Learn How To Write A Bestselling Album Without Putting Tons Of Money And Time In The Promotion Of Your Songs.
So you can keep being true to yourself.
IF you want to find your unique voice to stand out from the crowd of all the other musicians in the same genre, ...
AND your dream is to achieve higher sales and streaming numbers to get your message out to more people ...
AND you're willing to trust what your fans love about you and your songs ...
THEN you shouldn't miss out on this offer.
Here's why... Because in today's music industry, staying true to yourself or NOT can mean the difference between making an impact on the world or losing yourself!
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.
The Uniqueness Factor will tell you exactly what your fans love the most about the lyrics of your songs. So you can increase sales, get more fans, and make an impact.
This tool is designed to give you specific feedback on your fans' expectations PLUS the exact steps to ensure that the song lyrics for your next album reflect your unique voice, which you've already subconsciously established in your fans' minds through your previously released albums.
My name is Melanie Naumann and I specialize in taking song lyrics to a new, more meaningful, and engaging level through the use of storytelling.
I am the only Story Grid certified editor that specializes in helping songwriters.
I also developed the method to figure out a bands' or musicians' uniqueness factor, which has been proven in studies of the discography of bands like Westlife and Placebo.
This expert analysis of your discography will show you everything you need in your songwriting to successfully write the lyrics for a top-selling album that touches people's hearts, captivates them, and gets your message across!
“With Melanie's analysis of one of my song's lyrics, I've been inspired to make a whole new project out of it. Her feedback and guidance has made me look at storytelling through music in a different light, and what I thought was a complete project before, is now what I'm considering a piece of a bigger picture.”
Elvin Stewart Trejos
“So I’ve got to give huge thanks and a shout out to Melanie Naumann and her podcast “Stories in Songs!” She’s from Germany and somehow came across my song a day challenge when I was posting to Instagram. In this episode she featured one of my songs “Last Goodbye” and analyzes it to help others write their own stories in songs. This song is one that meant a lot to me when I wrote it but also felt like I never wanted to sing again (once was enough) but hearing that someone else could relate to it and others may be able to take something from it as well makes me think maybe I will put it on an album somewhere down the road. Anyway, if you’re looking for a little insight into telling stories through your music, especially love songs, give her podcast a listen!”
Emmanuel Robert Gambriel
A Minute For Manny
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.
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.
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.
With all the data gathered in the analysis as well as in the infographics, you’ll get a next steps editorial letter that includes specific 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.
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.
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.
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.
If you meet your fans' expectations, your album sales and streaming numbers will go through the ROOF.
That's how it could be:
You'll get a clear picture of what your fans resonated with the most in the songs of your previous albums PLUS an implementation guide for the concrete next steps on how to apply the feedback into your lyrics and take your songwriting to the next level and write another bestselling album.
The entire analysis of 7 studio albums with approx. 10 songs on each album requires to ...
graphs & charts
customized action plan
5 Studio Albums
6 Studio Albums
7 Studio Albums
8 Studio Albums
9 Studio Albums
10 or more
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.
I support artists that want to make an impact and save lives! If you can't make that investment but you still want to get your message out, you can apply for the Stories in Songs Grant.
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.
specific feedback on each song
professionally designed infographic for visual reference
recommendation for single releases
Uniqueness Factor and most important storytelling criteria
"next-steps" recommendation letter & implementation guide
2 Coaching Calls
(1x before and 1x after the evaluation)
Non binding request
everything from the Standard Tier
+ 2 additional coaching calls
Evaluation of the next album (not yet released and that you'll write with the results of this analysis)
specific feedback to every song of the new album to find out the strengths and weaknesses
PLUS expected success prognosis of the next album (+ infographic extension)
recommendation and specific advice on how to write a concept album (referring to the results of the analysis)
Non binding request
everything from the previous two tiers
+12 weeks of unlimited support to help you write the lyrics that your fans will love
weekly 1-hour coaching video call to help you stay on track
ongoing weekly feedback on your new and revised lyrics
tasks and exercises to help you write the lyrics for the songs of your next album
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.
Just use the contact form below.
We'll get on the phone and talk about your project.
Send me the lyrics of the songs of your albums.
Allow me to create a customized plan for you.
Use the data and write a great album.
Fill out the form and I'll get back to you with further information on working together.
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.
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, but anything below 5 might be not so precise in what your Uniqueness Factor might be. After all, you are still in the process of finding your voice. So I'd recommend you apply for work on an album together before you invest in this service.
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.