5 Mindsets to Zoom Your Music Ahead Right Now

Aug 26, 2014

by Cari Cole


Mediocrity is not what you signed up for. Fitting in is not your best attribute. Accept it.

And then get a watering can ;).


1. Follow Your Bliss


You can really get what you want without taking a risk. It goes with the territory. It not only

takes optimism to follow your bliss, but massive amounts of courage. The French origin

of the ... Continue

The Devil is in the Details

Aug 19, 2014

By Cari Cole


You’ve heard it said that the devil’s in the details? Darn if it ain’t



Greatness, genius, brilliant marketing or monumental

momentum – all have one thing in common – details. Success

may seem to be stumbled upon, but I assure you it’s not. It’s often

the tiniest most intricate details that are integral to the success of

any project and ... Continue

Why Your Website Matters More Than Anything Else…

Aug 12, 2014


by Cari Cole


Why? Because it is your home in cyberspace. And without

a home you leave yourself vulnerable and subject to the

whims of social media platforms.


Growing your list on social media sites is important for

“social proof” but keep in mind it builds their platform, not yours.

Everyone knows that artists who do not have a dedicated site

are not in it all the ... Continue

The #1 Question You Ask…

Aug 05, 2014

by: Cari Cole


The #1 question I get asked on a regular basis is:


“What is the fastest way to grow my fanbase and

get followers?”


I hear you! It’s every musician, recording artist, anyone-daring-to-live-the-dream’s dilemma.


As I said last week in my Smart Musician Strategy teleclass the question you should really be asking

yourself is “what am I giving them to make them ... Continue

Cari, who have you helped who went on to make millions?

Jul 29, 2014

by: Cari Cole


That was the question he asked, by email no less.


We’re in the middle of launching our annual Fast

Forward Program + Blueprint and in the flurry of

emails that go out to let our list know, there’s always a

few disgruntled responses – and I totally get it!!! That’s why

we do our best to keep it to a minimum and ... Continue

Smart Musician Strategy 3-part Training Series

Jul 22, 2014

by: Cari Cole


It’s not enough to release a record because your music on

its own won’t build your brand, even when it’s really good

(although that sure helps). Or even to have a good social

media presence because social media followers can be

flaky when it comes to coughing up the dough. There’s one

thing you won’t create real and lasting success without -

and it’s…




I ... Continue

How to Brand and Market Your Music to the World With Authenticity + Integrity

Jul 15, 2014


By: Cari Cole


I’ll admit – that’s a big title. But it’s actually the

smallest details that make it happen.


For the past 4 years in my online programs I’ve

been teaching artists about how to brand and

market but with authenticity and integrity – not

just marketing tricks. Because in music -

marketing tricks look cheap – and shoddy. And

over here at CCVM (Cari Cole ... Continue

The New Meaning of DIY for Independent Musicians

Jul 08, 2014 | 2 Comments

By Cari Cole


DIY is not really Do-It-Yourself anymore.


What it really means is this:


1. You run your own business.


You are not waiting for anyone else to come along to

rescue you. You are hard at work every day building your

foundational business systems, and marketing pieces. You

know exactly what to do ... Continue

Do Not Release Your Record Without This

Jul 01, 2014

by Cari Cole


I see so many artists rush the gate to release their records and end

up with their precious hard won albums hitting a wall.


Don’t release your record without…


A strategy.


Here’s a few tips for how to create one. And if you’re ready to dive

in see my offer at the bottom of this article. Find out how you can ... Continue

The Black Holes of Musicpreneurship

Jun 24, 2014

by Cari Cole


Let’s face it, being a musicpreneur is a freakin’ full time job, matter of fact, it can swallow you whole – right into a black hole.


The challenge is how to make time for your music while you gain ground with your career. Time management people!


Here’s a few tips for how to avoid the Black Holes of Musicpreneurship:


1. Black ... Continue