23 Apr '14, 9pm

Behind Starbucks Music with Timothy Jones - ‘One of the Quiet Shapers of American Culture’ #storystream

It’s as much part of Starbucks as the sound of steaming milk. Beyond the conversations and coffee orders, is the ever-present background music. There was a time when Starbucks stores played one set of classical songs every few hours, every day, for a month. But for almost the past 20 years now Starbucks has been curating its own musical compilations and selling CDs. The man behind Starbucks music, Timothy Jones, is retiring from the company. “I just find music and lyrics, kind of life changing,” he said. His contributions have been life-changing for the culture of Starbucks stores. The New York Times once referred to him as “one of the quiet shapers of American culture.” Jones fell in love with music at an early age and thought as a teenager he might have a career with a band. As with most musicians that didn’t happen, so he opened a store in Seattle called Urban Renewal R...

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