Music to code to

Whenever I need to put my head down and focus on a coding task, I have found that listening to music can help me focus and increase my productivity.

There are two main criteria that I have for music while I am programming: 1) it needs to be instrumental, and 2) it needs to have a decent beat/tempo. If a song can check both of those boxes, then it gets added to the rotation.

Here is a list of songs/artists that I enjoy listening to while I work, in alphabetical order:

As of writing, these artists are all in similar, but as the lists grows I plan on organizing things by genre.

Happy listening!

About the author

My name is Sean McPherson, and I am a software engineer interested in all areas of front-end development. Here I write articles about programming for developers of all levels, and occassionally other topics.

Currently I work for Khan Academy and live with my lovely family in Pittsburgh, PA.