Some of you may have noticed a new CD on the shelf at your local
Starbucks called Playing for Change- Songs Around the World. I
wanted to write a blog here on MyStarbucksIdea about Playing for Change
(PFC) to share a little bit about the purpose and inspiration behind
PFC is a result of Grammy winning producer-engineer
Mark Johnson’s decade-long travel aimed at connecting the world through
music. Using innovative mobile technology, Johnson and his crew filmed
and recorded more than 100 musicians spanning five continents. Each
captured performance created a new mix in which essentially the artists
are all performing together, although they are hundreds of miles apart.
is available as a CD/DVD combo at our company-operated stores in
the US and Canada for $12.95. It contains a ten-song audio CD as well as a
seven-track DVD and a trailer for the PFC documentary and information
on the PFC foundation.
Below is a video we shared with 10,000 store managers in New Orleans last October. I know they all found it to be inspiring and powerful and I hope you enjoy it as well.
I welcome your thoughts and feedback here.