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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

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

Vocal Freedom in 5 Easy Steps

June 27, 2017

By Cari Cole Vocal freedom. It’s what all singers want. But how do you get it when your voice is stuck in your throat. Or when it wears out too quickly. Or when it doesn’t respond the way you want? Are you stuck with the voice you have, or can it be improved?. The latter. … 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

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

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

Finding the Story & Mythology Behind Your Music and Your Record

March 21, 2017

    By Cari Cole     Story. Mythology. The contents of great books, movies, art and music. Story that breeds mythology. Mythology: The body of myths belonging to a culture. Myths are traditional stories about gods and heroes. They often account for the basic aspects of existence — explaining, for instance, how the Earth … Continue

Indie Musicians: Why It’s So Hard to Find Your Signature Sound

March 14, 2017

By Cari Cole   Seems like such an easy thing. Just be you. We hear it every day — but how? Especially when you’re struggling to become you (you haven’t had a lot of life lived yet), or you’re reinventing yourself from tough times, or from a period of time where the fountain of creativity … Continue

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