Overall, they found that about two-thirds (61%) of the people they surveyed listened to something at their desks, and that it made them happier and more productive. Of those surveyed, 36% said music helped them through the day, specifically the hours of 9 to 11am, 11am to 1pm, and 2-4pm, when an average of 15% said they were most likely to listen to music. 20% said music alleviated job boredom, and 16% used music as a way to drown out "annoying" co-workers (whose music tastes, 10% admitted, they judged; however, 9% also worried their own music tastes were being judged -- so who's judging whom?).
The results also showed 34% of these motivated yet somewhat bored, slightly judgmental listeners gravitated to pop and chart-toppers, closely followed by 29% who preferred rock and 22% who play indie. The artists most-listened to? Adele (16%), Arctic Monkeys (14%), Rihanna and Mumford & Sons (13%), and Beyonce, Bruno Mars, and Katy Perry (12%). Spotify made a playlist based on results, which you can find below.
In other Spotify-related news, the streaming service recently announced plans to bundle with Sprint, the No. 3 mobile carrier in the U.S., for an on-demand streaming service package similar to AT&T's deal with Beats Music; such a deal would also one more important step in Spotify's run-up to a much-expected IPO, which many believe will happen later this year.