The Importance of Music for Freelance Writers – The Top 10 Artists I Listen To While Working


This week I decided to write about something that is a lighter subject – The importance of music for freelance writers.

There is no doubt that every writer or freelance professional approaches work in a different way. They work different hours, have a certain way of doing things, and have an office set up that is conducive to the way they like to work. For many people, that means listening to music as a way to set the tone for the day, and it also breaks up the silence. I personally need some background noise when I work. I don’t like the silence and prefer to listen to music or have the radio on.

Because of this, I also have the chance to keep up with my favorite musicians during the work day. What I listen to on a daily basis does change depending on my mood and what I am working on, but in general, there are certain artists that are my go-to when it comes to choosing music.

So, without further or do, here are the top 10 bands/artists that I listen to while I work (in no particular order):

  1. Them Crooked Vultures
  2. The Foo Fighters
  3. Nirvana
  4. Queens Of The Stone Age
  5. Alabama Shakes
  6. 97.7 HTZ FM (streaming online) – A great rock station if you are looking for one
  7. Wolfmother/Andrew Stockdale
  8. Led Zeppelin
  9. Rise Against
  10. Limp Bizkit (I know, I know)

Honorable mentions: Green Day, Billy Talent, Rancid, Zac Brown Band, Songza

I am not sure what my choice of music says about me as a freelance writer, but one thing is for sure, music is a huge inspiration and plays a large role in my level of motivation and my creativity.

What do you think? How much of an impact do you think that the music you listen to has an impact on your work? Do it motivate you to work hard? Does it help you relax at work?

Your thoughts are always welcome!

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