere, improve mood, and make the shopping environment more enjoyable for customers, ultimately leading to increased sales and customer satisfaction, which in turn can lead to store and brand loyalty.

Transform your supermarket into an enjoyable shopping destination with Pandora CloudCover, the premier music streaming service designed to enrich the shopping experience.

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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Oversee every grocery store from anywhere

Harness the power of CloudCover’s platform to monitor and control the music in all your store locations.

  • Receive feedback on streaming in real-time.
  • Extract detailed compliance reports periodically.
  • Adjust the overhead music effortlessly, even remotely.


Schedule music for each hour of the day

Ensure your supermarket plays the most fitting music throughout the day. With CloudCover’s streaming service, adapt playlists to different times, catering to varied customer groups.

  • Schedule uplifting songs during peak hours to invigorate shoppers.
  • Manage custom music schedules for all store locations from anywhere.
  • Customize your music for different sections, from fresh produce to bakery
Audio Messaging

Amplify promotions with overhead audio messaging

Boost your supermarket's promotions and special deals using overhead audio messaging.

  • Announce daily deals or fresh arrivals to all customers.
  • Use overhead messaging to inform about store layout changes.
  • Highlight loyalty programs or special discounts with timely messages.

Audio Messaging

Create a unique sound for your shopping center

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?