Setting the Bar Higher: 5 Steps to Make Your Music ‘Industry Ready’

May 27, 2015

by Cari Cole

 

There’s a problem in the independent world of record making. It’s too easy to make an album. As a result, many more albums are being made without the time, team and resources to go the distance. And the lives of countless records that could have made it, are cut short. I mean on an artistic level. While ... Continue


Lost in Translation: How to Speak Producer

May 20, 2015

 

by Cari Cole

 

As an artist, you regularly have epiphanies, inspirations and visions of your creations. That’s what being an artist is. A creative who interprets life into art and brings to life their vision through their work.

But the challenge lies in the ability to achieve your vision, not dying with the song unsung. It not only takes incredible follow through, ... Continue


10 Top Money Wasters on the Road to Your Next Record

May 13, 2015 | 2 Comments

By Cari Cole

We all know that it’s easier now than ever before to make and release your own record. But just because you can doesn’t mean you want to plunk your hard earned dollars into a record that’s not going to fly the coop ~ right? No artist envisions tons of boxes collecting dust in their garage or an album ... Continue


The New Music Biz Rules for Record Making and Breaking

May 05, 2015

by Cari Cole

 

Has record making really changed in the new music biz? In some ways, yes. There’s newer technology just like every other industry, tools and tricks that make it easier, less expensive. There’s also the convenience of sending files via the internet and doing records by Skype. One of the last records I did the vocal arrangements on, the ... Continue


Commitment vs. Genre Hopping: Why You’re Genre Hopping and You Need to Stop

Apr 22, 2015 | 4 Comments

 

by Cari ColeIf you’re like most artists you hate being put in a “box” and you despise labels. I get it. It’s natural, especially when your brain is wired to explore and create like a mad scientist!

Exploring and experimenting are good, just not on your album.

But truth is, unless you jump the proverbial “fence” and cross the line into marketability, ... Continue


World Voice Day 2015 – the Motto is Voice: the Original Social Media

Apr 14, 2015 | 2 Comments

by Cari Cole

Happy World Voice Day (April 16th). Your voice is the original social media. The purpose of World Voice Day is to demonstrate to the general public that Voice Matters. 2015 the motto is – VOICE, The Original Social Media. (See below for events worldwide that you can participate in.)

How do you use your voice? Do you stand up ... Continue


Is Lifting Weights Good For Your Voice?

Apr 08, 2015 | 2 Comments

 

by Cari Cole

 

Yes and no. It depends on your before and after regimen, plus a little bit of maintenance and you’re good to go.

Weight lifting is good for your body. It makes you stronger and makes you look more fit (no argument with that!). But does a stronger body make a stronger voice? Basically, yes.

However, weight lifting without following ... Continue


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

Mar 31, 2015 | 8 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