Some of my very first memories involve music. I remember learning the words to “Octopus’ Garden” in my first grade music class, and I remember the scratchy sounds of Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl” as played on my parents’ record player in our den. I can remember hearing REO Speedwagon on the radio as I played under the kitchen table while my mom cooked dinner, and my dad bursting into our bedrooms on our birthdays, belting out the Beatles’ birthday song.
My love of music has stuck with me throughout my life. When I came to work at Starbucks a few months ago, I was so excited to get to work with Pick of the Week, the Starbucks program that lets customers download a free hand-selected song on iTunes. Even before I came to Starbucks, I looked forward to walking into my favorite Starbucks location (Northgate, hollaaa!) and picking up the newest Pick of the Week card. I love the discovery aspect of new music and Pick of the Week does an amazing job of introducing me to music I’ve never heard before. Now that I’ve seen the whole Pick of the Week process, I have even more respect for the masterminds behind the project and the artists who participate.
That’s part of the reason I’m so proud to announce that Pick of the Week is available for digital download in Starbucks stores. From any participating U.S. store location, users can now download the current Pick of the Week from the free wi-fi page in Starbucks. We’re proud to launch this digital version with this week's Pick featuring Eddie Vedder’s newest single, “Better Days” from the Eat, Pray, Love soundtrack.
Pick of the Week cards are still available in participating U.S. and Canada stores, but now there is an additional way to download your free music from Starbucks. So continue discovering new music and redeem your Pick of the Week in stores today.