Play your music in VS Code
Music Time brings the power of the Spotify player to VS Code. Control your music, view and create playlists, favorite and repeat songs, and discover new music without context switching to the Spotify web or desktop app.
Discover new music to help you focus
Music Time provides recommendations based on the music you listen to while coding. Browse and play recommendations, filter recommendations by genre or by mood to match your work style, or try listening to your AI Top 40 playlist generated using our algorithms—all without having to leave VS Code.
Explore your most productive music
Learn how the underlying metrics of music (including tempo, loudness, speechiness, energy, and valence) impact how you code. Your songs are assigned a productivity score—a calculation that combines your coding metrics with your listening history each week and data from over 10,000 developers.
Frequently asked questions
What players are supported?
We currently support Spotify. We will support iTunes and Google Play in a future release.
Why do I need to sign into Spotify?
You must be signed into your Spotify account to control the Spotify music player and view your playlists embedded in your editor.
How do you calculate my productivity score?
Productivity score is calculated by combining data from coding metrics when a song is played and historical metrics about productivity from over 10,000 developers, including language and complexity factors.
Does Software access my code?
We do not process, send, or store your proprietary code. We only provide metrics about programming, and we make it easy to see the data we collect.
What is the Software Top 40?
The Software Top 40 consists of the top 40 most productive songs for all Music Time users. It is updated each week.
How are songs recommended?
Songs are recommended using machine learning and data, including a number of different metrics, such as productivity score, plays, hearts (favorites), tempo, loudness, speechiness, energy, and valence.
What data can I see with Music Time?
Music Time shows you your top songs, artists, and genres you listen to while you code. Music Time is built on our Code Time plugin, so you will be able to see the underlying data—such as your keystrokes, time by file and project, and lines of code—used to calculate your productivity scores for your music.
How accurate is Music Time?
Music Time tracks coding metrics, such as keystroke adds and deletes, for the listening duration of each song.
How is my music data correlated with my coding metrics?
Coding metrics are calculated for the playing period of each song, and then all plays are combined for individuals and collections of users. We take the raw data and run a calculation to determine the productivity score for each song. Songs are then ranked by productivity score.