Need inspiration? Happy background music can help get the creative juices flowing. People in lots of contexts use music to help them work. A better understanding of how different types of music affect creativity is likely to be useful for many people.
Studies found that people were more creative when listening to music they thought was positive, coming up with more unique ideas than the people who worked in silence.
Happy music may work because it is more stimulating, so boosts divergent thinking by arousing the brain. Also, happy music may boost creativity by triggering the release of dopamine, a brain chemical involved in pleasure and satisfaction.