The Singer’s Gig Bag Check List

July 16, 2019

You’re out the door to your gig but you forgot to think about what extra help to bring for your voice? I’ve done it a ton of times. So I thought I’d share with you my very own check list of “must-haves” I’ve developed over the years that make that last-minute difference! Every guitarist has … Continue

How to Become a Vocal Warrior

July 9, 2019

Lately in the news, popping up here and there, artists are losing their voices, canceling concerts due to “cold and chest infection” and suffering from vocal problems like edema, hemorrhage, nodules, polyps or granulomas —- Adele, John Mayer, Sam Smith and now Meghan Trainor have all experienced extended vocal silence due to major vocal cord trauma. The real … Continue

Taylor Swift, Scooter Braun, and the Future of the Music Industry

July 2, 2019

So you’ve probably heard the biggest news that broke over last weekend: Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings acquired Big Machine Records. The home of catalogs from artists like Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Sheryl Crow, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts and many more. But it was Taylor Swift who immediately took to … Continue

20 Step Plan to Vocal Mastery

June 25, 2019

  The important thing to know about Vocal Mastery is that with a plan, you too can become a singer that blows people away with your voice, but I’m not going to lie, Vocal Mastery won’t happen without doing the work! Here’s how to make a Vocal Mastery plan. Follow these tips… 1. Practice your … Continue

The How to Guide for Singing Like the Stars

June 18, 2019

By Cari Cole Lately, we’ve been watching Lady Gaga absolutely crush her vocals. How did she go from a celebrity with a really good voice, to this newly evolved  “superstar” status? What’s her secret? It all started with her performance at the Oscars in 2015 when she performed “Sound of Music” at the Oscars. We … Continue

4 Tips to Create a Signature Vocal Sound

June 11, 2019

By Cari Cole A generic sounding voice is vanilla. A voice with cred has distinct characteristics, an “instantly recognizable” sound, its own signature vocal sound. 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 … Continue

The 10 Most Common Burnouts of Musicians & How to Recover

June 4, 2019

By Cari Cole The music business is a roller coaster ride. Depending on how long you’ve been on the ride, there are aftershocks, tremors, fallouts and side effects that reverberate for weeks, months or even years. Sometimes these side effects change your course for the worse. It’s time to get you back in control! 1. … Continue

Top 9 Vocal Super Foods

May 28, 2019

By Cari Cole Food and nutrition are fuel. When you feed your body the right nutrition and foods, your voice feels effortless. When you feed it the wrong foods, your voice peters out. Read about my top vocal super foods! One of my artists who is on The Voice this season shot me an email … Continue

How to Find Your True Voice

May 21, 2019

By Cari Cole Speaking from your true voice is something singers, actors, entertainers, public speakers and people in general strive their whole lives to be able to do. If you’ve ever gotten on stage and doubted what you really have to bring, if you’ve felt off-kilter, or like there’s nothing special about you – then … Continue

4 Ways to Check if You’re Recording Studio Ready

May 14, 2019

By Cari Cole Are you truly recording studio ready? More records are made today than ever before. With the ease of technology, all you need (technically) is an iPad and plugins. For musicians and music makers that has improved creativity, artistic control and a shot to run up against the big boys. But the tricky … Continue

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