Starbucks Chile Ends 20th Anniversary Celebration on a High Note with the Rhythms of Chilean Music

  • In alliance with the Chilean Society of Musical Authors and Performers, Starbucks Chile hosts its third and final “Starbucks Star Stage” session at Starbucks Reserve® Santiago.
  • Launched earlier this year in celebration of the market’s 20th anniversary, the series of intimate musical sessions are recorded from iconic Starbucks stores and feature local artists who are shaping the Chilean music landscape.
  • Following successful “Starbucks Star Stage” sessions with Soulfia and Yorka, the third and final session will feature 2015 Pulsar Award for Best New Artist winner, Benjamín Walker.

Santiago, Chile - Starbucks Chile, operated by local licensed business partner Alsea, today announced the third and final session in its “Starbucks Star Stage” series of intimate musical performances hosted from Starbucks stores across Chile in celebration of the market’s 20th anniversary. The session will feature performances from singer and songwriter Benjamín Walker, winner of the 2015 Pulsar Awards for Best New Artist, Best Album of the Year and Song of the Year.

Over the past two decades, Starbucks has continuously worked to elevate the customer experience throughout Chile by offering unique and innovative experiences in its stores together with a selection of handcrafted beverages and bakery items. To commemorate the 20-year milestone and in alliance with Premios Pulsar – a project promoted by the Chilean Society of Musical Authors and Performers (SCD) – the brand will host its final music session in Starbucks Reserve Santiago – one of the market’s most celebrated stores and the first  Starbucks Reserve® in Latin America.

“We are delighted to welcome a third Chilean artist to ‘Starbucks Star Stage’ in celebration of our twentieth anniversary in Chile, and it’s most fitting to close the series from our iconic Starbucks Reserve Santiago. Throughout this celebratory year and as a token of appreciation for the support and loyalty of our customers, we have designed programs that elevate the coffee experience in Chile and reinforce Starbucks mission – with every cup, with every conversation, with every community, we nurture the limitless possibilities of human connection,” commented Claudia Aburto, director of Starbucks South America.

“Celebrating this milestone together with our partners (employees), clients and the Chilean music community has perfectly aligned with the coffee shop culture that we have cultivated since entering the market. We look forward to continued partner and community enjoyment of the 'Starbucks Star Stage' experience with those who join us in person and virtually,” Aburto added.

Starbucks Chile invites the community to join in twentieth anniversary celebrations by connecting to the music session that will be aired on Benjamín Walker’s YouTube channel, along with an exclusive interview hosted on the official Starbucks Chile YouTube channel. Details can be found on Starbucks social channels: @starbuckschile and the full performance recording will be available to the public starting December 29, 2023.

Starbucks Star Stage

Launched in 2023 in honor of Starbucks Chile’s 20th anniversary, Starbucks Star Stage is a series of intimate musical sessions recorded from iconic Starbucks stores and featuring local artists who are shaping the current Chilean music landscape. The program’s inaugural event featured a performance from renowned local artist Soulfia, followed by its second session featuring the Yorka sisters. Starbucks Star Stage closes the year with a performance by artist Benjamín Walker whoplayed hits such as "Querernos bien" and Queria olvidarte."

About SCD

The Chilean Society of Musical Authors and Performers (SCD) is a non-profit Private Law Corporation created by authors, artists and performers with the goal of administering copyrights generated by the use of musical works and phonograms (musical productions in any of its formats). The organization’s central mission is to further value musical creation, protecting and managing the property rights of musicians with the aim of dignifying their profession and improving their quality of life, as well as promoting activities or services for the benefit of members and representatives, stimulating the creation of national music, and representing and defending the moral and patrimonial interests of authors, composers, artists, and performers.

Pulsar Awards

The Pulsar Awards are an initiative created by the SCD that seeks to recognize the best of musical productions published in a period of one year, along with recognizing and celebrating other artistic works linked to music, such as visual art, audiovisual performance and literature. The awards contest has been held since 2015, becoming the first recognition space solely for music with participation from agents and performers from the local music circuit.