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

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


Songwriting Shop Talk: A Song Has 15 Seconds To Impact and Impress

January 23, 2017

    By Cari Cole     People ask me all of the time, “what’s the most important thing in knocking down those doors or making your career rock? There’s so many things to focus on, what’s the most important? Is it social media? A strong live show? A great brand? A great album? Do … Continue


Why Songwriting and Record Making Should Not Be A Solo Journey

September 20, 2016

By Cari Cole     DIY has been a good thing for the music industry. It has allowed artists to release their own music and get out there direct to fans. But there is a huge downside. And that is, that the material going out is half baked and not worked on enough to get … Continue


Songwriting Shop Talk: Writing Songs That Will Get You Discovered

September 13, 2016

    By Cari Cole   x Yeah, right. If everyone had their finger on how to write songs that will get you discovered, everyone would be a songwriting rock star. However, there is a lot that you can do to tip the scales in your favor, and I’m going to do my best to … 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

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