I couldn’t resist adding another shoutout today even though I did one yesterday. Now keep in mind that I’m technologically challenged, so there may be lots of better sites for music BUT I love playlist.com. I’ve listened to other people’s lists of music occasionally over the last few months, but last night I set up my own account and added the songs I personally love. I’m thrilled with what I have so far and will be adding more soon. You can add up to 200 songs to each playlist, and have as many playlists as you want. All for free.
This isn’t a download site and you can’t upload music either. It simply lets you link to legal, free music elsewhere on the internet and play it on your computer through a playlist screen that you personalize and organize the way you want. You can listen to any songs in their system first to see if you like them. There is no code or tech stuff to figure out. If you want to add something to your own list, just hit the Add button. It’s so easy even I can do it. :) Unfortunately it doesn’t work with WordPress, but it’s simple to put on Blogger.
I always listen to music when I’m writing and I don’t always have the appropriate mood music for what I’m working on. This allows me to listen to a variety of songs I wouldn’t normally be able to access. It’s also a great way to preview cd’s I’m considering buying so I know I won’t be disappointed. Another benefit is that having my favorite music on a playlist on my computer lets me leave my cd case in my car all the time. Nothing worse for my sanity than heading out for a long day of errands and discovering I’ve left my cd’s at home. Those days are over, thanks to playlist.com.
If you want to see what songs I listen to as I sit at my computer, take a look at this: http://www.playlist.com/playlist/17352752907
You can sign up for your own playlist at that site, too. If you do, leave a link in my comments section so I can check it out.
Do you listen to music while you write? What type of music do you like?