Music is magical in ways that sometimes we forget. It has been talked about helping surgeons during long operations with concentration, stimulating patients with brain damage, used as a form of therapy, helped with learning disabilities, the list goes on!
I think of music as a great glass of wine that needs to be paired with every activity no matter what. I was very happy to find out that someone thought of this and created Songza which simple does just that. Started in New York the music streaming service offers a user friendly web interface in addition to iPhone, Android, and Kindle Fire support. Songza is design to complement any activity with a great play-list
As soon as you login to the site or start the app on your smart device it checks your local time. It then presents you with common activities you can choose from. Once you select the activity you see a list of genres (ie. selecting work or study will give you the following genres: Jazz, Acoustic, Film Scores, Electronic, Classical). Once you make your choice here last screen will give you playlists to choose from which match your activity and genre of choice.
Other interesting features include contributing a play-list (which you can't play due to licensing restrictions) but the Songza community can add to and enjoy. There is also a way of searching existing play-lists based on genres or artists.
I hope you too will make the effort in adding music to as many daily activities as you can. All the ways we can access good music these days it would be a shame not to.