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“Classical music helps you retain factual information, while emotive pop and rock songs produce a heightened state of excitement that helps boost creativity,” says Sunita Kaur, director of Asia at Spotify, a music-streaming service. Check out Spotify’s work-friendly playlists, like The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music, Pop Top Tracks (with songs by Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez and more) and Re-energize (with lively tunes like D.A.N.C.E by Justice and
Sail into the Sun by Gentlemen Hall). You can also try the music app Focus@will on your Apple and Android devices. It offers instrumental music channels that are scientifically designed to improve your attention span. Stream a 60-minute classical playlist with a free account, or get the paid version ($3.99/month or $34.99/ year) to access other genres such as acoustical, up tempo and jazz.