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Top 15 Songwriting Tips for How to Write a Chart Topping Hit Song

July 20, 2021

Whether you want to write a chart topping hit song, a song that resonates deeper with your audience, or reaches a wider one, I think we could all agree that it’s relatively easy to write a good song, it is not so easy to write a great one.  What makes a song resonate with people … Continue

7 Ways to Write Better Songs With More Emotion

July 6, 2021

I think we could all agree that writing a GOOD song is not hard, but writing a GREAT one is not so easy. I’m talking about the kind of songs that have more emotion in them and connect more with your audience. The kind they will play on loop :).   Whenever you introduce a new … Continue

5 Secrets Record Labels Use to Get Powerful Chart-Topping Vocals

June 8, 2021

Those of us in this trade know that pro singers always seek help and training to help them sound their best, particularly in preparation for recording and in the studio. Your final vocal lives forever on that record! Best to be prepared like a pro with these… 5 Secrets Record Labels Use to Get Powerful … Continue

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The 4 Seasons of a Music Artist: How to Nurture and Create Better Music

May 11, 2021

As an artist, your creativity rotates around different seasons. ❄️🍂🌷☀️ When you understand the dynamic nature of the flow of the artistic process more fully, you will know with more confidence what energy and attention to bring to each phase. Most artists today are overwhelmed working on everything at once. Writing, recording, branding, marketing, promoting … 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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Are You Stuck With the Voice You Have or Can It Be Improved?

September 26, 2017

  By Cari Cole There’s lots of people out there that believe that you have to be born with a great voice to have one, or you’re simply stuck with what you’ve got. However, while some people may have a greater innate instinct for music, the truth is, great voices, just like great musicians or athletes, … Continue

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Whipping Your Voice Into Shape in 6 Easy Steps

September 19, 2017

By Cari Cole From 3 decades of coaching singers in New York City, with clients ranging from Grammy winners to rock legends, to tens of thousands of independent and emerging artists, it’s my job to build strong and free voices — and keep them that way! I love helping singers at all levels free their … Continue

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Musician Shop Talk: The Art of Daily Practice with Devotion vs. Discipline

September 12, 2017

By Cari Cole Most musicians struggle with implementing daily practice, until they don’t. What’s the secret? How do you slay those inner demons that keep you from becoming your best? The ones that talk you out of those 30-40-50 minutes that will boost your vocal endurance or make you rule at your next recording session? … Continue

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