Discography Analysis

Learn How To Write A Bestselling Album Without Putting Tons Of Money And Time In The Promotion Of Your Songs.

Discover your lyrics' Uniqueness Factor

The secret formula revealed of what your fans love the most about your lyrics!

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!

Tell Me ...

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.

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Just imagine ...

It can all be different.

  • 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 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.
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And here's what enables you to achieve what you want to achieve:

The analysis of your discography to find your uniqueness factor.

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.

Example: WestlifePlacebo

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My Promise to You

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

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!

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In Fact ...

Here's Just The Tip of The Iceberg of What You'll Get

  • You'll discover exactly how to write the BEST songs for your next album that people will love and buy.
  • You'll understand exactly how to take your songwriting to the next level and write songs that will successfully contribute to selling more albums.
  • You'll skip past all the mistakes and obstacles that worry MOST musicians and follow a clear step-by-step plan.
  • You'll know exactly what to focus on instead of worrying about what works best.
  • You'll feel confident and inspired when you write your next album instead of overwhelmed or full of doubt.
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Don't take my word for it.

See what artists are saying about me.

What's included.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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Your Advantage.

You know the secret formula that made previous albums a success, and you know exactly what you need to do to write a hit album that your fans will love.

If you meet your fans' expectations, your album sales and streaming numbers will go through the ROOF.

That's how it could be:

  • When you write an album your fans will love, think about how good you'll feel about yourself when you realize you've stayed true to yourself WITHOUT selling out.
  • When you write that album yourself, think about all the people that will connect with you because you have made an impact on their lives.
  • See yourself creating something meaningful that will stand the test of time and make you become one of the best musicians of all time.
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The entire analysis of 7 studio albums with approx. 10 songs on each album requires to ...

fill out

3.800

spreadsheet cells

answer

57

Storytelling Criteria

design

65

graphs & charts

create

1

customized action plan

Your Investment.

Discover Your Uniqueness Factor.

  • 5 Studio Albums

  • 6 Studio Albums

  • 7 Studio Albums

  • 8 Studio Albums

  • 9 Studio Albums

  • 10 or more

Discography Analysis

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.

Standard

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)



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Non binding request

Premium

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



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Non binding request

My guarantee to you

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.

Don't you think it's time ...

Time to Discover your Uniqueness Factor.

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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.
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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.
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How it Works?

Everything you need on creating an album with your voice!

1. Apply for working together.

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. Discovering your Uniqueness Factor.

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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Here's What You'll Get

  • 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.
  • A professionally designed and extensive infographic visualizing the most important results so that you can clearly see the strengths and weaknesses of each album.
  • 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.
  • A next-steps recommendation letter so that you'll know exactly what to focus on instead of worrying about what works best.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • You will know your Uniqueness Factor
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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.

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.

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.