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The How to Guide for Singing Like the Stars

June 18, 2019

By Cari Cole Lately, we’ve been watching Lady Gaga absolutely crush her vocals. How did she go from a celebrity with a really good voice, to this newly evolved  “superstar” status? What’s her secret? It all started with her performance at the Oscars in 2015 when she performed “Sound of Music” at the Oscars. We … Continue

4 Tips to Create a Signature Vocal Sound

June 11, 2019

By Cari Cole A generic sounding voice is vanilla. A voice with cred has distinct characteristics, an “instantly recognizable” sound, its own signature. That said, is it cultivated or just what you were born with? What I have witnessed over the past 3 decades of working with singers in New York City is it’s a … Continue

The 10 Most Common Burnouts of Musicians & How to Recover

June 4, 2019

By Cari Cole The music business is a roller coaster ride. Depending on how long you’ve been on the ride, there are aftershocks, tremors, fallouts and side effects that reverberate for weeks, months or even years. Sometimes these side effects change your course for the worse. It’s time to get you back in control! 1. … Continue

Top 9 Vocal Super Foods

May 28, 2019

By Cari Cole Food and nutrition are fuel. When you feed your body the right nutrition and foods, your voice feels effortless. When you feed it the wrong foods, your voice peters out. One of my artists who is on The Voice this season shot me an email last week asking about what is the … Continue

How to Find Your True Voice

May 21, 2019

By Cari Cole Speaking from your true voice is something singers, actors, entertainers, public speakers and people in general strive their whole lives to be able to do. If you’ve ever gotten on stage and doubted what you really have to bring, if you’ve felt off-kilter, or like there’s nothing special about you – then … Continue

4 Ways to Check if You’re Recording Studio Ready

May 14, 2019

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 to … Continue

5 Hacks to Invest in Your Music Career on a Budget

May 7, 2019

By Cari Cole As an artist, you’ve got your back against a wall. A wall that will take all of your resources and cleverness to break through. You’ve probably already spent a small fortune just to get your music out. But how do you make a dent after you spent most of your resources on … Continue

How To Write The Song That Will Change Your Career

April 30, 2019

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 one song to make your mark. And sadly, it’s so easy to get lost in the chatter out there and think that marketing and branding … Continue

3 Pro Tips to Writing Hit Songs

April 23, 2019

By Cari Cole Let’s talk about songwriting!! The way I teach songwriting is by co-writing with my students, or sending them to our team of CCVM Songwriting Experts, and showing them how it’s done. They get to see all of our techniques up front and personal. I’m all for theory – but hands on is … Continue

Top 3 Hacks to Making Hit Songs

April 9, 2019

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 fall short … Continue

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