We all know listening to tunes while working can make your job more enjoyable but turns out certain music can actually make your whole career.
Electric, an IT service provider, surveyed 1,000 tech workers on what kind of music they listen to while on the clock, and then looked at which of those workers got promotions and/or raises in the last 12 months.
Seventeen per cent of workers who listened to your favourite genre, EDM, recently got promoted, with fifteen per cent getting a raise. This is great news for all the George whānau, of course. But we wouldn't be doing our job if we didn't admit that some of the other genres ranked even higher.
Hip-hop music had the highest percentage of workers getting a raise or promotion (26% and 33% respectively), with pop music the next best genre. Country music and indie rock listeners were at the bottom of the pile.
The average salary of workers who listen to electronic music is $72.9k, which is the ninth highest out of twenty-one genres. The most popular EDM artists listened to by the workers surveyed are Daft Punk, Emancipator, and deadmau5.
Electric also asked the workers what kind of music they find the most distracting and the most productive. EDM was found an equal amount distracting and productive (30% distracting, 29% productive).
Instrumental, classical, and jazz music are the top three most productive genres, while metal, country, and reggae music are the most distracting genres.
Gotta say, bit unfair having all EDM under one umbrella. Listening to intense dubstep would be a completely different experience from listening to some chill house tunes. So that probably explains the equal distracting/productive results.
Science, you can present all the silly facts backed up by data you want, imma still listen to EDM and be wildly unproductive while I do it.