10 music services for work

Martin Brinkmann
Jul 31, 2012
Updated • Dec 4, 2012
Music, Music and Video

Do you listen to music while you are working on your computer? For me, it depends mostly on the tasks that I'm doing. When I'm writing an article, I usually do not listen to music as I need to concentrate on the writing. It is different for other computer related tasks though, and even coding is that more pleasant when there is music playing in the background. I somehow do not seem to have issues listening to music when coding, while I have lots of problems concentrating when music is playing while I'm writing articles.

The following list suggests ten music services that you can use to listen to music when you are working on your computer. They do not include Internet Radio which for many is probably the most obvious choice when it comes to these things.

All services below are free of charge, do not require an account, and should not be country-locked.

Music Services for work

Get Work Done Music - A minimalistic interface with three buttons of which two let you switch between different tempos. Limited to dance music.

Ghostly - Mood based music selection from aggressive over frenetic to neutral and sad. Also provides sliders from tempo and digital/organic style music. Also available as an app for iPhone and iPod Touch.

Console.fm - A selection of genres that you can select from, including Chill Out, Dubstep, Trance or Electronica. Mostly dance-like music with just a few exemptions.  App for iPhone is available.

Trance around the world - If you are into trance music, then this may be for your. Lots of tracks compiled into mixtapes that you can listen to.

A strange isolated place - If you are into dance mixes then this one may be for you. You can place the mixes right on the site or download many of them to your local system.

Music for programming - A set of mixes for programmers and other computer workers who like to listen to music while doing their job.

Mixture - Another service that is making mixtapes available on the website.

Ex.fm - Pop music, offers trending music, a monthly mixtape and a lot more to keep you entertained.

8 Tracks - Finally a mixtape music service that offers music genres besides electronic music. Check out swing swing for a taste of what it offers.


Stereomood - Pick a mood to start listening. From jazzy over good carma to doing laundry or yoga, it is all there for the taking.


Demovibes - Ah the demo scene. If you enjoy demos and intros, then this collection of some of the best tunes of the last ten or so years is definitely one to go to. Includes download links. Also, C-64 music archive (Sid tunes, good times) and Amiga Remix

Rainymood - If you find music to distracting, why not listen to rain instead? Or try YouTube for white noise tracks?

Did I miss a service that you are listening to while working? Feel free to share the link in the comments.


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  1. kalmly said on July 31, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Couldn’t get Ghostly to load any music. But –

    Thanks for this. I have sad, sad music playing from Stereomood with Rainymood running at the same time. Absolutely heartbreaking. :)

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on July 31, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      I noticed that almost every single one is incompatible with Chrome’s click to play functionality. You always have to click on the address bar icon to allow plugins to get the services to work. Bugger.

  2. Sina said on July 31, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I love http://www.VK.com music section. You can find and listen to every single music !

  3. Ryan said on July 31, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    psychedelictranscendence.podomatic.com !!!!!
    for psytrance listening!

  4. Ryan said on July 31, 2012 at 12:51 pm


    also checkout http://www.tenzi.fm

  5. ursderbaer said on July 31, 2012 at 10:51 am


    1. Silver Dragon Sys said on July 31, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      Jango has always been a favorite of mine. I love the Custom Stations feature so I only listen to the artists I want and not a mix that plays my faves about once a day lol

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