4 Quick & Dirty Little Secrets to Killer Vocals A.S.A.P.

Mar 31, 2015 | 2 Comments

 

by Cari Cole

Sometimes singers don’t want to admit to having a vocal coach.

I get it.

They think somehow it takes away from their own “natural” talent. Besides, it’s no one’s business.

But in the entertainment industry, nothing is “natural.” Voices are worked on, worked over and worked through in every which way possible to make them stronger, better and shine greater.

Vocal technique ... Continue


5 Ways to Step Up Your Voice to the Big Time

Mar 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

 

By Cari Cole

Just recently one of the artists I work with took a big risk.

She stepped up to the big time.

Here’s her story.

When I met her, I could feel her talent, it was just oozing out of her. She was ready for the next level, but there were some vital pieces that needed to be put in place to get ... Continue


Blurred Lines Indeed: Are Court Cases Rewriting the Rules?

Mar 17, 2015 | 2 Comments

 

by Cari Cole

 

Well, another week in music copyright hell that made history. The copyright case of Blurred Lines has unfortunately irrevocably left it’s mark.

The New York Times said “On Tuesday, a federal jury in Los Angeles concluded that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, the performer and primary songwriter-producer of the 2013 pop hit “Blurred Lines,” committed copyright infringement by using ... Continue


3 Mindsets That Break the Mold in Music

Mar 11, 2015

 

by Cari Cole

 

I recently gave a teleclass on the 3 Musician Mindsets That Break the Mold, Attract Super Fans and Garner A-List Industry Praise. It was the first free training of 2015 and I didn’t post a replay because there was a special contest attached to it and I only wanted people who could be on the call to be ... Continue


Even Stars Shed Their Vocal Scales: Lady Gaga’s Vocal Triumph at the Oscars

Mar 03, 2015

 

by Cari Cole

 

Lady Gaga’s performance of the Sound of Music on the Oscar’s was definitely impressive. But what was impressive to me wasn’t really just the vocal performance, because as a vocal coach and arranger, to me it wasn’t an earth shattering vocal, but it was for her. It was a slam dunk victory, a great achievement for her and ... Continue


What Does Your Music Really Say? Is It Striking a Chord?

Feb 24, 2015 | 2 Comments

 

by Cari Cole

 

What do recent Grammy winner Sam Smith and Adele have in common? Whether you like them or not, they garner ginormous record sales, multiple Grammy awards (industry praise) and have a strong, clear, meaningful and raw emotional message. In Adele’s case, record exec’s are scratching their heads over how she managed to sell 22 million records worldwide of ... Continue


Smart Musician Tips: What to Do When You Stall Out or Hit Reverse

Feb 17, 2015

 

by Cari Cole

 

Hey beautiful artists!! As an artist in today’s climate you most likely circle around from excitement and possibility to frustration, despair, and even devastation only to rise back around to excitement again.

 

Sound familiar? Yep, it’s a perpetually turning ferris wheel.

 

But what do you do when you’re on the shadow side of the wheel? When nothing you are doing ... Continue


The Artist Success Series: Share Your Music, Tell Your Story

Feb 03, 2015

 

by Cari Cole

 

The Indie Revolution has been an awesome ride. It’s helped some artists get their music out there that wouldn’t have had the chance before, and it’s given others the opportunity to rise in a business that used to be only for signed artists.

 

But it’s also created a hole in the marketplace for all of the striving emerging and ... Continue


10 Steps to Vocal Health + Wellness

Jan 27, 2015

 

By Cari Cole

 

1. Stop Shredding Your Cords

The number one thing that shreds your cords when singing or speaking is slamming your cords together. It’s called glottal strokes or the glottal attack. Say “ah” and hit it hard – chances are your cords banged together – did you feel it? To avoid it, but an “h” at the front of the ... Continue