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


Adele Outsells Lorde, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry…

Oct 07, 2014

 

by Cari Cole

 

Last week Bob Lefsetz sent out an email about an industry pow wow

he was at with Jason Flom (Pres. of Virgin Records and father of a

former student). They were having a discussion about Adele and why

she has sold almost 13 million of “21” in the US while artists like

Lorde and Taylor Swift are struggling to sell 2 million.

 

Comments ... Continue


Your Music Is a Love Affair

Sep 30, 2014

 

by Cari Cole

 

The relationship between you, the artist, and your music is not

necessarily an easy one. Just because you can write your own songs

doesn’t mean you love how they turn out.

 

Sounds weird huh? But it’s true. It takes a while of writing songs before

they start coming out the way you hear them in your head. You have to

develop the muscles ... Continue


Success Has Nothing To Do With Talent

Sep 23, 2014

 

by Cari Cole

 

I know so many ridiculously talented artists who never make it. Who

spend their whole lives hoping and praying but somehow manage to

live on the outside of the music business. Some, intentionally.

 

They don’t want their art tampered with. Or they are just sensitive

souls who don’t want to get washed up through the entertainment

machine. Or they are just so caught ... Continue


10 Musician Attitudes to Delete From Your Cellular Memory

Sep 10, 2014

by Cari Cole

 

What we think, and what we believe influences

every cell in our body. Just ask Bruce Lipton, MD

cutting edge neuroscientist who says that all of our

cells respond to our thoughts (read his book

Biology of Belief for most recent discoveries on this

subject).

 

So here’s the thing, don’t even think twice. You are

not a victim of your past, you are a victim ... Continue


Back to School Voice + Music Blowout Sale!

Sep 03, 2014

Hi beautifuls!

Cari Cole here! I’ve put together 3 products to help the independent musician improve their voice, build their brand, and master their time & money. It’s our Back to School Blowout Sale – so you have to grab this Triple Pack by Saturday, September 13th at midnight ET! Just $297 ($1391 value.)

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The Artistic Life: Unplugging From the Big D….

Sep 02, 2014

 

by Cari Cole

 

With so much hype about marketing, social media

and promotion, it seems that the focus on being an

artist and the artistic life has taken a back seat. The

biggest problem is that artists who should be focusing

on their art, are spending endless hours plugged into

the antithesis of creating = social media and surfing

the web.

 

It’s one of our biggest addictions = ... Continue