Make an Album With Mike
Make an Album With Mike
I'm working closely with a small group of musicians and producers for 3 months to complete our albums by December 1st 2023. Whether you're making a release-ready album or a collection of 10-12 individual songs/tracks, the "Make an Album With Mike" (MAWM) program will mean you get a bunch of high-quality music release ready!
Here's the 4 Phases of Making an Album
When you join, you'll immediately gain access to a "Preparation Session" I ran for some Early Birds at the start of August.
Light on commitment and time in this session, and you'll gain clarity on your musical direction.
I'll also help you organise and arrange your life outside the studio.
The quicker you start preparing - the more time you'll have to make a quality album on deadline.
Because the more you prepare, the better you'll be set up so that even with work, family, friends and life - you can laser-focus on making the best possible album.
Sept 1st - 28th: Idea Generation
Extreme quantity is the best method to create high-quality songs that work together.
So we'll turbocharge your idea generation to discover what your album could become.
(I can’t wait to see your “amazed” face when this happens!) 🤓
Sept 29th - Oct 26th: Execution
After the Idea Generation phase, you'll say "no" to most of the ideas you’ve made, so you can focus on those which resonate.
You'll still work on more than ends up on the final album so you won't have to force ANYTHING.
By focusing on the best, building draft arrangements that "just work" is a breeze.
Oct 27th - Nov 30th: Presentation
By now, some songs will be "musts". Others will be "possibles".
Starting with the "musts", we'll go deep into solving the problems in your album tracks.
Together we’ll iron out the issues between you and that album you can be proud of!
Our final deadline is December 1st
This gives us a week to finish up any bits and pieces, so you can work on getting the tracks release ready (or released).
Here’s how the Make an Album With Mike program works:
M.A.W.M. Team Coaching
Every Thursday (Friday if you're Aus/NZ), we will meet for 2 hours. We'll alternate between:
a. Thoughtnado Sessions (bi-weekly from August 31st)
"Thoughtnados" are my thinking tools designed to deliver deep insight into your music. Thinking like this increases the quality of your music AND removes wasted hours of frustration.
b. Studio Hours (bi-weekly from September 7th)
I will personally help you solve the inevitable problems you’ll face making your album.
Bring music for feedback.
Or a problem you're stuck on.
Together we’ll find a breakthrough.
NOTE: to keep it simple, ALL SESSIONS start at the same time - 3pm EST (New York).
PLUS: All sessions are recorded. So if you can’t make it you won’t miss a thing.
Weekly Music Sessions
Either attend the "Magic Music Machine" sessions live on Zoom - or join the recorded replays.
During the sessions, you'll make your music with others making theirs. This is "Solo Collaboration" - a weekly lightning bolt of motivation and clarity. 2.5 hours of focused music-making feels like 2.5. minutes!
I'll give you step-by-step music games to unlock your creativity. I will design them bespoke for the needs/wants of the album team at every phase.
These sessions start at 3pm on September 3 2023 (EST/New York), then weekly until November 26.
PLUS - after the MAWM program is finishes on December 1st, you’ll get lifetime access to the ongoing Magic Music Machine program to continue making music with other Music Machine users.
(NOTE: All sessions are recorded if this doesn't work with your schedule. So you can do them when you want.)
Plus between sessions, you can ask questions, support others, and share your progress with your community and coaches.
M.A.W.M. Team Community
You'll also join a private MAWM-only area of the Make Music Your Life Tribe. Between sessions, we'll share successes, stay accountable, and solve your problems.
“Sweet Release!” Bonus Session
MAWM is focused on making the album, so you'll have it done by December 1.
But in this final session, after celebrating our success, we'll focus on releasing and promoting your album to maximise exposure.
I've run MAWM once and learnt from the first group. So I can't wait to share my improved methods to make an album with you. I can't wait to design new tools for your specific needs.
When you add the ongoing motivation of making our albums together as a team?
I KNOW this will be an extraordinary experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between Make an Album With Mike and the Magic Music Machine?
Make an Album With Mike is the only program focused on helping you finish an album in 3 months.
In both programs you’re getting the Music Machine system.
Here are the main differences:
1. Guided & Ends With Album Release
Make an Album With Mike is directed with a structured program and ends on the album release date.
Magic Music Machine is self-paced with an open-ended program and ongoing with no end date.
2. Additional Weekly Coaching Sessions
Make an Album With Mike includes the Magic Music Machine live sessions and we meet together for another coaching session with Team MAWM so you get personal help as you make your album.
Magic Music Machine has one weekly live session to help you finish more music and learn the Music Machine. It's like your personal gym class for making music - you'll join a live session to make music and learn what to do to continue making music through the week.
