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The 3 C’s of a Musician Mindset: Confidence, Conviction & Clarity

August 1, 2017

By Cari Cole Every day at my studio, next to the box of tissues in a chair by the window, or on my desktop monitor, sit my students. Famous and emerging/aspiring musicians, and singers alike, all with similar issues. They come for vocal help, or help with growing their music in the world. And over … Continue

Singer Mindset Talk: How to Build Confidence From the Inside Out

July 25, 2017

By Cari Cole Confidence is a tricky thing. It’s inside out, not outside in. Often times, we think that confidence comes from external things. Like if we just had a killer voice or music then we’d be confident. But confidence is an inside game. Because the truth is, no matter how you feel on the … Continue

5 Keys to a Powerful Voice That Won’t Burn Out

July 18, 2017

By Cari Cole Over the past 3 decades of coaching singers, working with every kind of voice possible – from established, to beginning, to burning out — my primary focus has always been to build a strong resonant voice, free from tension, able to deliver powerfully over a busy touring schedule and to keep you … Continue

Stop Shaming Adele, Part II

July 11, 2017

By Cari Cole A recent article by Dr. Paul E. Kwak, laryngologist and laryngeal surgeon at the NYU Voice Center, and Assistant Professor in the NYU Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery called “Stop Shaming Adele” (Part I) really spoke to me. I’ll share that article at the close of this one. I … Continue

How to Belt Without Destroying Your Vocal Cords (Top 5 Techniques)

July 4, 2017

By Cari Cole Belting. Power. Control. What singer doesn’t want that? But how do you do it without destroying your vocal cords? It’s all in your technique. There are fundamental mechanical things that need to be established in order to belt without ruining your voice. Naturally, this is best learned by studying with a pro … Continue

10 Steps to Grow Your Music Business Strategy Right Now

June 20, 2017

By Cari Cole Within every music artist is a path to prosperity, success and achievement. But will it be realized? One third of the equation is staying power, one third is having the foresight and decision making savvy to get there and one third is knowing where you and your music fit and carving a … Continue

3 Ways Artists Are Getting Their Songs On Spotify Playlists

May 16, 2017

by Cari Cole So what’s the real deal with Spotify playlists? Is it luck? Payola? Connections? Right now, for a fleeting moment, it’s the latter. You are introduced to somebody at Spotify, who curates playlists, who falls in love with your music, puts you on one and BAM. You start blowing up. I was recently … Continue

Creating a Compelling Brand That Matches You and Your Music

May 9, 2017

by Cari Cole Your brand is your music at first glance. You want it to look like your music sounds. Music is not age specific but branding is. Fans could care less how old you are, but they do care how good your music is. And when your brand is the first thing they see, … Continue

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