Are you a coder? There’s an online radio station for that

If you’re a coder, you spend long hours writing and compiling and debugging, something that demands intense concentration and plenty of caffeine and sugar. What if there was a music stream that could enhance your productivity?

There is: freeCodeCamp Radio, which bills itself as “chill tunes you can code to.”

FreeCampCode has been working on this idea for a couple of years, using everything from crowdsourcing to chatbots. The new stream doesn’t feature ads, concentrates on instrumental downtempo music and only uses music created by freeCodeCamp contributors, relieving everyone from having to worry about copyright, tracking and payouts.

This just isn’t for computer coders, either. I tried it during one of my regular intense writing sessions and it seemed to keep me focused. In fact, I can’t see how this wouldn’t help people who work at jobs that involve serious concentration and focus.

The stream is now live. Give it a listen here.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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