First Song

Webby Winner

If you’ve never heard a sound, the pluck of a string or thump of a drum, what would that first note sound like? If you’d never heard the graces of music, what would your first song be? How would your life change hearing that note? As part of Spotify’s Make Music Change platform, and in partnership with the Starkey Hearing Foundation, we travelled to a tiny fishing village in the Philippines with an unusual rate of hearing impairment to find the answer. Over the course of several days we gave nearly 2,000 people hearing and followed the stories of three.

"Let’s make music change the lives of people with hearing loss."