Hi! My name is Mia. I'm an independent singer/songwriter, and the founder of creative services company Cléo's Collective. I'm also a substitute teacher, babysitter, and former teacher of online classes for kids including songwriting, storytelling, and mental wellness.
If you're a parent/guardian doing your best but needing some help to navigate your kid's passion for songwriting or ambition of becoming a pop star, you're in the right place! The logistics of being an artist can be overwhelming for anyone, but for a kid (and for their parents), I imagine the moving pieces, time commitment, and risks of having a public or online presence can be particularly daunting. Whether their work has already taken off or they're just looking to get started, my aim is not to push anyone down a particular path, but rather to join them on their journey and act as a co-navigator for barriers and forks in the road.
I've learned a lot about the music world by being immersed in it, and I love working with & for kids, so I realized supporting young people's passions or early careers in music is something I'd not only enjoy but also have the skillset to be pretty good at.
Creating Music: guiding you through the process writing, recording, and/or producing original songs. This could include songwriting lessons, setting up collaborations, giving advice on getting quality recordings or working with a recording studio, hiring musicians, etc.
Releasing Music: Cléo's Collective can be your publisher and act as a record label, releasing your music on streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp, and more, at no upfront cost to you & requesting a negotiable percentage of streaming royalties/income. You can release your music under your name, or under an alias / band name.
Managing Merch: designing on-demand merchandise (shirts, stickers, and much more), & hosting it as a collection in our shop.
Website Creation: we can create your own website for you, and/or create a page on our site (cleos.llc/"yourname"), to organize your information/bio, portfolio, and links (music, social media, merch, etc.)
Social Media Management: setting up social media accounts, facilitating content creation and announcements, responding to comments and messages, doing my best to promptly delete/report any spam or bullying.
Livestreams: host a livestream show on a platform of your choice, including the option of my personal Instagram (@MiaStegner) where I have 19,000+ followers and my livestreams typically see an attendance of 100+, more if it's scheduled and promoted in advance. Can also be Zoom, Google Hangouts, Twitch, YouTube, TikTok, or any platform you're most comfortable with.
Promotion: I'm not a publicist, but I can facilitate social media ad campaigns, help you find a public relations company, or do a bit of networking/outreach to press (radio / magazine interviews, album reviews, etc.) with an allotted budget per song or project.
Events: booking tours, setting up livestream shows
Mentorship / Consultation: answering questions, offering encouragement, finding resources, and being supportive however I can
Pricing is flexible & can work on a sliding scale. We have some options:
1) A weekly/monthly stipend, or an hourly wage (which we could put a cap on).
For social media management, and general mentorship / consulting.
2) Fixed prices per project
For songwriting lessons, designing merch, and for music production tasks including but not limited to creating backing tracks, hiring session musicians, mixing/mastering, or running press outreach campaigns. The steps of creating and releasing a song from start to finish can vary widely depending on your goals and ideas, and costs will fluctuate along with it.
For situations where the goal or expectation is to generate income - booking tours, promoting shows, selling merch, releasing music.
In the coming months, I'm hoping to build a roster of a starting maximum of three artists, around the ages of 7-14 years old. If you think your kid might love to be part of that, they can apply by sending over some music ideas & a brief cover letter and/or video introduction to firstname.lastname@example.org. :) I'm looking forward to hearing from you! If I feel I'd be a good fit and can commit to supporting your ideas and goals, I'll send over any questions I have to both the artist & their family/guardian. From there, we'll prioritize our goals, and based on your vision and your budget, I'll come up with an outline for what our artist/manager relationship might look like. If and when we're on the same page about how to move forward, we'll sign a contract for a payment plan, rights to the music (your kid keeps all of it), and other details.
Logo art by Leo Stokes
Website by Mia Stegner
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