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 specific advice and possibilities to improve your writing and take your songs to the next level.
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.
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.
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!
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.
delivered within 30 days
evaluation of 15 songs
specific feedback on each song to know its strength and weaknesses
"next-steps" recommendation letter for improving the lyrics concerning storytelling criteria and the overarching theme of the album
recommendation for single releases and album songs
one 2-hour coaching call
or pay 2.300,-€ monthly for 3 months
everything from the standard tier
+ 5 extra songs
+ feedback on how to create a concept album (song order, song tweaking, overarching theme, character, ...)
+ 30 days unlimited e-Mail support
+ one weekly 90min coaching call
or pay 4.600,-€ monthly for 3 months
everything from Standard and Pro tier
+ 1 month of unlimited coaching and support to help you write the lyrics that your fans will love
+ on-demand coaching video call each week to help you stay on track
+ ongoing daily feedback on your lyrics
+ tasks and exercises to help you improve your album
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I guarantee that only me – the creator of the Uniqueness Factor analysis and the worldwide only certified story editor who specializes in storytelling in songwriting, will analyze your songs' lyrics. You are getting a clear to follow implementation guide so you don't have to worry about all the analytical work behind the analysis. And I will always speak to you in plain English.
If I don't live up to any of these promises, I insist that you tell me and I'll credit back to your account double the billable amount of the consultation.
The entire evaluation of the songs for a new album requires to ...
different storytelling criteria for each song
customized plan for you
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.
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.
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.
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
If you want to learn more about The Story Grid methodology, visit the Story Grid website here.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.