|Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem|
And boy, these days we have a lot of choices!! With the innovation of the internet, you literally have an abundant number of choices. First you gotta decide what you're going to use to listen. Lately I've been frequenting Pandora. I love how you can make up your stations from the artists you love the most and build on that collection from there. You can also build a station by genre of music, like Soft Rock. My second favorite is Amazon Prime Music. I love that first I can access it easily from my kindle and secondly they have some pretty great play lists already made up. The editors frequently are tweaking and adding to the playlists too.
Of course, my music centered family has a Napster/Rhapsody account (they keep changing their name back and forth over the last 20 yrs) and my teen swears by Spotify which carries more indie music. We do have an extensive cd collection compiled mostly before 2000 but since I don't have a cd player in my studio I don't usually listen to those anymore. My husband does listen to the cd's a lot but also frequents Youtube for most of his playlists. Of course all of these can be hooked up to the speakers that are already place strategically in my studio.
And what can you hear from my studio of late? I can recommend. . . .
- Alex De Grassi ( Instrumental Acoustic Guitar)
- Delta Rae (Indie Modern Folk, with a nice blues vibe)
- Ingrid Michaelson (Indie Pop)
- Jack Johnson (Modern Folk)
- Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem (Americana Eclectic)
- The High Kings (Irish Folk)
- The Black Keys (Rock with a strong blue influence)
- Mercy Me, Third Day, TobyMac etc (Contemporary Christian)
So what do you listen to while you're working - any recommendations?
And of course,What Have Been doing Creatively Lately?