Music coworking - the struggle for creative song selection

The background music at Framework Melbourne is quite possibly my favourite aspect of being involved in a coworking space. I hate the sound of silence, so I am at least a 50% happier coworking human when there is music involved.

Such is the subjective framework of music that it’s always going to be tough to find a playlist that suits everyone. Melbourne creatives come in all ages, shapes and sizes so choosing the right songs can be contentious territory.

Melancholy rock ballads can bring a negative vibe, while upbeat dance bangers are at the very least distracting. As a rule of thumb, any death metal or hardcore is a huge no-no.

Being entrusted with any sort of music selection is a massive task. I like to think I am relatively creative and reliable when thrown the auxiliary cord, but I’m far from perfect. You can tell you've picked a bad song at Framework Melbourne when every creative coworker reaches for their headphones to drown it out.

The benefit of coworking at Framework Melbourne is that we are all a team, and the collaborative environment means that everyone gets a say. There is no empirical playlist which will suit everyone, but through coworking you may just find the right music to help you work more productively than ever.

If you have any creative suggestions for the music selection at Framework Melbourne, please don’t hesitate to let us know!