Fast Forward Program + Blueprint

 Price: $1497 

(3 payment plan available)

Self study version available. Purchase now, get immediate access and VIP Lifetime Access to future runs of the program with the group. Click here for the schedule of the next group launch.
NOTE: CLASS IS CURRENTLY IN SESSION. THE NEXT RUN OF FAST FORWARD STARTS UP AGAIN IN SPRING 2018.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING NOTIFIED OF THE NEXT RUN OF THE PROGRAM, SIGN UP HERE.
OR YOU CAN PURCHASE THE SELF STUDY.

Buy Now

VIP Lifetime Access comes with purchase. You get FREE access to join the group launch each year with updates & group calls!

What you want to be: A Success.

You know that your music is good and worth pursuing, but you’re discouraged by the odds of success. And that’s understandable because you’re smart. You know that the industry has changed and that a label isn’t coming to sweep you off your feet.

The nature of success has changed.

You don’t have to be a household name to be successful. You can be local famous, YouTube famous, songwriter famous, or beatmaker famous. You can lead a tribe of followers that will follow you to the ends of the earth – or at least to your secret unplugged show in the basement of that chapel with the killer acoustics. And pay for you to take them there. It’s possible now to make a career for yourself in music without getting a record deal.

You’re not looking for fame exactly, but you would like to be recognized for your art.

You’re not looking to make a fortune in music, but you’d love to make a living at it.

You’re looking for success on your terms and a path that makes sense for you. Your personality, your desires, your music, your dreams.

Welcome to Fast Forward

A 10 class online training program for independent artists that will teach you how to turn your music into a business.

Everything you need to know about Time Management, Goal Setting, Branding, Website, Social Media, Licensing, Making Connections, Crowdfunding, Multiple Income Streams, and more are all included in the Fast Forward Program + Blueprint.

What Fast Forward ISN’T:

× A One-Size-Fits-All Approach. There is no one solution to making it as an artist these days. What Fast Forward will give you is the tools + guidance to dig deep within yourself and figure out a plan that works for YOU. There are examples of what other artists have done to leverage success that will inspire you to make the most out of your own unique talents + skills.

× A Get-Rich-Quick-Scheme. If you’re in the music business to make millions of dollars, you may want to look elsewhere. But if you’re a dedicated artist who has the talent and drive to turn your music into a full-time career, then you’re in the right place.

Fast Forward will teach you how to work smarter, not harder.

But maybe not in the way you think. Working smarter doesn’t mean you don’t have to bust your ass – because you do. Making a life in music is HARD WORK and there’s no way you’re getting around that. Fast Forward doesn’t just throw a bunch of information at you – it gives you a system for implementing what you learn. If you actually take on the habits of a successful business-person, ask yourself the right questions to get at the heart of your message + branding, and have a system for handling all of the opportunities in front of you – you will be in control of your music career.

You can’t do everything.

Fast Forward will help you identify what artist path you should pursue to be successful and it will give you the confidence and savvy to speak up and carve out your own path in the music industry. The thing that’s going to make you stand out and get noticed is already inside of you – you just need to discover it, own it, and work it until you get where you’re going. This course will “fast forward” that process so you can actualize your highest potential much sooner than you could on your own.

A Note from Cari:

“As an artist myself I didn’t find success in the mainstream.

I found it in tuning into my unique strengths, following a topic I was passionate about, and finding a niche that would support my music.

I sold over 40,000 records as an independent artist, performed at prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall and Town Hall in New York City, and didn’t have to sell my soul to do it. So that’s why I’ve put everything I know about building an artist-based business into the Fast Forward Program + Blueprint.

The program is built from my signature way of working. It’s a method I’ve used with hundreds of artists that goes from the inside out to help them find their voices, power, and unstoppable brands. It’s all based on allowing your individuality to be expressed and then refining and amplifying your craft + image to make your music stand out from the crowd. This works for your business too.”

