Everyone loves music. And everyone listens to it. Being aware or not. By their own choice or by accident. At home, in a cafe, at work… What’s really a fact and what’s scientifically proven is that music has a positive effect on our thoughts. Consequently, music motivates people. It doesn’t matter if that motivation is focused on work, sports activities, or love, our mood is what’s definitely on a higher level with music.
How many times have you heard a song somewhere without even being aware of it, and continued to sing it to yourself or out loud throughout the day wondering where that song came from in your head. Are you aware of your good mood and shaking of the whole body in those moments? These are the positive vibes that artists strive to inspire in people when creating music.
Find out the Ways Music Motivates People
People are motivated by different things. Therefore, the music that motivates us can’t be from the same genre or the same or similar melodies. A causal-consequential conclusion follows – The choice of music that motivates people depends on the character of people and their experience of music itself. A lot of people are relaxed by listening to classical music, others are inspired by pop music, some find themselves in jazz, etc.
Based on the results of an interactive chart that included 22 countries, it’s possible to calculate the formulae for each country to determine what elements of the song (genre, tempo, energy, danceability, key, and time signature) will give it the best chance of achieving a chart-topper. This also says a lot about the people in these countries in terms of what kind of songs drive them best through everyday life.
For example, in Argentina, the results show that a (genre) pop song, written in (key) C, with a (tempo) of 111 BPM, (time signature) 4/4 has the best chance to be popular. Also, in terms of energy (75) and danceability (73), it needs to be towards the upper scale. See the chart to find out what’s the situation in other countries.
We All Need to Work, but What Music to Listen to Then?
When it comes to working, you need to be focused and committed to what you’re doing. In addition, of course, you need to influence the motivation to do a certain job. Music helps a lot in motivating people to work, especially if it’s played through a quality sound system (which is recommended if you rent a space), or possibly purchased (if space is yours).
However, not every type of music helps in the right motivation for the business-directed activities of your brain. On the contrary. Imagine listening to music at work that you usually play to set the mood before going out. Your brain will receive a signal that it’s time to relax, your focus on work will decrease and your work performance will decline. With that in mind, as an employer, do you want your employees to listen to that kind of music? It should be taken into account that there are different tastes and that everyone prefers different music. Here’s the trap…
How to avoid it? Well, actually very easy. A lot of psychologists and life coaches have done research on a given topic, and the result is that tracks of a maximum of 80 BPM are what we listen to in our offices. By playing this music, you release tension and create a positive focus on the right things, that is, on what you’re doing at that moment. This music sends frequencies that are most comfortable for the brain and is the best choice when it comes to motivating people to work.