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