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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

Your Vocal Potential: Are You Living Up to It?

May 24, 2016

    by Cari Cole       People, and most often –other musicians, sometimes poke fun at singers for being protective (or fussy) about their voices. Okay, then — go on. You get up and sing without making a fool of yourself. Ha. Singing is demanding. It’s not an instrument you can press down … Continue

You’re Only One Song Away

May 10, 2016

by Cari Cole     So you may have heard it said (or not), but the truth about your success in music is only one song away.  All you really need is that one song to make your mark. And sadly, it’s so easy to get lost in the chatter out there and think that marketing … Continue

The Recording Litmus Test: Are You Ready for the Studio?

April 18, 2016

By Cari Cole   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 thing is… it’s deceptively easy … Continue

Lock Yourself in a Room and Don’t Come Out Until You Have a Record

March 22, 2016

by Cari Cole Into It. Over It. in a recent interview “I did the whole ‘lock yourself in a cabin’ thing, and it worked.” In a recent interview with Mashable,  the Chicago-based singer-songwriter said that for his third studio album, he and drummer and writing partner Josh Sparks holed up in a cabin in Vermont … Continue

10 Ways to Keep Your Voice From Quitting On You, Right Now

March 9, 2016

by Cari Cole You’ve got a great gig or an important recording session. You’ve warmed up, downed a boatload of water, stocked up on 5 kinds of throat spray, gargled with salt water and honey a million times (and mistakenly swallowed some .. gross.) You’ve stayed home while you’re friends were out having fun, abstained … Continue

The Recovery Room: How To Get Over A Failed Album (Or Studio Experience)

June 2, 2015

by Cari Cole   Just reading that headline makes my head hurt. I know, I’ve been there many times before. And most likely so have you. It’s par for the course in making records. But learning from experience and an objective perspective can save you from making other unknown mistakes and gain clarity for your … Continue

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