3. Easy-to-Digest Replays
Because Make an Album With Mike ends on a specific date, recordings of every live session are uploaded to a private space so you can play back and repeat any of the sessions as many times as you'd like. I also make it very easy for you to catch up. I clearly mark the videos you can ignore and those which are essential.
Since the Magic Music Machine program is an ongoing training program, the weekly replays simulate the live training (no pausing) and change over every week.
4. Flexible Payments Available
Make an Album With Mike is US$1000 with payment plan options. When you join, you're committing to make an album with Team MAWM, and payments cannot be cancelled at anytime.
As the Magic Music Machine is an ongoing training program, the commitment reflects the price. You can pause/cancel at any time you'd like, no minimum required.
When do the Live Sessions happen?
There will be two weekly sessions - Magic Music Machine sessions and Thoughtnado/Studio Hours sessions - until the album deadline.
Every Music Machine session will be on Monday at 5AM Brisbane.
(Note: This time zone does NOT observe Daylight Savings Time)
If you're living outside of Australia, the sessions happen at:
Monday at 5AM Sydney
Sunday at 8PM London
Sunday at 9PM Berlin
Sunday at 12PM Los Angeles
Sunday at 3PM New York
Every Thoughtnado/Studio Hours will be on Friday at 5AM Brisbane.
If you're living outside of Australia, the sessions happen at:
Friday at 5AM Sydney
Thursday at 8PM London
Thursday at 9PM Berlin
Thursday at 12PM Los Angeles
Thursday at 3PM New York
I'm worried I'll miss out if I can't be there for all Live Sessions...
You won't miss anything! The purpose of MAWM is for you to make an album WITHOUT destroying your life. :)
You do NOT have to make every weekly session. The reason there are so many is to provide support when you need it and to make each individual session less important.
The “Thoughtnado” sessions are more important (as we’ll be doing thinking exercises to help with the album).
But the Studio Hours sessions are simply Q&A / coaching sessions, which are optional.
I don’t think there’s anyone who came to all the sessions (except me and another coach)! In fact, a few people didn’t make any and simply did the program using the recordings. They loved it!
Plus, with the recordings, I make it very easy for you to catch up. I clearly mark the videos you can ignore and those which are essential.
What if I can't make a session?
No worries! While it’s ideal to attend live, for Make an Album With Mike there are replays of the live sessions so you can always catch up if you have to miss a live session.
I make it very easy for you to catch up. I clearly mark the videos you can ignore and those which are essential.
How long do I have access?
You have access to the recordings of all sessions for life. In addition, you have lifetime access to the Magic Music Machine sessions.
How long are the sessions?
The Magic Music Machine sessions are 2 hours 30 minutes. The Thoughtnado/Studio Hours are 2 hours (occasionally we run over, but you don't have to stay the entire time).
Will this work if I make [insert your genre] music?
Absolutely. Make an Album With Mike is a "genre agnostic" approach to get a 10 - 12 track album/EP of high-quality music release ready in 3 months.
Inside the program we have producers, musicians and songwriters from a DIVERSE background. We run the gambit from classical and jazz, to death metal and rock, to bluegrass and folk.
Although the majority of the members ARE producing electronic music because my audience consists of people from that world. (No surprise considering MY background in house, techno, and electronica...)
That said, EVERYTHING inside of Make an Album With Mike will apply to you, as long as you are writing, making and/or producing music.
And that's because (as you'll see) the games you play work with the creative process on a "meta" level... it doesn't deal with the nitty gritty details of how to create tracks for specific genres.
In fact, one of the entire GOALS of the program is to accelerate the development of your own unique style... regardless of the genre you're creating.
And in that regard, we have members who have been reporting that they've been making the BEST music of their entire careers... music that THEY are saying is "truly reflective" of THEM.
Will you be doing another Make an Album With Mike later in the year?
As I’ll have made 3 MAWM albums in 2023, I might not run this program again for a while (or possibly ever), so this might be your last opportunity to make your album with my help.
If you've take any of my past programs - Mike's Music Mastermind, Mastery, The Leap, etc. - not running a program again for a while (or possibly ever) is nothing new. 🤓
And if I enjoy making my 3rd album and do decide to run it again, the cost of the program will be US$1500. Because after working closely with 3 groups - the value has gone through the roof!
So whether I run MAWM again or not - this is definitely your last chance to get Make an Album With Mike at the reduced price of US$1000.
Make an Album With Mike
I'm working closely with a small group of musicians and producers for 4 months. Together we'll complete our albums by December 1st 2023. Whether you're making a release-ready album or a collection of 10-12 individual songs/tracks... The "Make an Album With Mike" (MAWM) program will mean you get a bunch of high-quality music release ready!
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