Seattle Office of Film + Music

November 8, 2010, 12:25 pm
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New York Times
Last weekend, The New York Times sat down with Seattleite and man behind the music of Starbucks, Timothy Jones. He is the former manager of Seattle’s Urban Renewal Records and moved to Starbucks in 1987 when there were only 7 locations in the world. Jones and his team are essentially the DJs for the millions of Starbucks around the world, creating varied playlists to suit the needs of the coffeehouses’ customers. Implementing what he calls a “coffeehouse filter,” Jones picks songs and artists that match the vibe of each location. From blues to jazz to reggae and new artists, Starbucks playlists feature thousands of atmosphere-enhancing tunes. To prove his ability to cater to time of day and season, Jones offers his soundtrack for an autumn Sunday, which includes the Fleet Foxes’ “White Winter Hymnal.” To read the full article, follow the link above.

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