I listen to music when I’m writing my novels. Here’s my playlist for when I was writing Beauty’s Rose.
The modern songs are inspirational to the plot, or seemed to fit the characters, their emotions, or situation quite well.
The older music is featured in the novel itself. The heroine Beauty plays the John Field Nocturnes, and the hero William sings “My Love is Like a Red Red Rose” and “The Last Rose of Summer.”
You can listen to them through this Spotify playlist: