Evaluation of one Album


An expert song analysis that will tell you exactly how strong the storytelling on your album is and how you can take it to the next level.

Does this sound familiar to you?

  • You are finished (or nearly finished) with writing the songs for your album, but something doesn't feel right. You know you need to re-work some songs, but you don't know where to start—so you haven't. 

  • You are not sure if your listeners will be able to relate to what your songs are about or if they will care at all, but you don't know how or what you can improve in order for your songs to better resonate with your audience.

  • You’ve taken songwriting classes, read books, listened to podcasts, and gone to conferences, but you still don’t know if the stories told in your songs are any good. You wish someone could just tell you what you're doing well and what you need to work on improving.

  • You're feeling stuck in your creative work and you don't know how to beat resistance. Something is keeping you from taking real action, but you don't know what or why.

  • You've received a bunch of notes from others about which songs are strong enough to be released as singles or should be included on the album, but they aren't specific and you worry you might choose wrong.

Songwriting Help Editing Album Analysis

It could be different. Just imagine ...

  • Getting personalized feedback on every song on your album so you'll know exactly what songs tell the most captivating stories

  • Having a clear and comprehensive road map to follow so that you don't have to wonder what to do next to improve the storytelling in your songs

  • Knowing exactly how you can tweak your songs so that you can make an emotional impact on your listeners

  • Choosing the right songs as single releases that will support the sales of your album the most

Evaluating the storytelling of all the songs on your next album can help you improve the lyrics before recording so that you will be able to release songs that are very powerful and that your audience connects with.

What's Included?


#1 – An analysis of all your songs so that you'll know what you're already doing well in your songwriting and where you can focus on improving.
#1 – An analysis of all your songs so that you'll know what you're already doing well in your songwriting and where you can focus on improving.

I'll put your songs into a detailed spreadsheet to see which ones are telling stories, which ones aren't, and which songs tell the most captivating ones. Then, I'll provide you with actionable advice and possibilities to improve your writing and take your songs to the next level.

#2 – Evaluation of the strength of every song so that you know exactly which one will resonate the most with your audience.
#2 – Evaluation of the strength of every song so that you know exactly which one will resonate the most with your audience.

I will provide you with a clear overview of all the songs on your album to tell you exactly which songs are the ones that tell the most powerful and captivating stories and set the right expectation that your listeners will see fulfilled once listening to the entire album. This will give you a clear understanding of what songs to choose as a single release.

#3 – A
#3 – A "next steps" editorial letter so that you'll know exactly what to focus on instead of worrying about what to do next.

In this letter, I'll give you my recommended next steps for revising your songs plus the order you should take them in. These steps will be prescriptive and actionable, allowing you to focus on writing rather than worrying about what to do next.

#4 – A coaching call with me to discuss my feedback and your next steps so that you feel confident moving forward with your work.
#4 – A coaching call with me to discuss my feedback and your next steps so that you feel confident moving forward with your work.

We can brainstorm central ideas, tackle problems or take a deep dive into a concept for the entire album on this call. You can ask me any questions about my feedback, your songs, or writing in general. And, you'll get a recording of this call. Yours to keep!

Your achievement:

You'll have a clear understanding of the current state of your album's strength PLUS a detailed road map for making your songs even more engaging!

I'm in! What do I invest?

Pricing is based on the number of songs PLUS the amount of support you need. Please read through each plan carefully and choose the option that works best for you.

Please consider, even if you have LESS songs planned for your album, you can still send in the full number of the plan to find the strongest songs for your album.

Pro

On Request,-€


evaluation of 10 songs

the full spreadsheet to use for further reference

specific feedback on each song

recommendation for single releases

"next-steps" recommendation letter

one 1:1 Coaching Call

feedback on how to create/improve a global story told on the album

recommendation on the song order to support a global story told on the album


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Premium

On Request,-€


evaluation of 15 songs

the full spreadsheet to use for further reference

specific feedback on each song

recommendation for single releases

"next-steps" recommendation letter

one 1:1 Coaching Call

feedback on how to create/improve a global story told on the album

recommendation on the song order to support a global story told on the album


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This is PERFECT for you if:

  • You have already written the songs for your album but you want to improve the stories told in your songs before you start recording.
  • You want to take your songwriting to the next level and are willing to do the work.
  • You understand that investing in professional feedback is the key to becoming a better storyteller and songwriter.

This is NOT for you if:

  • You are looking for help with music, melody or putting the lyrics to the melody. Feedback about music theory is not included.
  • You can't accept feedback or constructive criticism on your songwriting.

Here's how we do it:

1. Schedule Your Free Strategy Call: Book Now!

2. Send me the lyrics of the songs of your album

3. Allow me to create a customized plan for you

4. Revolutionize your songwriting.

Stories in songs Album Analysis Feedback

 

Here's a reminder of what you'll get:

  1. An analysis of all your songs so that you'll know what you're already doing well and where you can focus on improving.

  2. Evaluation of the strength of every song so that you know exactly which one will resonate the most with your audience.

  3. A "next steps" editorial letter so that you'll know exactly what to focus on instead of worrying about what to do next.

  4. A coaching call with me to discuss my feedback and your next steps so that you feel confident moving forward with your work.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  We've already recorded some songs. Is it too late to do this?

Don't worry! Of course, it's best to do the analysis before you go into the studio to record your album. But if you've already recorded some songs and you worry that the lyrics are not strong enough to engage your audience, then please reach out to me. I can check your album and give you concrete and actionable feedback so that you can improve the rest of the songs without re-recording the others.

  There will be less than 10 songs on the album. Is there a discount?

You can send me 10 or 15 songs depending on the plan you choose. Even if you just want to release 7 songs on your album, you can still use the other empty slots to send me the lyrics of other songs you've worked on. By analyzing all of the songs, you will get a clear overview of the songs that tell the strongest stories. Maybe a song that you thought was B-side material is so strong, that you should put it on an album, or switched with another track on the album that is not as strong.

So this is your chance to find the strongest songs for your album.

  What qualifies you to evaluate stories?

I am a Story Grid Certified Editor. That means I was personally trained by Shawn Coyne. He is an editor with over 30+ years of experience in editing manuscripts, and he has worked in the "Big 5" publishing houses. He created the Story Grid methodology that helps storytellers evaluate the structure of a story, identify the strengths and weaknesses, and give the writer the next steps to improve their story.

Being a Story Grid Certified Editor I am able to evaluate:
  • how stories work and what it takes to tell a story in a song that your listeners can resonate with

  • how to help you improve the stories told on your albums, no matter if you have a rough idea, songs drafted or released

  • how to give constructive and valuable feedback

 

If you want to learn more about The Story Grid methodology, visit the Story Grid website here.

  How do I send you the songs for the analysis?

I focus on the lyrics of the songs and not on the implementation of the music. So it's totally fine if you send me the lyrics in a Word-Document or in a PDF via email.

  We're unsure which direction to take on our new album. Can you help us?

Absolutely! Let's have a call and talk about what is keeping you from getting started. Book a FREE strategy call with me and we'll talk about your current work in progress, about previous releases and how I can help! 

  We've only written a couple of songs, but would like some feedback before we continue. Can you check them out?

Yes, I can! I offer every songwriter a FREE analysis of one of their songs. This will provide you with a better understanding of storytelling in songwriting so that you'll know what you're already doing well and where you can focus on improving.

You can also work with me on an album together. We can brainstorm central ideas and concepts, talk about the stories for each song and write the lyrics that will engage your listeners in what you want to express in your songs.

  We can't send out demo tapes, but can you check our songs anyway?

Yes, absolutely. You don't have to have the music ready in order to apply for the analysis of your songs. I focus only on the lyrics and not on the melody or the musical implementation. So send me the lyrics of the songs in a Word-Document or in a PDF.

  Do you work as a topliner as well?

No, I do not work as a topliner. I focus on consulting, coaching and writing songs together because I believe that everyone has a story to tell. And I want to support you to be able to tell what you need to express in your songs. So I'd love to work WITH you to tell truly powerful stories in your songs.

  I've seen you're from Germany. Do you analyse German Songs as well?

Yes, I do. Na klar! I'm a German native speaker and I'd love to work with you! Just reach out to me via email or book a FREE 45-minute strategy call with me to get to know each other.

  What if we have another question that's not answered here?

No worries! Just send me an email with your question or book a FREE 45-minute strategy call with me to talk about your songs, your goals, and how I can help!

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