Create Music Group acquires Music for Pets, the pioneer in pet entertainment with more than 12 million hours of music for cats and dogs, with a proposed investment of $10 million.
Create Music Group has announced the acquisition of music for pets, an internationally recognized company that creates music and games for dogs and cats. Founded in 2017 by Amman Ahmed and Ricardo Henriquez, Music for Pets’ Relax My Dog and Relax My Cat series bring more than 12 million hours of music to more than 20 million pets worldwide every month.
“Amman and Ricardo have tapped a huge and surprising new audience for music and entertainment, our family dogs,” said Jonathan Strauss, founder and CEO of Create Music Group. “They have made Music for Pets a popular brand, reaching millions of audiences through multiple DSPs around the world.
“The Music for Pets platform is a perfect fit for us Business model as we continue to reinvent what it means to be a modern music company by building and investing in entertainment companies that have a direct, meaningful relationship with their audiences and fans and have full ownership of all intellectual property rights. This market is huge and there is a reason why Amman and Ricardo’s company is nicknamed ‘Petflix’.”
With just $1,000 of his life savings, Manchester-based Ahmed co-founded the company with Henriquez, who was inspired by his dog’s anxiety from loud noises in his El Salvador neighborhood and had begun composing music intended to calm pets.
Her approach to meeting the unique needs of pets quickly caught on and her original music has become a favorite for pets and their owners on YouTube, Spotify and other DSPs worldwide.
The company’s research shows that 87% of dog owners report their pets are less stressed after exposure to Relax My Dog content – something useful for dog owners this 4th of July weekend. The company will be posting special content on its YouTube channel during the US holiday.
“We hear from pet owners around the world that Relax My Dog and Relax My Cat have had a tremendous positive impact on their pets’ overall emotional health,” says Ahmed. “Our mission is to make the world’s pets happier and we’re excited to take this next step with Create Music Group.”
“Create has built an unparalleled music and entertainment distribution network, including a network of own brands on YouTube, Instagram and TikTok, which will give our music a tremendous opportunity to be heard by even more pets and their owners around the world,” Ahmed continues.
Create Music Group plans to invest an additional $10 million over the next 36 months to further expand Music for Pets’ reach and impact on pets and their owners.