Love to listen to music at work? You’re not alone! Recent research reveals that two in three people (61%) listen to music in the workplace and best yet, that listening to music at work leads to happier employees and boosts office morale and creativity. This month, we partnered with Dr Anneli Haake, an expert on music in the workplace, to conduct research on office listening habits. Here’s some of our fascinating findings:
Over a third (36%) of workers find that music helps to get them through the day
20% of workers find that listening to music is a welcome distraction from their “boring” jobs.
16% admitted that they listen to music to drown out colleagues.
One in ten (10%) revealed that they have judged a colleague based on their choice of music.
The songs that topped the workplace charts? Our research showed that the most popular genre of music in the workplace is pop/chart music, with over a third (34%) choosing it as their preferred genre, closely followed by rock (29%).
Tell us, what music gets you through the work day? And, if you’re looking for something new, power through your 9 -5 with our ultimate work day playlist.
We have so much great music in this year’s film lineup that we had to make a playlist. You’ll see…
From the very first films, to the first notes of “Eye of the Tiger” and the soaring scores of John Williams, music and film have always gone hand in hand. This year, Tribeca Film Festival is honoring that tradition with a series of films that feature iconic artists and their work.
The opening night film, Time is Illmatic, chronicles how Nas’ 1994 Illmatic album changed the game in hip hop, and Nas will even be there to perform the entirety of his iconic album. Closing out TFF 2014 is Begin Again, John Carney’s film about a talented singer and the indie music exec who is drawn to her raw talent. Start to finish, this year’s festival is filled with musical inspiration, so here’s TFF’s curated playlist — don’t miss their blog for more on how they picked each song.
Stream Jerrod Niemann's entire new album High Noon exclusively on Spotify right now and make sure to check out his amazing interactive adventure and mini movie “The Journey To HighNoon" on Jerrod’s official website!
Exciting news everyone! Today, we’re joining forces with pioneering music company, The Echo Nest.
The incredible team at The Echo Nest has been on a mission, just like us, to make music listening better for everyone. Together, we’ll be able to improve music discovery by bringing you amazing people to follow, better radio stations, and great playlists from friends and music experts.
Over time, The Echo Nest technology will enhance every aspect of the Spotify music experience.
Bonnaroovians, this is your mixtape! We want your help making the ultimate playlist from artists on this year’s lineup! Add your favorite songs to ‘How YOU Bonnaroo 2014 Collaborative MixTape’ on Spotify and hear the results!
On February 13th, 1914, a group of songwriters, composers and publishers gathered at the Hotel Claridge in New York City with one shared purpose in mind: to shape the future of the music landscape in a way that protects the rights of creators. One hundred years later, the world’s leading performing rights organization, ASCAP, is celebrating a century of helping songwriters and composers thrive.
Tune in here for their “Top ASCAP Songs by Year" playlist - 100 tracks for 100 years of amazing music - and don’t miss ASCAP.com for even more playlists, videos and an Interactive Timeline!
“"Making this album was freeing - If I didn’t like something, we’d change it, and if we liked something, we’d chase it and try to get it perfect. It was an unbelievably cool experience and I’m excited to share the new music with fans." - Frankie Ballard”—
We’re loving the new album Sunshine & Whiskey from rising Country star Frankie Ballard. Check it out now and exclusively on Spotify!
Fashion week is upon us and globally acclaimed fashion designer Zac Posen just launched his latest ZAC Zac Posen (his high contemporary line) collection images via Spotify with the music that inspired him in the creative process.
It is the first time that a designer decided to link their creations to music in such a viral fashion!
Each look from the ZAC Zac Posen Autumn-Winter 2014 collection will be displayed as the playlist image, and said playlist will be linked to his Instagram where you can get a larger image and engage in social conversations with the designer.
The tunes range from Ke$ha to Lisa Minelli, from Madonna to the Majors. His playlists showcase decades of music and an eclectic array of genres that have inspired the creations, the look, and the images.
Click here to be transported into his world of fashionable tunes.