New YorkAnd January 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — SiriusXM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that its subsidiary, Sirius XM Radio Inc. , has acquired Cloud Cover Media, Inc. Cloud Cover Media offers Cloud Cover Music, music to business, and employs business management, music programming, licensing and software development teams. Cloud Cover Music’s easy-to-use solutions and powerful technology platform allow businesses to deliver music, with personalized voice messages if desired, to create the desired atmosphere for their prospects, clients, and customers.
Cloud Cover Music’s combination of an easy-to-use online platform and a large, experienced account team provides organizations of any size in any industry a powerful portfolio of ad-free music for their businesses with complete control over what their customers and employees hear. Cloud Cover Music’s self-service solutions and dedicated staff offer a wide range of features and options that can be customized to meet each company’s needs. Cloud Cover Music provides soundtracks to a variety of commercial sites around United State And Canada.
Cloud Cover Music joins SiriusXM Music for Business and Pandora for Business in SiriusXM’s commercial music portfolio. Together, these services provide comprehensive, integrated offerings for businesses of all sizes.
The Vice President and General Manager will continue to lead the Cloud Cover Music team Mark Lyman.
“We are excited to be part of the SiriusXM family,” said Lyman. “As one of the fastest growing music services business, we are proud of Cloud Cover Music’s proven track record with tens of thousands of customers. We are excited to have the brand recognition and strength of SiriusXM and Pandora behind us as we continue to focus on delivering the best music and corporate messaging products.”
“Cloud Cover Music has built an advanced technology platform with a set of very attractive features for businesses that want an easy-to-install solution, want to be fully covered in the licensing, and also want to be able to create a custom soundtrack for their business,” he said. Joe Verbrug, Executive Vice President, SiriusXM. “SiriusXM and Pandora have always provided a unique combination of great content and great technology. The addition of Cloud Cover Music to our commercial music portfolio is expected to help drive us forward and contribute to the growth of our business.”
SiriusXM is represented by Weil and Gotshal & Manges LLP as a consultant. Alkali Partners acted as an exclusive financial advisor to Cloud Cover Media and David Wahlberg Ekung Udok was representing the company as an advisor.
About cloud cover music
Drawing on a team of experts in business management, music programming, licensing, and software development, Cloud Cover Music has developed intelligent music solutions that allow organizations to seamlessly pair music, branded messaging, and copyright compliance. Customers from Fortune 500 companies to respected nonprofit organizations rely on Cloud Cover Music’s copyright compliant music solutions. For more information visit cloudcovermusic.com
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world’s leading audio entertainment company North America, the premier programmer, subscription platform, and digital advertising-supported audio products. SiriusXM platforms collectively reach nearly 150 million listeners, the largest audience for digital audio across paid and free levels in the world. North America, offering music, sports, talk, news, comedy, entertainment and podcasts. Pandora, a SiriusXM subsidiary, is the largest ad-supported entertainment audio streaming service of US SiriusXM affiliates Stitcher, Simplecast and AdsWizz making it a leader in podcast hosting, production, distribution, analytics and monetization. The company’s ad sales organization, operating as SXM Media, leverages its size, cross-platform sales organization, and ad technology capabilities to deliver results to audio creators and advertisers. SiriusXM, through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc. , satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to the audio entertainment business, SiriusXM provides connected vehicle services to automakers. For more information about SiriusXM, please go to: www.siriusxm.com.
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Kevin Bronze, SiriusXM , [email protected]
Source: Sirius XM Holdings Inc.