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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

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

5 Musician Mis-steps That Could Cost You Dearly

July 11, 2016

   By Cari Cole   1.  Producing Yourself Okay, I’m just going to say it. No one, no matter how freaking good you are, no one should produce, mix and master themselves. Having no outside perspective will easily kill your chances. Unless you are a proven genius, and even then… smart folks collaborate with the … Continue

Getting Big Vocals On Your Next Record

May 16, 2016

by Cari Cole So you want your vocals to make a big impression on your next record, but not sure your voice can deliver, or exactly how to do that? Or you can belt it out, but you don’t have folks praising your voice the way you secretly wish for? Or maybe you get great … 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

3 Components of Songs that Crush the Competition

February 9, 2016

by Cari Cole     Everyone can write a song. But what makes a song land in our solar plexus and stick there ….on repeat, or even .…constant loop?? It’s more than clever lyrics and beats, although the accoutrements of the right production are paramount. But a great production without a great melody or lyric … Continue

A New Trend in Music Videos: Using Star Power for Social Statements

December 8, 2015

by Cari Cole Music reflects life. And at certain times in our world’s history, music comes to the fore expressing opinions and bringing to light important social topics as we move through them. As social movements for peace and justice rise up, once again, music is bringing the messages of the people to the fore. … Continue

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