How Music Artists Can Leverage the Superpower of Collaboration

Oct 06, 2015

  By Cari Cole Superstars know the power of collaborating. Last week I tweeted about celebrity duet performances between artists from widely different genres who  seemed to have little in common: Beyonce with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Jewel with Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Taylor Swift with Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and again with Rolling Stone's Mick Jagger.  All sharing new audiences. Ryan Adams ... Continue

Is DIY a Losing Proposition for Independent Music Artists?

Sep 29, 2015

by Cari Cole DIY was a powerful concept to get us through the transition as the music business fell apart. The good news is that as it morphed, what emerged was a more powerful medium for independents. It allowed artists to literally release music independently, on their own without label support. It also gave artists much needed artistic freedom and control ... Continue

No Fans? No Problem! How to Build Your Brand + Your Audience Base From Scratch…

Sep 22, 2015

  by Cari Cole  

1. Speak Your Message

It’s not enough to shout out about your music, matter of fact, when you do, be sure to also talk about your message. Chances are your songs are about surviving, empowerment, or heartache, overcoming difficulties or disappointment, or are full of inspiration. Maybe they are about being a minority, being gay, being different, misunderstood? Maybe ... Continue

5 Tips to Finding Your Music Biz Lane & Driving It All the Way Home

Sep 09, 2015

  by Cari Cole I believe that every artist on the planet has a destiny. A place where they belong - a lane, so to speak, one that is undeniably yours. And it’s not just my belief, it’s what I’ve witnessed over 30 years of coaching artists and watching their paths unfold. Success for each artist happens differently and often in the ... Continue

Cover Me! How The Songs You Cover on YouTube Can Make or Break Your B(r)and

Aug 11, 2015

  by Cari Cole   Covers are all the rage, but how do you choose the right covers for your b(r)and? What covers will bring views and create leverage? And what covers could do some damage, even sink you, or worse get NO views. We all know how important “numbers” on social media are. While you can’t make people watch, your content can. Here are ... Continue

The Musicians Guide to Creating More Hours in the Day: 6 Magical Steps to Painless Time Management

Aug 04, 2015

  by Cari Cole Anyone who is a musician knows it’s an eight day a week job, one that is never done if you’re doing it right. But that right there is a prescription for disaster. No friends, no life, and even possibly, no career. It’s all about balance, planning, strategizing, setting goals and setting and resetting priorities. Here are my top 6 pretty-darn-close-to-magical ... Continue