Full Analysis of your Discography


Expert analysis of the lyrics of all the songs on your albums that will tell you exactly what specific criteria resonated the most with your audience so that you can increase the sales of your next album.

Does this sound like you?

  • You've released a couple of albums. Some sold well, others didn't. But you don't know why exactly some albums were more successful than others.
  • You want to work on a new album, but you don't want to put your time and energy into a concept that won't work. So you haven't.
  • You’re suffering from self-doubt wondering things like—Am I even good enough to write a better album than the last one? Can I do this? What if I just don’t have what it takes?  
  • You don't want to disappoint the expectations of your existing fans by doing something completely new, so you guess it's best to innovate what made them turn to you in the first place. But you have no clue what exactly made them connect with you.

Writing a Concept Album - Telling Stories in Songs

It can all be different. Just imagine ...

  • Getting feedback on every song as well as on every album you've ever released so you'll know exactly what has worked before, what didn't, and why.
  • Having a clear and comprehensive collection of different criteria answered to every song so that you have a powerful reference point for comparison.
  • Getting specific and actionable advice to follow so that you don't have to wonder what to do better on your next album to improve the storytelling in your songs. 
  • Gaining a better understanding of what's at the core of your music so that you know what made your listeners connect with your songs.
  • Feeling confident and inspired when you write your next album instead of overwhelmed or full of doubt.

Introducing

The Uniqueness Factor Analysis

 

The Uniqueness Factor is the final result of the complete song analysis of a discography that will tell you exactly what the three most important storytelling criteria are as well as what your fans expect from your lyrics.

This tool is designed to give you concrete feedback on the storytelling of your songs PLUS the exact steps you can take to improve the songs on your next album to increase its sales.

 

Example: Westlife, Placebo

What's Included?


#1 – A detailed analysis of all your previously released songs so that you’ll know what you're already doing great and where you can focus on improving.
#1 – A detailed analysis of all your previously released songs so that you’ll know what you're already doing great and where you can focus on improving.

This is a deep dive into your album’s songs, analyzing what worked and what didn’t work answering a list of well-chosen storytelling criteria so that you’ll not only get a comprehensive insight into your songs but also specific feedback to every song you’ve ever released on an album.

#2 – A professionally designed and extensive infographic visualizing the most important results so that you can clearly see the strengths and weaknesses of each album.
#2 – A professionally designed and extensive infographic visualizing the most important results so that you can clearly see the strengths and weaknesses of each album.

This will give you a black-and-white, close-up comparison of how well each album and its single releases met the most important storytelling criteria like genre, character, and theme. This allows you to see which album(s) and singles stood out the most overall and in terms of storytelling principles.

#3 – The top 3 storytelling criteria that have the largest impact on the success of your albums so that you exactly know what your listeners expect to hear in your songs.
#3 – The top 3 storytelling criteria that have the largest impact on the success of your albums so that you exactly know what your listeners expect to hear in your songs.

I will provide you with a visual comparison of the overall analysis results with the sales data of your albums so that you'll know exactly which single releases and which storytelling criteria influenced the sales positively or negatively. This is the most valuable resource you’ll ever need for your songwriting because it provides you with an important reference point to see which storytelling criteria are the most influential ones for the success of your albums. Once you understand the past, you’ll see the future much clearer.

#4 – A next-steps recommendation letter so that you'll know exactly what to focus on instead of worrying about what works best.
#4 – A next-steps recommendation letter so that you'll know exactly what to focus on instead of worrying about what works best.

With all the data gathered in the analysis as well as in the infographics, you’ll get a next steps editorial letter that includes actionable feedback on what you should focus on in your songwriting, how you can improve it and what you should avoid in order to make your next album a hit.

#5 – A coaching call with me to discuss my evaluation and possibilities for the next album so that you’ll feel confident moving forward with your next project.
#5 – A coaching call with me to discuss my evaluation and possibilities for the next album so that you’ll feel confident moving forward with your next project.

You will talk one-on-one with me. You can ask me any questions about my feedback, your next steps, or about how to tell stories in general. You’ll leave the call with a clearer global, big-picture view of how you can tackle your next album.

#6 – Additional material and song recommendations personally curated specifically for you that will give you a deeper understanding of how songs in your area of storytelling work.
#6 – Additional material and song recommendations personally curated specifically for you that will give you a deeper understanding of how songs in your area of storytelling work.

Throughout the Story Grid Diagnostic process, I will provide you with a list of Masterworks to study along with my next-steps recommendation letter. You’ll also get a cheat sheet of the most anticipated moments of your primary story themes as well as additional resources depending on your album’s topics.

#7 – You will know your Uniqueness Factor
#7 – You will know your Uniqueness Factor

And most importantly, you will know your band's Uniqueness Factor - and how to apply it in your songwriting so that you get more fans, reach higher album sales, and write engaging songs that truly make an impact on your listeners' lives.

