Music Every Writer Should Check Out

Music for Writers

If you didn’t already know this about me, I LOVE music. I play piano and a little violin, and I also listen to all sorts of genres. So, naturally, I would like listening to music when I write. I’ve discovered so many amazing artists because of this, on Pandora and YouTube.

And so, I thought I would share my top favorite artists I listen to while I write. I’ve thrown in a mix of all sorts of musicians, ranging from big names to smaller, but still great, artists. ^_^ Maybe you’ll find a new favorite!

Lindsey Stirling

lindsey stirling | Tumblr

Okay, so no surprise there. I LOVE Lindsey’s music! It’s so fast and upbeat, perfect for action and chase scenes. She’s also branched out into more vocal songs too.

If you’re new to her, listen to: Roundtable Rival, Crystallize, Shadows

Zack Hemsey

I think I could write to this... Zack Hemsey "The Way"

 

He writes amazing, electronic/classical/orchestral music! He has several albums out and though I haven’t listened to all of his songs, the ones I have I’ve LOVED.

If you’re new to him, listen to: Mind Heist, Redemption, Informing the Target

Hans Zimmer

This is film score composer Hans Zimmer. He is one of the amazing film composers and whenever I listen  to his music I am motivated to be brilliant. His music makes me want to write more and master my craft. His excellence is so inspiring.His music also helps me to remember my purpose in life, to just create beautiful work. His work is just that awesome.

A pretty big name, but for obvious reasons. His music pulls at all of your emotions. Every movie I’ve watched that he’s scored I’ve fallen in love with the soundtrack.

If you’re new to him, listen to: Time, He’s a Pirate, Dark Knight Overture

Josh Vietti

Josh Vietti - Pop Violinist. Would love for him to play "lost without you" at my wedding or funeral....makes me tear up every time I hear that song!

He’s a violinist much like Lindsey who writes his own songs. He mixes electric with his violin so amazingly. He also does covers of hip-hop songs too. 🙂

If you’re new to him, listen to: In a Trance, Night in Paris, Toccata

Alan Walker

Alan Walker

A great artist who solely uses electronic instruments to make his music. He used to be a really small artist, but he’s now become a giant in the EDM world.

If you’re new to him, listen to: Spectre, Memories, New Heart

Simply Three

Simply Three

 

These guys do mostly instrumental covers of songs, but they do them in such creative ways, I hardly realized I’m listening to a lyrical song!

If you’re new to them, listen to: Sweet Dreams, Maverick, Heathens

Jennifer Thomas

Pianist/Composer Jennifer Thomas Photo by Kat Hennessey Ritmuller piano provided by Skelley Pianos, Tacoma, WA Dress by Badgley Mischka #piano #reddress

This is an artist I found while listening on Pandora. She writes her own piano music and occasionally plays the violin. Her music is filled with lots of drama and suspense.

If you’re new to her, listen to: Illumination, Toccata and Fugue, Rainforest

David Garrett

David Garrett    He looks like he really loves what he does. Can't wait to see him in January!

Another violinist! I guess I really like violin…XD David is an amazing artist who does covers and also writes his own music. His songs are intense, fast, and furious.

If you’re new to him, listen to: Vivaldi vs. Vertigo, The 5th, Master of Puppets

Two Steps from Hell

Two Steps From Hell. Will love them forever. Tattoo on inside right ankle. Design top tip of flame longer. Try to get flames closer together. Color and design as real flames.

Don’t let their name fool you! Their music is awesome. They do original orchestral works with lots of emotion and action. Their music has helped me through many rough patches while writing.

If you’re new to them, listen to: El Dorado, Hypnotica, SkyWorld

Vitamin String Quartet

Vitamin String Quartet:  Any of them...to many to mention, and they are all amazing

This group does covers of popular songs and arranges them for strings. They do everything, from old 70s and 80s songs to wedding music. I love their style.

If you’re new to them, listen to: They have soooo many covers, but to recommend a few; Kryptonite, Chandelier, Merry Go Round of Life

Philip Wesley

Philip Wesley   (Solo Piano)

His music is the perfect setting for sad, all-is-lost, moments in you story. He writes soulful, bittersweet ballads that really tug at your heartstrings.

If you’re new to him, listen to: The Approaching Night, Racing Against the Sunset, Tears of the East

ThePianoGuys

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If you haven’t already heard of these guys (which I’m positive you have), GO LISTEN TO THEM. They mix classical with modern, mix songs, melding them into different genres, and all with the beautiful sound of the cello and piano.

If you’re new to them, listen to: Code Name Vivaldi, CeLLOOPa, Cello Wars

Taylor Davis

Taylor Davis--this is the dress she wears in her titanic violin video.

She does arrangements of TV show, movie, and video game songs, and she does them WELL. She also writes a bit of her own music too.

If you’re new to her, listen to: Avengers theme, Star Wars Medley, Megalovania

Helen Jane Long

Awesome My friends, classical music composer Helen Jane Long.

Not very well-known at all, but still magnificently beautiful, Helen writes thoughtful, quiet music that still conveys a number of emotions.

If you’re new to her, listen to: Expression, Release, Doll

Wow, that was a long list…kudos to you if you made it through. I guess I just love music so much. XD Have you heard of any of these artists? What do you listen to? Let me know down below!

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12 thoughts on “Music Every Writer Should Check Out

  1. These are all so awesome. I especially love 2SFH, Lindsey, and the Piano Guys. You should check out Howard Shore, if you haven’t (I think you like Lord of the Rings? But those soundtracks are some of my favorites.) The Wonder Woman soundtrack is also amazing for writing all sorts of scenes.

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    1. They are! Yes, they are SO good. ^_^ Ooh, I’ve heard of him! (And yes, I do love the LoTR soundtracks, they’re so beautiful and ambient. ❤ ) I'll have to check out the Wonder Woman track! I haven't watched the movie yet, but I'm totally down for awesome music. 😀

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  2. Time is one of my favourite instrumentals of all time. I’ll never forget the year that I listened it the 300 hour (or something like that) version on YouTube when I was at university. It’s definitely an all nighter kinda song. 😂

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  3. Out of all these artists, I’ve heard of 5. You’re right, they make excellent music for writing! I usually like to have something like these songs playing when I work- something to fuel the mood and drown out the sound of my old computer humming.
    I also like to listen to Adam Young’s soundtracks, or bagpipes.

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    1. I figured everyone would know at least a few. 🙂 They’re awesome! Yes, I LOVE listening to music while I work. Haha, my computer isn’t that loud, but music does block out a lot of noise. 😀
      YES ADAM. 😀 Ooh, bagpipes are fun. ^_^

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