Creativity works in mysterious ways, what works for me may not work for you. Music is an important part of my creative process. For example, I am currently working on an epic artwork piece featuring a hero with a sword while listening to The Lord of the Rings and Gladiator soundtracks. It really sets the mood and gives me a sense of direction to where this artwork should go.
I personally prefer movie soundtracks with no lyrics when working but sometimes I listen to mindless music like Daft Punk, Röyksopp, Massive Attack, Gorillaz, etc. This type of music clears my head and let’s me focus on my work.
Find your tunes
Not all music is created equal, you have to find what works for you, depending on what you are doing, how you are feeling and what you want to get from it. Some of you probably will find music distracting and prefer silence. After many years of working with music I have found the type of music that works for each type of project.