Does this sound like you?
Your band has been working hard, your music is great, but you feel like you’re being overlooked for bigger opportunities.
You are ready to move forward from the local gig circuit and start getting the attention of managers, booking agents and labels.
You have new music coming out and need a solid plan to promote it and get the exposure you know you deserve.
In the past it’s been a struggle to get people through the door to your shows let alone real fans who love your music and want to buy your merch.
Yes? RAD, you’re in the right place!
There are 5 main components of being in a successful band:
1) Music: Of course, this is a given. Your music must be good in order to have success.
2) Plan: But you also need a plan. You can’t release music without one and this can be the most confusing parts for many bands
3) Brand: 9 times out of 10 people will see you before they hear you. But this goes far beyond visuals.
4) Relationships: The music industry is all about networking & relationships. Not only with the industry, but also your fans.
5) Exposure: None of this will work unless you get exposure!
The hard truth is that if you’re releasing music and no one knows about it…you may as well not release anything at all.
As a music journalist, professional digital marketer and musician myself, I understand most developing bands are simply looking for the best ways to promote their music.
However, I firmly believe there is a lack of transparency, support and information readily available on how the modern music industry actually works.
Navigating this space and what is going to actually work for your band can sometimes be a grueling exercise.
…and often, the more time it takes to build momentum for your music career, the more disheartened you become.
Like you, I could never imagine my life without music.
After seeing far too many of my talented peers give up on their dreams because they felt frustrated their bands weren’t progressing at the rate they wanted, I knew I had to do something about it!
My band consulting services will give your emerging rock/metal/punk band the tools and strategies you need to grow your audience, increase exposure make the impact you deserve.
Not to mention, be the support and soundboard you need to kick your goals and reach the next level in your career.
It’s time to really be heard.
Our consultation with Monica covered everything we needed help with, plus more. We now feel prepared and inspired to tackle the next 12 months as a band with a whole kit of new industry knowledge, plus we feel a lot more confident in knowing what we were already doing well and what areas we need to work on. Monica is easy and fun to chat with whilst having an absolute wealth of professional experience within many avenues of the music industry; any up and coming heavy band would benefit from working with her. We've only cracked the surface of what Monica can offer bands and look forward to continue to work with her as we progress in our career as a band.
I just really want to say thank you, Monica. Everything you have taught me ove the past year has finally been put to practice and the result has far surpassed my expectations. I owe so much of my/our presence and confidence in the social world to you. Thank you for everything.
Thank you so much. How clear of a plan I have now from your help is unreal. Seems too good to be true!
Monica KNOWS HER SHIT! She's also a really engaging presenter who's got a great way of breaking down what she does and transferring that knowledge in easy to understand, digestible steps. A no-brainer if you want to up your social media game.
I would highly recommend this to anyone who feels they have great songs, but are stuck wondering how to move forward. Monica is an excellent teacher, with plenty of personal industry experience to back up her lessons. You'll learn how to take your songs from mere recordings to proper releases, and hopefully set yourself up for success!
Before working with Monica my social media game was low. I now have the confidence to tackle release campaigns on my own. And even though Monica’s coaching has equipped me with all the right tools, her wealth of knowledge will prove an invaluable asset as I work with her moving forward.
VERY good advice. You’ve changed the way we all think and opened our eyes to the way the modern music industry works.
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!
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.
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!
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!
You know you’re in music for the long-haul. Working together for 6 months will allow us to work on several aspects of your band and develop a longer-term game plan that truly shift you to the next level in your career.
You’ve got your masters back, so now let’s develop a killer release and marketing plan to get your music the exposure it deserves!
Let’s run through where your band is at right now and the next best step to move you forward.
Each package includes video calls with me, unlimited messaging/email between calls and access to relevant resources and contacts.
If you aren’t sure which package is right for you, let’s jump on a call, I’m more than happy to assist! Hit me up at contact(at)monicastrut.com
If a band plays in a venue and no one is around to hear them, do they make a sound?