Is Lifting Weights Good For Your Voice?

Apr 08, 2015

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.


4 Quick & Dirty Little Secrets To Killer Vocals A.S.A.P.

Mar 31, 2015

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 ... Continue

5 Ways To Step Up Your Voice To The Big Time

Mar 24, 2015

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 ... Continue

Blurred Lines Indeed: Are Court Cases Rewriting The Rules?

Mar 17, 2015

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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Continue

What Does Your Music Really Say? Is It Striking A Chord?

Feb 24, 2015

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 ... 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 ... Continue

The Artist Success Series: Share Your Music, Tell Your Story

Feb 03, 2015

by Cari Cole    

The Indie Revolution has been an awesome ride. It’s helped some artists get their music out there that wouldn’t have had the chance before, and it’s given others the opportunity to rise in a business that used to be only for signed artists.


But it’s also created a hole in the marketplace for all of ... Continue