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Storytelling in Songwriting Melanie NaumannHi, I'm Melanie. I help songwriters write lyrics that tell powerful stories. 

I analysed over 130 original songs of Westlife and found out there is a correlation between the number of albums sold and how captivating the storytelling on an album is.

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Storytelling matters in songwriting!

Here you can see the final result of my analysis of 137 original Westlife Songs. The sales data is from Wikipidia: UK shipments figures based on certification alone.

In % you can see how captivating the storytelling on an album or in the single releases of an album was.

Storytelling matters in Songwriting. Westlife


How do I evaluate a song or an album?

The process is similar to editing a novel. You do not publish the first draft, but you hire an editor who helps you to understand how strong the story is, what works and what doesn't. As a Story Grid Certified Editor, I am trained to give writers specific feedback that they can use to improve their stories.

analysing songs and albums. What I do for evaluating the storytelling.


Storytelling in Songs Editor Seal Story Grid Melanie NaumannWhat I can help you with if you hire me:

  • evaluate and predict the strength of an album in relation to how successful it can be
  • improve the storytelling of an album and its songs before its release
  • choose the songs that tell the most captivating stories as a single release
  • influence the mood and emotions the listeners feel when listening to the album
  • strengthen the message of a song by making it a prescriptive or a cautionary tale
  • create concept albums that tell a compelling story from beginning to end
  • analysing all the albums of a band can be used to find out what influenced the sales positively or negatively
  • Learning from masterworks. Analysis of the songs of successful bands to learn what they did to tell captivating stories in their songs


Let's talk about your next album.

If you want to work with me and create a concept album together or write a song that tells a captivating story, write me an email:

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