Rocking Your Artist Self in 2015

Dec 16, 2014

by Cari Cole

 

Are you getting tired of wondering when your music is going to finally take off?

When you’ll get to that place where you and everyone else knows it? Tired of

explaining to everyone why you’re not famous yet (or simply successful, who cares

about fame?)

 

I know it. I’m with you. But here’s the thing. The game that you are playing, the ... Continue


Don’t Devalue Your Music With a Crappy Brand: The Top 4 Trends for 2015

Dec 09, 2014

by Cari Cole

 

It’s one thing to become an artist and musician… you’ve got to put in

your 10,000 hours or you’ll most likely hear crickets.

 

 

But it’s another thing to get your branding right. It’s the number one

thing I see most talented artists fail at – unless they’ve got an A-List

marketing team. The world has become visual. We get our information from ... Continue


The Top 5 Tools and Rules of Vocal Artistry

Dec 02, 2014

By Cari Cole

 

The great thing about music is it is highly subjective. That means peoples

opinion of an awesome voice varies. Like 100 flavors of ice cream, the many

genres of music give the music lover choice in lifestyle and mindset. Whether

you want to chill to a heavy metal rock guitar god ripping scales like thunder or

an indie folk rock chick musing ... Continue


A Gift of Bravery for Every Musician You Know…

Nov 25, 2014

by Cari Cole

 

Being brave is an act of courage. To be brave does not mean to be

confident. Matter of fact, it may require you to act when you don’t

feel brave. Webster says brave is a fearlessness of danger, a

firmness of spirit which meets danger without fear. I would go a step

further and say a firmness of spirit which meets ... Continue


Top 6 Worst Mistakes When Choosing Your Producer

Nov 18, 2014

 

by Cari Cole

 

Are you making these mistakes with your music? Don’t. You can’t afford to

mess around when it comes to choosing the right producer for your project.

Listen up and be mindful of these common mistakes that turn deadly all too

late.

 

Top 6 Most Deadly Mistakes When Choosing Your Producer

 

1. Not Enough Research

 

Finding the right producer is almost as ... Continue


7 Steps to Beat the Winter Blues and Flus

Nov 12, 2014

 

By Cari Cole

 

In the winter months your body has to work a little

harder to fight the cold, dry air and grey weather.

Let’s face it, it’s easier to get sick or be blue. And

if you are one of those people who suffer from

seasonal colds and flus and or SAD (Seasonal

Affective Disorder), listen up. I also find that

people have more stress over ... Continue


Do Your Songs Kick Ass? How to Know for Sure…

Nov 04, 2014

 

by Cari Cole

I was just in the office of one of the biggest players in the music business and we were

having this conversation about what it takes to breakthrough as an artist. And the truth

is, no matter who I speak to in the business, the answer is the same.

 

There’s lot of great voices and artists with “the look.” But what ... Continue


5 Secret Weapons of Killer Vocal Recordings

Oct 28, 2014

 

by Cari Cole

 

So you’re off to the recording studio to record your next record?

Are you ready to ramp up your vocals? I’m going to say something

that might come as a surprise to you (and forgive me to those this

is not true about) but did you know that most producers are not

experts when it comes to vocals?

 

That’s right. I’ve worked with ... Continue


Symptoms of a Signature Voice

Oct 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

by: Cari Cole

 

A generic sounding voice is vanilla. A voice with cred has distinct

characteristics, an “instantly recognizable” sound, its own

signature.

 

That said, is it cultivated or just what you were born with?

 

What I have witnessed over the past 3 decades of working with singers in New York City is it’s a blend of both. It’s taking

what you have and making something ... Continue


Are You A Music Zombie? 5 Signs of Musician Burnout

Oct 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Cari Cole

 

It happens to the best of us at some point. Burnout.

 

The important thing is to spot it. Most of us keep plugging away unaware

that we are not operating on all cylinders and only making matters worse.

 

Then come the bigger problems made by bad decisions and lack of clarity that accompany burning out.

 

Here’s how to recognize the signs ... Continue