Spotify to be promoted in StarbucksStaff writer ▼ | May 19, 2015
Starbucks Coffee Company has entered into a letter of intent with Spotify to establish a multi-year relationship.
Cooperation Through a phased rollout later this fall
This interconnectivity will allow Starbucks MSR members unique access to Starbucks music on Spotify, the ability to influence in-store playlists as well as opportunities for Starbucks MSR members to earn Stars as Currency.
Through a phased rollout later this fall in Starbucks U.S. company-owned locations, followed shortly thereafter in Canada and the United Kingdom, the agreement specifies that Starbucks and Spotify will collaborate on a next generation music ecosystem. As part of the agreement, Spotify Premium will be promoted in these stores.
Coming first, Starbucks 150,000 U.S.-based partners (employees) will receive a Spotify Premium subscription, followed shortly thereafter by partners in Canada and the U.K.
This fall, Starbucks partners can help shape the in-store music programming using tools provided by Spotify. These partner-influenced playlists will then be accessible on Spotify via the Starbucks Mobile App so that customers can stream music anywhere, anytime from their mobile device.
In addition, Spotify users will enjoy opportunities to obtain Stars as Currency for My Starbucks Rewards loyalty program. This will represent the first time that Starbucks loyalty program stars can be accessed by a third party for the benefit of Starbucks MSR members and Spotify users.
Spotify will also include a dedicated section on Spotify featuring new playlists from Starbucks and its most popular music from the past 20 years, available to all Spotify users. ■