The right music really gets me moving and feeling productive.
When I’m writing or creating other content, I try to not listen to any music with words, or else it makes it harder for me to concentrate on writing.
My darling offspring introduced me to Spotify last year sometimes, and I have fallen in love. Despite being cheap when it comes to extras in life, I’ve also become a proud premium subscriber. I use Spotify mostly when working from home. I’ve also come to listen to Spotify when working at my seasonal job (hand painting Christmas ornaments. Whaat? I know. Best job ever). We even listened to music on Spotify when traveling locally this past fall with my girls.
I recently discovered (being an old fart), that you can create your own playlists on Spotify. I’m not sure why I didn’t know that before. Getting old maybe?
I’ve had a few friends request the link to my writing playlist that I use to help me work without distracting me. I figured I might as well make it public and share with the rest of ya. You can find out more about staying focused and avoiding distractions here, if you’re into that sort of thing.
My 2017 Writing Music Playlist
This playlist starts off with Milos Karadaglic’s instrumental album, “Blackbird” which contains gentle, classical style covers of Beatles’ songs.
Next up, I have songs from Oliver Davis’ album Flight, which is also instrumental/classical style music. My daughter, Isobel, got me turned onto Oliver Davis. I love the energy in his music. It gets me moving without distracting me.
Followed by a little Mozart then a little Bach. You can’t go wrong with Mozart, can you?
I want to know: What kind of music do you listen to when you’re writing or working on other content? Do you have a playlist you made? Share it with me in the comments!
Happy writing, friends.