Evaluation of the strength of your lyrics of your next 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 to publish an amazing album.

For What It's Worth.

Do you spend all your time putting tons of money and time into the promotion of your songs trying to get better album sales and reach more people?

We all know that we can't make money if we don't put in the work.

But which is better?

Better to push a song that's okay, or better to use the time and write a song that has real potential to become a hit?

The answer is clear.

But what only not many people consider is that the success of a song does not only depend on the music. But also how convincing and poignant the lyrics of the song are!

What almost no one understands about songwriting is the importance of the concept of storytelling.

It's time to go back to the basics.

To write a bestselling album, you only have to focus on two things:

  1. Staying true to yourself by delivering on what your existing fans love about you
  2. And writing engaging songs that make a difference by moving people and connecting with them through the power of your lyrics.

Do that and you're good to go.

Tell Me ...

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.

Stories In Songs - Storytelling in Songwriting - Evaluation of the strength of your lyrics of your next album

Just imagine ...

It Could All Be Different.

  • 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
Use Your Chance!

Written Words Always Need An Editor.

What A Lyric Editor Can Help You Achieve.

Evaluating the storytelling power 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 WITHOUT the doubt if your lyrics are good enough.

Use Your Chance!
Melanie Naumann - Evaluation of the strength of your lyrics of your next album

My Promise to You

Here's how and why I can make you this promise.

My name is Melanie Naumann and I've worked for years as an editor for writers, honing my understanding of the craft of storytelling through numerous courses, seminars, and dozens of writing guides.

My focus, however, is on taking song lyrics to a new, more meaningful, and gripping level through the use of storytelling.

I am the only Story Grid certified editor who works as a songwriting coach for songwriters.

In my podcast, I analyze songs according to storytelling principles and talk about how important storytelling is in songwriting.

If you're looking for someone to help you write song lyrics that speak to and engage people, I look forward to hearing from you!

Don't take my word for it.

See what artists are saying about me.

What's included.

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 specific advice and possibilities to improve your writing and take your songs to the next level.

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.

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#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.

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!

The entire evaluation of the songs for a new 10 song album requires to ...

answer

55

storytelling criteria to each song

create

1

customized plan for you

fill out

600

spreadsheet cells

Your Investment.

Get quality service for your career.

Stories In Songs - Storytelling in Songwriting - Evaluation of the strength of your lyrics of your next album
Evaluation of the strength of your lyrics of your next album

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.

 

Note: I don't know how long I'll continue to offer the bonuses. Everything may change tomorrow, as I'm often booked up as the only songwriting coach in the storytelling field. Send your request today to make sure you get the bonuses.

Standard

evaluation of 10 songs

specific feedback on each song to know its strength and weaknesses

"next-steps" recommendation letter for improving the lyrics' storytelling power 

recommendation for single releases and album songs

1-hour coaching call



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Non binding request

Pro

everything from Standard tier

+ 5 extra songs

+ feedback on how to create a concept album (song order, song tweaking, overarching theme, character, ...) referring to the songs you've delivered

+ 30 days unlimited e-Mail support



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Non binding request

Premium

everything from Standard tier

+ 10 extra songs

+ feedback on how to create a concept album (song order, song tweaking, overarching theme, character, ...) referring to the songs you've delivered

+ 40 days 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 weekly feedback on your lyrics (new and edited)

+ tasks and exercises to help you improve your album as well as your songwriting skills to increase your storytelling power



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Non binding request

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.

Create Something Amazing!

Don't let this chance slip to publish your amazing album!

Use Your Chance!

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.
Use Your Chance!

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.
Stories In Songs - Storytelling in Songwriting

How it Works

Just A Couple of Steps to Your Next Great Album.

1. Send me Your Request.

Just use the contact form below.

2. Let's talk.

We'll get on the phone and talk about your project.

3. Deliver the Lyrics.

Send me the lyrics of the songs of your albums.

4. Get Your Actionable Feedback.

Allow me to create a customized plan for you

5. Revolutionize your songwriting.

Use the data and write a great album.

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Let's Create Something Amazing Together

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Stories In Songs - Storytelling in Songwriting - Evaluation of the strength of your lyrics of your next album

Reminder

Here's What You'll Get

  • 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.
  • Evaluation of the strength of every song so that you know exactly which one will resonate the most with your audience.
  • A "next steps" editorial letter so that you'll know exactly what to focus on instead of worrying about what to do next.
  • A coaching call with me to discuss my feedback and your next steps so that you feel confident moving forward with your work.
Use Your Chance!

FAQ

If you don't see an answer to your question, you can send me an email from my contact form.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

When we're working together, I focus on consulting, coaching, and writing lyrics 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.

Yes, I do. Na klar! I'm a German native speaker and I'd love to work with you! Check out my German website here: storiesinsongs.de.