40 Songwriting Mistakes to Avoid If You Want to Get More Streams on Spotify

Successful streaming needs different type of song, says new book "How [Not] to Write Songs in the Streaming Age".
By: Big 6 Publishing
 
WIMBLEDON, U.K. - Nov. 26, 2022 - PRLog -- Songwriters who want more plays on Spotify should rethink their songwriting approach in order to meet the specific needs of streaming audiences. Spoiled-for-choice streaming listeners often skip to another track if a song doesn't grab them in the first 20 seconds.

These are key messages from a new book: "How [Not] to Write Songs in the Streaming Age – 40 Mistakes to Avoid If You Want to Get More Streams". The book aims to help new songwriters create more streaming-friendly songs.

"Successful streaming requires a different type of song," says the book's author Brian Oliver, an experienced music publisher. "Streaming is transforming the way songs are written and recorded. It's changing the whole methodology of songwriting."

"How [Not] to Write Songs in the Streaming Age" shows how the dominance of music streaming is having a profound impact on songwriting and song structure. It reveals how songs that connect in the streaming world are no longer the same as songs that work on traditional media, like radio.

"Songwriters face a period of great change," Oliver warns. "To succeed in the competitive streaming market, creators must adapt to new songwriting conventions that are emerging in this algorithm-driven environment."

Song structures that have always been at the heart of hit songs are now being replaced by a song form with one objective: Keep streaming audiences listening for at least the first 30 seconds—otherwise a play won't count as a stream; the song may be downgraded on the streaming database; and nobody gets paid.

With more songs now designed to please the streamers' algorithms, "How [Not] to Write Songs in the Streaming Age" aims to provide a better understanding of the new building blocks of song structure in the streaming age. For example, the verse now has a new importance because 'click and skip' listeners don't always stick around for the chorus.

The book examines essential elements consistently found in the construction, melodies and lyrics of the biggest streaming hits. It highlights the most common errors made when these key components are built into a song. It aims to help new songwriters avoid such mistakes in their own songs.

The book provides 40 insightful tips and advice and includes a comprehensive Checklist designed to help new writers overcome the most frequent mistakes made when trying to write streaming-friendly songs.

"How [Not] to Write Songs in the Streaming Age – 40 Mistakes to Avoid If You Want to Get More Streams" is now available from Amazon as a paperback and eBook, and also from leading eBook retailers like Apple Books, Kobo and Barnes & Noble.

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