Musicians Total Tuneup

Have you ever had any of these challenges?

  • You released an EP or album and you sold way fewer than you had expected to sell
  • You are on social media but your audience is not growing or engaging
  • You hired a radio promoter or a publicist and you did not get the results you were expecting (or you couldn’t leverage the placements you received because you didn’t know you were supposed to)
  • You feel totally overwhelmed by all of the stuff you have to do when really all you want to do is just make music

I face similar challenges as an author, so I totally get it – release something into the world with high hopes only to find that it’s met with much less than expected.

Even as a well-heeled PR veteran, I hired the wrong PR team and I had to fire them and start my last book release all over again.

“The process at Cyber PR covers everything you didn’t know needed to be covered. Teaming with Cyber PR is a decision you will not regret!” – The Krickets

There’s a big problem in the music business today.

The huge problem all creators are facing today is that anyone can push a few buttons and release whatever they’ve made into the world.
The Internet has been a great leveler and it provides everyone equal opportunity and this is why having a real plan is critical.
Great music is the starting point.
“Working with Ariel and her team not only gave me a clear game plan for releasing my music and creating a relevant and sustainable music career but also gave me confidence.  My Total Tuneup lets me know exactly what I need to do and when.  They are always there for me to answer questions and give me a boost when I get overwhelmed.  I came to them not knowing what to do and now I am excited to share my music with the world.” – Athena Burke

Artists who have followed our Total Tuneups have:

  • Quadrupled their income
  • Booked gigs at SXSW and CMW (official and unofficial showcases and private parties)
  • Identified true niche markets and conquered them!
  • Booked shows in their dream venues and opened for their favorite artists
  • Launched successful crowdfunding and ongoing Patreon campaigns
  • Placed their music on major profile TV – resulting in 10K+ in payouts
  • Toured Europe by following our step–by–step suggestions
  • Targeted PR opportunities and saved thousands on publicity
  • Attracted sponsors for travel, beer, and instruments
  • Raised 84K in one Crowdfunding Campaign

“Their insightful marketing plan helped me envision and execute on a whole new business. Best bucks I’ve ever spent!” – Andrew McCluskey, Musicto

Here’s what you’re getting: Clarity, Time and Implementation

Clarity – This guide will clarify what your goals are and your reasons for setting them in the first place

Time – Our Total Tuneup is an artist development roadmap that deeply dives into each area that you choose to focus on, providing our top recommendation in each area, so you don’t waste any time or energy.

Implementation – We lay out a step-by-step guide in each area, so you will know exactly what to do, and in what order to do it, to get to your goals.

Total Tuneups can include any of the following sections:

  • Defining Your Target Markets
  • New Release Launch Strategies
  • Digital Music Distribution
  • Full Online Evaluation (Site, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Blog, etc.)
  • Website Optimization
  • A REAL Social Media Strategy That WORKS!
  • Best Practices For Getting Followers, Fans, and Plays on Spotify
  • Spotify Playlisting Strategies
  • SoundCloud Growth and Playlists
  • Newsletter Management & Growth
  • Licensing Music for Film and TV
  • Crowdfunding & Patreon
  • Merchandise – how to choose the perfect merch for you
  • Performing Rights Organization (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC)
  • Live Performance Strategies and Resources
  • Stay at Home Strategies to attract fans without leaving your couch
  • Introductions to EFFECTIVE Traditional Publicists, Vetted Spotify Playlisting Companies, Merch Manufacturers & Booking Consultants

“I was blown away by the effectiveness, professionalism, follow through and results. In a music business defined by rapid change, Cyber PR nailed it. I couldn’t be happier and highly recommend them.” – Jeff Oster

How is a Total Tuneup different?

A Total Tuneup is designed to serve as your custom artist development plan.

The process we use to create each Total Tuneup (TTU) comes from our 20+ years of working with musicians and observing those who build sustainable careers vs. those who burn out due to lack of planning and preparedness.
We have observed that artists who have capable strategists around them who understand all of the new music business components and how they fit together experience more success and have longer careers because they don’t get overwhelmed and burned out.
Sadly, very few managers, marketers and labels possess artist development knowledge. It is rare to find teams who understand the full scope of the entire ecosystem and know all of the necessary steps needed. So, artists jump straight to hiring a publicist or a radio promoter without a foundation, and this never yields the long-term impact that was expected.
This, unfortunately, has a lot to do with how most artists approach the process. Once the music is finished a deep sense of urgency rushes in, screaming, “Release, release!”

To make matters worse, publicists, radio promoters, and service-based businesses “silo” their tasks without communicating with each other, and in many cases, artists don’t have a team for them to communicate with. Nor do they have a plan to position the wins and the opportunities for maximum impact.

And the pressure of consistently releasing new music, social media posting, website updating, newsletter crafting, gig booking, plus learning new technologies and platforms (not to mention the actual creation of the music and practicing) keeps artists busier than ever, further battling key planning and long-term perspective.

This diagram illustrates the areas artists need to have knowledge and strategy in:

social media tuneup venn diagram

“They pour so much energy, love, and passion into their work. They went above and beyond in every aspect, and we’re so glad to have been able to partner with a company that makes sure every part of the process is personalized and genuine.” – Beau + Luci

Why might a Total Tuneup be right for you?

Instead of staying in reaction mode your Total Tuneup puts you into action mode.

With it, you’ll know what to expect months before it happens, so you can take full advantage of all the wins you work so hard to achieve.

Each one of your “wins” will have structure and framework placed on them so that no great opportunity you create goes wasted or gets overlooked.

We know, a 100-page plan will create work for you – here’s the TRUTH: succeeding in this business is a lot of work (that’s a fact). If you expect this all to be done for you, you have chosen the wrong business.
However, don’t fear! Each Total Tuneup will recommend companies that can help you implement all of the parts so you don’t have to do it all alone. We will make suggestions for outsourcing, finding interns, affordable virtual assistants (VAs), and more.
“My first meeting with Ariel was intense… I told her my plans and how I wanted to approach the Total Tuneup. Then came a huge, detailed questionnaire. They wanted to know everything about the band… a few weeks later, I got the TTU and it’s packed with so much information and easy links… It’s over 100 pages of detailed information and direction…They took a “snapshot” of the band, assessed all our strengths and weaknesses, and gave real usable remedies. After a great Skype meeting with Ariel and Jamie, I was ready to Rock!… Cyber PR also has great references. Through them, we have our amazing publicist and bio writer. Cyber PR has unlocked the mystery of how to apply our music online. Moreover, they’ve created an intense one year plan for us that is easy to apply, purposeful, and professional. If you want to take your music to the next level, we highly recommend you immediately contact Cyber PR. We’re glad we did!” – Naya G, VolK & JuleZ, VOVKULAKA 
Your Total Tuneup will save you a lot of wasted money and frustration and help you accomplish your goals.
Because of the hands-on nature of these plans, we only sell a few per month.
Don’t wait to be in action mode – start planning the next steps of your career now.
And because we know artists are not made of money, we do offer payment plans, and yes we accept credit cards.

Click here to schedule a call and discuss your needs and see if a Total Tuneup is right for you.


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