Fast Forward will Give You the Tools You Need To:

What Grads are Saying:

Paul Taneja, Pinto and the Bean
www.pintoandthebeanmusic.com

“Fast Forward is definitely the P90X of the independent music world. This is for any serious musician/band navigating their way through the current music industry. Cari’s program is incredibly intense and detailed; she’s totally on top of all trends so nothing is ever outdated in any of her material. I’ve never seen a program or book that gives musicians every single tool they need in order to find the success they’re searching for. In addition to the invaluable tools provided in FF2F, her program is awesome because, as musicians, we’re scatterbrained people and we need some guidance and help staying organized. Fast Forward teaches you exactly what to do to stay on top of things, with great step-by-step modules, which will help you reach wherever it is you’re going. By the time you finish this program, other musicians and bands in your music scene will be looking at you in a different way. You’ll have professionalism about you that I guarantee you didn’t have prior to joining this. You’ll be getting more gigs and more fans. It’s an intense program and I don’t advise any ole’ musician to join. This is for artists who are willing to put in the work.”

Katey Laurel
www.kateylaurel.com

“I have since decided to move forward with Fast Forward and cannot say enough great things about Cari’s level of dedication to developing the complete artist, including the mindset piece that so many coaches fail to truly address, and Cari’s attention to detail regarding the technical ins and outs and day-to-day tasks of an artistbased business. There is truly no other program like this out there to educate and elevate independent artists. I can’t wait to delve into the rest of the program. I am setting up a vision board, a twelve to fourteen month calendar and taking this next year by storm. Thanks Cari for transforming my artist career!”

Andre Henry
www.andrerhenry.com

“When I entered the Fast Forward (FF) program, I was seriously considering giving up on making music as a career. But, in a short time, I found myself more confident than I’ve ever been about building the type of career that suits me as an artist. Cari is wonderful coach who genuinely cares about the people she’s working with. She’s an honest critic, and the quintessential encourager–the rarest of combinations. FF took the fear-based mystery out my vocation as an artist; I didn’t need to find a way to make people–industry or otherwise–get what I was doing. I needed to get what I was doing, and lean into that. The modules in FF help clarified that for me–“what type of artist do I want to be?”, “how many fans do you want to have?”, etc. It helps make all that cloudy dreaminess turn to concrete goals and planning–clarity. I left this program with the one thing every artist needs–confidence.”

Fast Forward Program + Blueprint

 Price: $1497 

(3 payment plan available)

Self study version available. Purchase now, get immediate access and VIP Lifetime Access to future runs of the program with the group. Click here for the schedule of the next group launch.
NOTE: CLASS IS CURRENTLY IN SESSION. THE NEXT RUN OF FAST FORWARD STARTS UP AGAIN IN SPRING 2018.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING NOTIFIED OF THE NEXT RUN OF THE PROGRAM, SIGN UP HERE.
OR YOU CAN PURCHASE THE SELF STUDY.

Buy Now

VIP Lifetime Access comes with purchase. You get FREE access to join the group launch each year with updates & group calls!

Course Material

How it works:

Each week you get a new training module. Modules are mp3 downloads, with a video presentation and a toolkit of worksheets and resources to help you put the material to use. You can follow the pace of one module per week, or save the material and go at your own pace. The information is yours to keep forever and you can use it as a reference when you are in a place to tackle that section of your career.

 

Fast Forward Program + Blueprint will Give You the Tools You Need To:

MODULE 1: COMMIT Commit to Creating Your Big Vision & Busting the Myths of the Music Business. The stronger your commitment, the stronger your results! Comes with a Step-by-Step Formula to Create Your Big Vision and Make it Tangible! Includes the Reverse Engineering Formula and your very own Commitment Contract! Move from “reactive” to “creative” in your career and take control of the reins! Each Module Comes with a Momentum Toolkit of Downloadable Worksheets, Checklists + Resources.

MODULE 2: CREATE. Foundationing: Everything You Need to Know About Having a Successful Artist Based Business From Positioning to Systems and Set Up – Including: Falling In Love With Why You Are Different and How That Works In Your Favor! Learn the S.M.A.R.T. Rules, Bite Size Business Systems and more! Each Module Comes with a Momentum Toolkit of Downloadable Worksheets, Checklists + Resources.

