Band Consulting


Does This Sound Like You?

Your band has been working hard for 2 or more years, your music is great, but you feel like it’s a struggle to pull people through the door to shows?

Maybe you’re in a new band or band that’s relaunching and just want to do things right this time?

You want to take your band to the next level, get bigger support slots, play festivals, get radio play and interest from the music industry (booking agents, managers, media) but aren’t sure how?

You have a single, EP or album release coming up and aren’t sure where to start with the planning, let alone the marketing or PR?

You know you should be posting on social media more often but you find it a chore?

​You are starting to feel like you aren’t enjoying music as much as you used to and are contemplating packing it all in and getting a ‘normal’ job instead?

​Yes?​ RAD, you’re in the right place!


Monica’s no-nonsense approach is truly a breath of fresh air in an industry full of BS. After just one session, we were able to clearly define our goals and objectives in a way that made sense and has since put us on the path that we want to be on. She is empowering, pioneering, and inspiring. Do yourself the favour and talk to her NOW.”
RED GAZELLE


“10/10. Mon was a pleasure to work with, and her guidance and advice helped us take our social media engagement and coverage to a whole new level. Professional, insightful and awesome to work with!”
ABLAZE


It’s Time to Really be Heard

We both know how much work goes into releasing music, whether it be an album, EP or stand-alone single. Hundreds of hours can go into writing, rehearsing and recording your music. Not to mention organising artwork, studio time, getting it digitally distributed and much more.

So imagine after all that, you release your music, post the link on Facebook and only a handful of people like the post. It can seem like a bit of a waste, right?

Sometimes as musicians we can feel like we’re hitting our heads against a glass ceiling when it comes to getting more exposure.

Meanwhile, other bands who have been in the game for way less time are getting bigger opportunities like support slots, radio play, press and more. It can feel a bit unfair.

I know what it’s like to feel like your band is invisible.

To work so fucking hard and invest so much time, energy and money into a project that isn’t getting the traction you want it to. So many bands out there are slogging it out on local stages over and over to an audience that appears to never grow.

It can be a struggle to get more than just friends and family through the door, let along real fans who actually love our music and want to buy our merch.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.


“SYNAESCOPE engaged Monica to consult with us on an approach to build our fanbase and plan strategies for taking our band to the next level in 2019. We found her so easy to work with, with a deep knowledge of the industry and solid strategies for us to follow through with. Monica ran a session with us over video chat and we found it so helpful that we will definitely have follow up sessions in the months to come to help us stay the course and achieve our goals.”
SYNAESCOPE


“I’ve worked with Monica on a number of projects for years. I’ve found her to be one of the rare ones, that’s ethical, punctual and actual gives a damn about her job.  Monica fucking rocks!”
CARL NEUMANN, OWNER – HEAVY MAGAZINE



All you Need is a Strategy

They say it’s a long way to the top if you want to rock n’ roll. But there’s no reason bands need to spend years on the bottom rungs of the musical ladder circling around and around within the local scene.

As creatives, our work is an extension of ourselves. Sometimes it’s hard to take a step back and really strategise and plan properly.

Understandably, your zone of genius first and foremost is music.

Although I know you’re savvy and highly committed to what you do, having a third party take a look at he business, marketing, PR and strategy side of things can really help clarify your direction allowing you to move forward in your career quicker saving you time, money, energy and sanity!

Working with a consultant can not only give you the confidence, clarity and strategy you and/or your band needs to reach the next level in your career. But it also can teach you skills and give you knowledge you can take with you well into the future.

The band’s I’ve worked with have gone on to sign deals with international booking agents, achieve thousands of Spotify streams, charted on Triple J Unearthed, grown their audiences and gain a tone of marketing and industry knowledge that will serve in years to come.


Packages

Three-Month Consulting Package

  • 6 x 60min intensive strategy sessions to plan and execute your album, EP or single releases, or tours.
  • Unlimited Messenger/email access in between calls to answer any band-related questions as they come up.
  • Feedback on all your social media channels – I will tell you what’s working or what could use a tweak or more attention with full tech support along the way.
  • Access to a library of resources that will help you with your launch timelines, social media consistency, finding your audience and more!
  • BONUS: Access to my Social Media Shredder Online Course for bands.

Investment: $500 AUD / $350 USD per month for three months

Six Week Consulting Package

  • 3 x 60min intensive strategy sessions to plan and execute your album, EP or single releases, or tours.
  • Unlimited Messenger/email access in between calls to answer any band-related questions as they come up.
  • Feedback on all your social media channels – I will tell you what’s working or what could use a tweak or more attention with full tech support along the way.
  • Access to a library of resources that will help you with your launch timelines, social media consistency, finding your audience and more!

Investment: $850 AUD / $600 USD

Single Power Sesh

  • 1 x 90min intensive strategy session to review social media strategy, touch on promotional strategy for an upcoming show or release, advice on general band direction or anything else you’d like guidance with.
  • Feedback on all your social media channels – I will tell you what’s working or what could use a tweak or more attention.
  • BONUS: Any resources from my library relevant to where you’re at

Investment: $200 AUD / $150 USD


“VERY good advice. You’ve changed the way we all think and opened our eyes to the way the modern music industry works.”
IRONSTONE


If a band plays in a venue and no one is around to hear them, do they make a sound?