Some business professionals view any background noise while they work just that; noise. Others find that having music playing while they work increases productivity and helps them stay focused. One theory behind why music may help increase productivity is that it helps you feel better, and most people find themselves more productive when in a positive mood.
Now that we’ve concluded a little background music in your office could be a good thing, the next step is to offer a source to find that music! Enter Songza.
Songza is a new free Internet-style radio station with a social twist. If you like starting off your day with tunes, or having music accompany you throughout your day, this free app/program will help you find creative and amazing playlists for every possible mood or life situation. Songza’s playlists are carefully curated by an expert music nerd community, and the “social twist” aspect comes in play when users can comment on the playlists and follow them.
To get started, simply sign into your free account using either your Facebook or Twitter account. Once inside the Songza dashboard, users then have the option to laser in on the style and genre of music they are in the mood to hear. Want to wake up happy, have tunes as you drink gourmet coffee or even work out? Songza offers a wide range of creative options for wherever life may find you in any given moment.
Once your choice is made, Songza then asks further questions like; do you prefer Indie Rock, Peppy Pops, Uplifting Country or Timeless Pick-me ups. After selecting your Playlist you also have the option to vote (thumbs up or thumbs down), comment, save the Playlist or even share it to social media.
An article from Psychology Today agrees with the notion that music in the workplace can be a positive addition, but emphasized that music with no words is best. “As soon as you add words, you activate language centers in your brain, which interferes with any other language “tasks” you may need to work on.” If you feel that way as well, Songza has that covered. Their work (no lyrics) option gives you accompanying music with themes like Acoustic Guitar, Busy Coffee Shop, Mellow Cello and even Greatest Film Scores. All guaranteed to give you soothing background noise with no aggravation.
Songza is 100% free, with no audio advertisements & no monthly listening limit. Songza has been featured on CNN, NY Times, NY Daily News and TechCrunch and was named a “Top 10 iOS App of 2011” by Mashable and a 2012 ‘Editors’ Choice’ by PC Mag.