3 Components of Songs That Crush The Competition

Feb 09, 2016

  by Cari Cole     Everyone can write a song. But what makes a song land in our solar plexus and stick there ....on repeat, or even .…constant loop?? It’s more than clever lyrics and beats, although the accoutrements of the right production are paramount. But a great production without a great melody or lyric fall short in the long run. As artists, ... Continue

6 Saboteurs That Hold Musicians Back From the Big Time

Feb 03, 2016

  by Cari Cole Sabotage. Sigh. It’s real. And artists are especially victims to it. The margins of error are huge.  From wrong advice, disingenuous advice, or just plain lack of good advice, to the challenges riddled with potholes and landmines to trip you up.   Here are the top 6 ways artists and musicians sabotage themselves and how to course correct in a ... Continue

7 Vocal Methods (and Magic Tricks) to Make Your Voice Rule the World

Jan 26, 2016

  by Cari Cole As one of the top celebrity vocal coaches in the world I’ve seen it all. From stars to rock legends and Grammy winners to tens of thousands of emerging independents, one thing is true. You don’t have to have the best voice in the world, but you do have to have a good one. And one that won’t quit ... Continue

Brave & Bold Like Bowie: 9 Lessons From the Starman

Jan 19, 2016

By Cari Cole Annie Lennox said it best : “Like a gazillion other people, I feel stunned by the news that David Bowie has departed this earth. At the loss of someone who has impacted and influenced your life, you can hardly begin to measure the shape of what’s left behind. Our personal and collective inner landscape has shifted and we’re ... Continue

Going Pro: 6 Essential Steps of Artist Development for All Musicians

Jan 12, 2016

by Cari Cole Transitioning from the dream to the reality can be a daunting proposition no matter how much you want it. Seal himself said in an interview on Sirius FM recently that “No one can prepare you for fame,” no matter how bad you want it. And desire alone will not manifest it for you. It’s vision, determination, blind faith, ... Continue

4 Easy Steps to Supercharge Your Music Goals in 2016

Jan 05, 2016

by Cari Cole   Before you go charging off into the New Year with all of your best intentions, don’t forget that your future success will come from the stepping stones you’ve already planted on your path. There is a simple process I use each year to launch me more powerfully into the next. As we know, our careers and accomplishments don’t stem ... Continue

101 Ideas to Inspire Your Next Song in 2016

Dec 30, 2015

by Cari Cole Nothing beats a great song. You can have a great voice, a great production and killer marketing, but without a great song, you have nothing. On the crest of the new year, I wanted to help you dig a little deeper, reach a little higher and pull out those killer songs in you waiting to be penned. Here it is: ... Continue

Your 10 Step Plan to Vocal Freedom in 2016

Dec 16, 2015

by Cari Cole   Most singers who come to work with me land in 1 of 3 categories. Group 1 has basic problems making their voice sound good. They are either struggling with a pinched tight nasal sound or are singing from their throats and can’t stop. They often have a lot of tension in their jaw, tongue and neck muscles are are ... Continue

A New Trend in Music Videos: Using Star Power for Social Statements

Dec 08, 2015

by Cari Cole Music reflects life. And at certain times in our world’s history, music comes to the fore expressing opinions and bringing to light important social topics as we move through them. As social movements for peace and justice rise up, once again, music is bringing the messages of the people to the fore. This time the social focus is ... Continue