Get in the zone faster

Music Time for Spotify is a code editor plugin that discovers your most productive music to listen to while you code.

Visual Studio Code
Install
Integrated playback

Play your music in your code editor

Music Time brings the power of the Spotify player to your code editor. 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.

AI recommendations

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 your code editor.

Music metrics

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 50,000 developers.

Frequently asked questions

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. Code Time is disabled by default, but you can enable Code Time in your account settings.

We currently support Spotify. We may support other players in a future release.

You must be signed into your Spotify account to control the Spotify music player and view your playlists embedded in your editor.

Productivity score is calculated by combining data from coding metrics when a song is played and historical metrics about productivity from over 50,000 developers, including language and complexity factors.

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.

The Software Top 40 consists of the top 40 most productive songs for all Music Time users. It is updated each week.

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.

Music Time tracks coding metrics, such as keystroke adds and deletes, for the listening duration of each song.

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.

Ready to get started?

It only takes a minute to install Music Time for VS Code. Plus, it’s free.