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A glowing Starbucks Coffee sign hangs in the window of a store in downtown Seattle, Washington, where the company is headquartered. Customers and promotional materials can be seen this evening in this busy location.

Spotify and Starbucks Coffee Company will begin a multi-year music program to make “the barista the DJ,” in the words of Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, essentially turning over control of in-store music to the coffee makers at Starbucks’ 7,000 U.S. stores. On Monday, May 18, all of Starbucks’ 150,000 U.S. employees received a complimentary Spotify…