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Music Career Self Management 101

November 3, 2020

Let’s face it – we all know that mastering time is a big piece of being successful. And even more, is fitting it all in, especially when you have a music career. It seems like every artist I meet is pretty overwhelmed these days – everyone needs help managing the hours in a day, and … Continue

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6 Artist Development Tips + Essentials for Music Artists

October 27, 2020

We’re making progress. The indie revolution is settled in and has taken hold. Artists are carving their paths, and music marketers have come out of the woodwork with more advice than one ever should follow. Besides, following generic advice or advice that tells you how to make it is just that ~ generic. It’s just … Continue

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New Music Release: Sarra “Kerosene” CCVM Case Study, Part 1

August 7, 2018

by Cari Cole For the past three years, we’ve been quietly working behind the scenes developing artists and their records at CCVM with A & R sessions, cultivating a killer songwriting team and refining our process. While we’ve been working with emerging artists voices and record projects for over 3 decades, I took a stronger … Continue

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Top 8 Tips to Make An Exceptional Record

October 24, 2017

  By Cari Cole Record making is an art, a science, a process, an alchemical experience. It should not be thrown together, recorded in a rush, and your vocals should not be recorded all in one day. It won’t help. Even more, the song selection is critical to the success of the record. Whatever you … Continue

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

October 10, 2017

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 (it doesn’t ~ only adds to it!) But really, it’s no one’s business if you train or not ~ only yours. In the entertainment industry, nothing is … Continue

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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

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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

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