What are you listening to when you work?

Cica-Laure Mbappé
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I just spotted a co-worker listening to classical music and I thought it was a good idea. What kind of music or podcast motivates you to work?

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Building SaaS tools in public
A friend of mine listens to classic jazz music. Very soothing and relaxing while working. As for me, I listen to light rock music, mostly 80s-90s music. Keeps me thinking about the good old days, nostalgia. It also allows me to concentrate on my tasks.
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Writing sci-fi 90s-era AI nightmares.
@arjayosma 80s-90s music is the way, definitely.
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Building SaaS tools in public
@kiraieigh you deserve a high five 🙌
I'm a Business Development Manager.
I love questions like these, where anyone can answer and it's a bit fun. I don't listen to anything, but that's mostly because I'm worried I'm going to miss a notification sound or something haha. If I'm less anxious about it, then I'll put on some indie punk or a relaxing playlist from Spotify. If it's a really light day, then I might even put on a show I've been meaning to watch in the background.
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Helping creators to stay independent
A carefully curated playlist of songs that I grew over years.
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Plant lover 🌿
@angrigoryan__ that's interesting! Did you use any specific tool to achieve this playlist?
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Web development studio at jslancer.com
I usually listen to guitar or piano music. These music are relaxing and allow me focusing on the code.
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Plant lover 🌿
@davidtranwd yes instrumental is great to concentrate on tasks such as coding :)
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i market startups.
I can't listen to anything with lyrics, it's too distracting. I like ambient and jazz but also Japanese drone / minimalist artists like Sawako (my fav) and Seki Takashi.
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Plant lover 🌿
@kristinides sounds interesting! Will definitely check out those artists.
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i market startups.
@cica_laure_mbappe I find them all on Bandcamp! And then the $ goes to them directly.
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Writing sci-fi 90s-era AI nightmares.
I listen to 80s-90s music. Mostly goth bands from the 80s, sprinkled with some Grimes and Rico Nasty. MSI for those hard work days.
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Customer Support Specialist
Joe Satriani! His guitar effects and melodies are just awesome.
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Internet marketer coffee lover
If I know the trip will be long, then I listen to audiobooks. if not, then podcasts or music
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CLO & co-founder https://koinju.io
Depending the current task: when I need to have a huge focus, I listen to no-lyrics music. Sometimes jazz, mathrock, or movies soundtrack!
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Founder of Compete Themes
Lofi beats to chill, game, study, and chill to 😅
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I usually listen to talk shows on NPR while I work. I find that the kind of music I listen to, when I do, needs to fit the emotional mood of the piece on which I am working. So if the piece is somber the music can’t be light and lively and vice versa.
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Marketing, product management, sales
Night core works fine for me and couple of my teams mates also listen to it :)
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Depending on the task I am working on and my mood! However, prefer music without lyrics :)
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Find a way or make one!
I listen to chill-out music.