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Music for Retail

Shopping Centers

Infuse wide spaces and varied shops with a cohesive musical thread that ties together diverse retail experiences under one umbrella.

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Good music is good business

Background music can have a profound impact on your business

Increase sales & repeat customers

Background music 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 retail experience

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


Increase dwell time

Playing the right background music at your shopping mall can significantly increase customer dwell time, encouraging them to explore more stores and make more purchases.


Enhance your brand identity

Different areas of the mall can have different music themes, reinforcing the brand identity of specific zones or stores.


Create a memorable experience

Music creates emotional connections. The right tunes can turn a simple shopping trip into a delightful experience customers eagerly look forward to.


Minimize perceived wait times

Strategic playlists can make waiting times feel shorter for customers, whether they're in a queue at a store or waiting for their snacks or meals at the food court.


Improve staff morale

Happy tunes uplift the spirits of store employees, resulting in better customer service and a more positive shopping atmosphere.


Mask unwanted sounds

In bustling shopping centers, background music acts as a pleasant sound blanket, masking noises and distractions, and creating a more harmonious atmosphere.

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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Shopping Center Schedule music for each mall hour

For mall managers and owners, CloudCover’s streaming solution offers the flexibility to set specific music for different times of the day, appealing to varied shopper profiles.

  • Start mornings with calm and soothing tracks, setting a relaxed pace for early shoppers.
  • Afternoon playlists can be more energetic, catering to a younger audience out for a shopping spree.
  • Evenings can have a mix of popular tracks, resonating with families and late-night shoppers.

Audio Messaging

Shopping Center Effective overhead audio messaging

Promote ongoing sales, events, or even safety protocols in your shopping mall with CloudCover's overhead audio messaging.

  • Announce hourly deals to boost sales in specific stores.
  • Promote events happening in the mall, drawing crowds to live performances or shows.
  • Play safety messages, ensuring a secure shopping environment for everyone.

Audio Messaging

Monitor and control across all locations

Control music across multiple locations effortlessly with CloudCover’s platform. Stay on top of what's played everywhere, ensuring brand consistency and the perfect auditory experience for all.

  • Get instant feedback on music streaming in different parts of the mall.
  • Generate detailed compliance reports over set intervals.
  • Switch tracks centrally, with real-time changes reflecting across the mall.


Create a unique sound for your business

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 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 fully 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?