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


Finding Where You Fit In the Music Industry & Carving Your Unique Path

May 2, 2017

by Cari Cole Music is not a one-size-fits-all industry. It’s not only for pop radio. No, no, no. There’s all kinds of music. There’s Bluegrass, Zydeco, Cuban, Chant & Devotional music, Classical jazz, Piano music (I love Dustin O’Halloran), Big Band, Punk, Goth – I could go on and on and on and on. When … Continue


The Metamorphosis of a Modern Musician, Part I

March 28, 2017

    By Cari Cole     Metamorphosis. Also called transformation. A change in the form and often habits of an animal during normal development after the embryonic stage. Metamorphosis includes, in insects, the transformation of a maggot into an adult fly and a caterpillar into a butterfly and, in amphibians, the changing of a … Continue


Want to Make Your Fans Obsessed With Your Music?

January 31, 2017

    By Cari Cole     You’ve been trying to grow your following for a while now, and despite being on every platform known to man (Facebook. Instagram. Twitter. YouTube. Periscope. Snapchat—and the list goes on), you can’t seem to make any significant headway. Not to mention, no one like a manager or serious … Continue


3 Secrets to Make Your Fans Obsessed with Your Music

January 9, 2017

  by Cari Cole As a musician today, you really are pure potential. There is nothing standing in your way. Not connections, not money, not time. And as an artist, you are THE most important thing that makes this industry tick. Without you, there IS no music. So no matter what anyone tells you or … Continue


Why Songwriting and Record Making Should Not Be A Solo Journey

September 20, 2016

By Cari Cole     DIY has been a good thing for the music industry. It has allowed artists to release their own music and get out there direct to fans. But there is a huge downside. And that is, that the material going out is half baked and not worked on enough to get … Continue

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