The Voice of music at Starbucks. At Hear Music, we are dedicated to helping people discover all the great music beyond the Top 40. We find great albums, old and new, and bring them together in ways that make them interesting to explore. We began as a catalog in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1990, and then opened retail stores in Berkeley and Santa Monica. In 1999, we joined Starbucks to enhance the discovery of music in their coffeehouses worldwide. Explore this site to check out the range of things we are doing: choosing the music that plays at Starbucks coffeehouses, creating Hear Music compilations, and interviewing our favorite artists about their favorite albums for our Artist’s Choice section.