Do You Listen to Music While Workin?

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I know some people find it a distraction, I generally can't get on without it. If you do, what kind of music? I just made a mass playlist of all the music on my computer on random, it's getting the job done.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rikki_Fawkes
    It's great for motivation if I'm writing articles I don't have to think too much to write about.

    I do usually listen to music - iTunes radio or my own playlists.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      I've been in the music business for over 30 years and yet, I don't listen to
      music while I work. I need quiet so I can think.

      But otherwise, I love music. If I wasn't doing IM for a living, I'd devote all
      my time to my music.
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  • Profile picture of the author vectorinformatics
    entranced.fm
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    • Profile picture of the author Drake Kerrigan
      I found today that I get much more accomplished if I leave the music and television turned off. I used it as a reward today, (ie, once I get a certain amount of work done I can take a break and listen to music or watch a tv episode). I got pretty motivated to get it done to get rid of the silence.
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  • Profile picture of the author steve44
    i would like to but out of health and saftey reasons my employer only allows to use one earphone at a time (to hear the fire alarm with the other ear) ...
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  • Profile picture of the author amandabeggs
    it makes me calm, and easily getting things done.music is my partner at work.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      I'm with Steven on this one. When I'm working music distracts me because I find myself paying more attention to the music than to the work.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
        Depends on what I'm doing. Here's one of my latest finds - Eluveitie, a Swiss Pagan Metal group. They sing in Gaulish (ancient language of Helvetia).

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  • Profile picture of the author dbarnum
    I do sometimes, just depends upon the task, like if I'm trying to write a script to go with a project. Music can get the thoughts flowing in that direction. Once the direction is pinpointed though, off with the tunes and on with the focused writing.
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
    Great, so now we know Riley's secret.

    He listens to goulish metal set in Helvetica.
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    Want a state change before you crank out some work?

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  • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
    I have multiple stations on Pandora One depending on my mood. Right now it's all Michael Jackson music playing, earlier it was Journey/Def Leppard. I also have a bunch of classical stations on there. Interestingly, studies prove that listening to classical stimulates the brain to be more creative. I find myself to be more focused and productive when I'm listening.
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  • Profile picture of the author dannycalifornia
    hha, I like this topic, I always listen music while working.
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  • Profile picture of the author ConsumerBoard
    Yes and no.. it depends on my mood..
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  • I do when the shop floor is empty. Otherwise, I am techincally 'broadcasting copyrighted material' which is illegal. I refuse to get a music license. In fact, in the music shop I just make/play the music myself rather than listen to an iPod.

    And remember, if in doubt.... TURN IT UP!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Tashi Mortier
      I always listen to music otherwise I'd just feel too alone I don't like it when it's quiet.

      I listen to very fast music but I prefer it not to have any lyrics because they tend to push away all the thoughts that actually have something to do with working.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daws0n
    earlier i used to find music distracting while working but now i like it (feels like a relief)
    don't know the reason but this is what i have observed
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