We’ve been talking a lot lately about working as a remote team. It got us thinking: what do we all do to focus on the work and get through the day? In other words…..what is the InventoryLab team listening to?

So we asked! Below are some of the answers we got from our teammates about what keeps them in the zone during the workday.


Chris Waterford, Customer Champion

Pandora: Gladys Knight Station. I dig this.

Bill Barnes, Senior Quality Assurance Analyst

Pandora – Guitar Tribute Players.

Jon Caliri, Director of Product

Still stuck on this awesome album:

Jesse Couch, Head of Design

Depends on my mood – but I’m a hard rock guy (Puppy is a new fav thanks to Jon’s recommendation) when I’m trying to cram out code/design fast, or reggae/island rock (Cas Haley Radio is getting a lot of play lately) when I need to be on my creative game.

Angie Zoellner, Customer Champion

I tend to play lofi/hip hop beats while working.  Not at all what I listen to in my free time, but I can’t listen to a lot of words without typing them.

Lofi hip hop music – beats to relax/study to:

Elliott Beaty, Software Engineer

Absolute silence with noise cancelling headphones!

Kim McCaffery, Customer Learning & Development Coordinator

Spotify Music
Portugal. The man: Feel It Still
George Michael: Freedom 90!
Halsey: Castle
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Three Little Birds
The Temper Trap: Trembling Hands
Childish Gambino: Summertime Magic
Sia: Chandelier
Beastie Boys: Sabotage
Eddie Vedder: Hard Sun
a-ha: Take On Me
The Pharcyde: Passin’ Me By
The Bangles: Hazy Shade of Winter
Radiohead: Talk Show Host
Digable Planets: Rebirth of Slick

Everyone Hates Marketers
The Chief Customer Officer Human Duct Tape Show
Helping Sells Radio
Voices of CX

Wolf Hoffman, Associate Software Engineer

I like silence while I work, but I’m usually listening to dogs bark. 

Vee Cole, Customer Champion

Bare Essentials (vol 1 or 2) radio, Blue Six radio, Zero 7 or deep house radio. I can’t work with a lot of background noise, so it’s that or quiet!

Stephen Porter, Software Engineer

Anything by Breaking Benjamin pretty much lol.

To be honest, I’ll have Twitch live gaming streams up a lot of the time as some background noise and something to stare blankly at while I’m deep in thought trying to figure out how to solve something I’m working on!

Kim VanDenburgh, Administrative Assistant

If it’s a true crime podcast, I’m listening to it. I don’t know how it helps me focus listening to some truly disturbing stories, but somehow it does. My favorites are Crime Junkie, Criminology, and Dark Poutine (a Canadian true crime podcast).

When I need something a little more lighthearted, I listen to How Did This Get Made?

When I just need music there are too many things to name, but lately there’s been a lot of Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Father John Misty, At the Drive-In, and The Mars Volta.