That means you will exactly know the secret formula that turned previous albums into a success, and learn how to write another album like it, or even a better one.

Your achievement:

You'll get a clear picture of the storytelling criteria that worked on your previously released songs and albums PLUS a prescription for concrete next steps on how to take your songwriting to the next level.

Your Investment.

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

Pro

On Request,-€

delivered within 2 months


the full spreadsheet to use for further reference

specific feedback on each song

professional infographic for visual reference

recommendation for single releases

"next-steps" editorial letter

2 Coaching Calls (before and after the evaluation)

Evaluation of the next album (not yet released) PLUS expected success prognosis

recommendation and specific advice on how to write a concept album


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Premium

On Request,-€

delivered within 2 months


the full spreadsheet to use for further reference

specific feedback on each song

professional infographic for visual reference

recommendation for single releases

"next-steps" recommendation letter

4 Coaching Calls (1x before and 3x after the evaluation)

Evaluation of the next album (not yet released) PLUS expected success prognosis

recommendation and specific advice on how to write a concept album


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This is PERFECT for you if

  • You understand there's so much to learn from the past to make improvements to future work possible.
  • You look for an expert storyteller and coach who knows what makes a story work, what doesn't and how a story can be improved.
  • 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 and musical composition 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 albums

3. Allow me to create a customized plan for you

4. Revolutionize your songwriting.

Discography - learn from what you've done in the past and imrpove the storytelling in your songsHere's a reminder of what you'll get:

  1. A detailed analysis of all your previously released songs so that you’ll know what you're already doing great and where you can focus on improving.
  2. A professionally designed and extensive infographic visualizing the most important results so that you can clearly see the strengths and weaknesses of each album.
  3. The top 3 storytelling criteria that have the largest impact on the success of your albums so that you exactly know what your listeners expect to hear in your songs.
  4. A next-steps recommendation letter so that you'll know exactly what to focus on instead of worrying about what works best.
  5. A coaching call with me to discuss my evaluation and possibilities for the next album so that you’ll feel confident moving forward with your next project.
  6. Additional material and song recommendations personally curated specifically for you that will give you a deeper understanding of how songs in your area of storytelling work.
  7. And most importantly, you will know your band's Uniqueness Factor - and how to apply it in your songwriting so that you get more fans, reach higher album sales, and write engaging songs that truly make an impact on your listeners' lives.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  We have released a couple of albums but they didn't hit the charts. Can you still find out the storytelling criteria that made them good?

Yes, for sure. Even if your previous albums have not made it into the album charts, you can still send me other data you have about your albums. Maybe you keep track of your sales and can send me the number of sales for each album, or maybe you use an analytics tool for your website or your social media accounts — anything you have that existed when your previous albums were released can be used to check how much of an impact each album made.

On the first strategy call, we'll talk about which data might be the most useful so that you know exactly what to send in for the analysis of your discography.

  We have less than five previous albums. Is that analysis still helpful?

Yes, absolutely. Even if you have only three albums, there's always something to learn from the past. This analysis provides you with a clear overview of the storytelling in your songwriting so that you can compare each storytelling criteria in every song and on every album with each other.

It's the most valuable deep dive into your writing and you'll not only find out what you're already doing well but also which things exactly you can put your focus on to improve the storytelling on your next album.

  Aren't the principles of storytelling the same? How specific can your feedback be?

Yes, you're right. The fundamental principles and essential storytelling skills are the same for each storyteller. BUT the audience differs from storyteller to storyteller.

Even if you have an audience that enjoys love stories, there are people who rather see a story about a relationship that fails and all the pain that goes with it, while there are others who turn to love stories for the happy romantic ending.

And even if the principles are the same, I can find out which storytelling criteria resonated the most with your audience. So by evaluating the songs and the albums and gaining specific data I can compare the criteria with the success of each album to find out what kind of stories your audience looks for when they turn to you.

Knowing what your songs should be about can help you satisfy your listeners' expectations and even connect with more people.

 

  We have not yet written a new album. Can you do the album prognosis at a later stage?

Yes, absolutely. I understand that you need time to let the results of this huge evaluation sink in. That's why you'll have up to a year to send me your next album project to receive feedback on it.

And I know, life happens, if for any reason you can't finish the songwriting for your next album within a year, just let me know in advance and we talk about it.

  Our previously sold album's haven't sold well and we can't afford this diagnostic. Can you help us anyway?

Of course. Music is art. And even though you're doing the best you can, it's so hard to make a name for yourself.

I can relate to that because as a fiction writer it's no different. You can write the best story, but there's just so much noise that sometimes even an amazing story fails to get the attention it deserves.

I would love to get to know you and your music. Just send me an email or book a FREE 45-minute strategy call with me to talk about your albums, your goals, and how I can help!

  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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