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


5 Ways to Step Up Your Voice to the Big Time

Mar 24, 2015 | 4 Comments

 

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