5 Tips for Arranging Songs for a Band

Arranging is one of those mystery topics within the music world, where we hear about it all the time, but only a few people really know what it is or why is it so important. Especially today it is a super relevant skill, because we have a surplus of singer/songwriters and producers out there, but arranging is usually a skill that both lack. For this reason, I want to shed some light about what arranging is and why is it so important.

Moby Releases Exclusive Album on Meditation App

A few months ago I wrote a blog post about the end of ‘album’ as a mainstream music release format, demonstrated by purchase, download and streaming data. According to the finding by RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), based on the album releases in 2018, listeners usually listen only up to three songs on an album. Of course, it is not all dark, as we are all music lovers and we have certain albums that we will always listen from beginning to the end. However, it does mean that album is probably losing its status as the mainstream music release model.

Life After Streaming and What We Should Expect

For the last few years, streaming has been the main platform for consuming recorded music for millions of listeners around the world. To the surprise of many people in the post-2008 recession world that assumed the music industry dead, streaming has succeeded to increase revenues for major & independent record labels, decreased piracy significantly and brought significant revenue to many independent musicians. What we know for sure is that streaming will be here for at least a few years more. But, we are also starting to get a hint of what life after streaming might look like.