What to listen to while you study

Are you looking for something to listen to while you study or work from home? Our MSU StratCom students listen to a variety of things when they want to get work done: music, white noise, podcasts, TV shows, movies and sports. The following are some of their recommendations.


Platforms for Listening

  • Apple Music
  • Pandora
  • Spotify
  • The radio
  • YouTube

Types of Music

  • Ambient
  • Classical pop covers
  • Film scores
  • Gospel
  • Instrumental
  • Jazz


  • BadBadNotGood
  • Khalid
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Backseat Lovers
  • Sigur Rós


  • "Instrumental Pop Covers" on Spotify
  • "Pure Focus" by Apple Music
  • "Study Vibes" by Ultra Music


  • "Stuff You Should Know"
  • "Bold Adulting"
  • "Rock Your Research"
  • "The Kula Ring: Manufacturing Marketing"
  • "Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness"
  • "A Bit of Optimism"
  • "Up First"
  • "The West Wing Weekly"
  • "Lead to Win"
  • "PTI"
  • "Unlocking Us" with Brené Brown


  • The Lord of the Rings Movies
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Basketball

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