MODULE 3: CATCH. The Fan Base Growth System: Learn How to Attract and Capture A Tribe of Really Awesomely Like-Minded People Who Really Love You! Learn How the World Sees You and How to Craft Your Irresistible Offer. Find Out Why Your Music Is Not Connecting the Way it Should and How to Become a Magnet for Your Fans, Naturally and Authentically (without icky market-ey tactics!). Each Module Comes with a Momentum Toolkit of Downloadable Worksheets, Checklists + Resources.

MODULE 4: CAPTURE. Having a Website that Actually Does Something Instead of Just Sit There! — and Better Yet, Works While You’re Sleeping and actually makes you some real Cash! Do not make the same 6 mistakes most musicians make with their websites! (It doesn’t matter whether you’re a newbie or you’ve been out there – it’s an epidemic!) Comes with the Website Map + Website Startup and Website Wellness Checklists for You, Your Web Designers + Programmers and more! Each Module Comes with a Momentum Toolkit of Downloadable Worksheets, Checklists + Resources.

MODULE 5: COMMUNITY. Creating Social Proof: The Power of Social Media for Performers, Demystified & Simplified! The Actual “How-to” Grow your Followers Organically + Authentically! Each Module Comes with a Momentum Toolkit of Worksheets, Checklists + Resources: 50 Things to Talk About With Your Fans, Twitter + Facebook Checklists, Social Media Resources and more!

MODULE 6: CARVE. Proven Paths to New Music Business Success: Approaches to Carving Your Niche and the Latest Tools & Technologies to Get There. Identify Your Artist Path and Carve A Career that Fits You and Your Lifestyle! Comes with: The Artist Identifier Quiz, Proven Pathways and 7 Steps to Navigating the Music Business and more! Each Module Comes with a Momentum Toolkit of Worksheets, Checklists + Resources.

MODULE 7: CONNECT. Strategic Marketing for the Independent Artist: How to Make the Most of Your Record Release. The musician who markets more, wins. Don’t release your music without a real marketing plan. Comes with the 10 Step Strategic Record Release Campaign Plan with a full Spreadsheet for Keeping you on Track and Accountable Before, During and After Your Record Release! Each Module Comes with a Momentum Toolkit of Worksheets, Checklists + Resources.

MODULE 8: CONTINUITY. Multiple Streams of Income for Musicians. Plus, How to Incorporate Your Other Talents + Gifts Into Making a Living Making Music and Even Quit Your Day Job! Comes with 38 Income Streams for Musicians and A Checklist to Instantly Uplevel Your Income Streams and more! Plus how to apply your Artist Path to Your Income Streams for More Laser-focused Strategy and Success! Each Module Comes with a Momentum Toolkit of Worksheets, Checklists + Resources.

MODULE 9: COMMUNICATE. How to Communicate to the Higher Echelon of Successful People in the Entertainment Business and Know Whether They Are Right For You Or Full of BS. Communication Tips & Strategies for Successful Career Negotiation! Comes with The Higher Echelon Worksheet and the Music Industry Checklist and more! Each Module Comes with a Momentum Toolkit of Worksheets, Checklists + Resources.

MODULE 10: CONDUCT. How to Connect to Other Music Industry Professionals (Ones That You Are Probably Don’t Know Are There To Help You), and How to Make Those Relationships Work For You! Plus, How to Implement Your New Knowledge + Conduct Your Career with the 10 Step Fast Forward Overview and Challenge! Comes with the Musicpreneur Quiz, The Relationships Checklist and more! Each Module Comes with a Momentum Toolkit of Worksheets, Checklists + Resources.

PLUS! You get the “Musician’s Mindset Master Pack”

1. Self-Management for Musicians This module will literally save hours each day once you apply the tools that you learn here. You will learn how to look at everything you do with new eyes for efficiency and effectiveness while you gain control of you, your time and your career.

2. Money Mindsets for Musicians

Learn the right mindsets to draw money to you instead of pushing it away. Train your brain to implement a new way of looking at money and success to make you more “money-friendly” and help you create true abundance.

3. The Dark Side of Fame

Learn how to use your artist’s sensitivity for good and not fall prey to the traps of the ego. Learn my Very Own Instant Recovery Ritual and my step-by-step Sacred Soul Tools to restore balance and commitment.

And you also get, the “Smart Musician’s Music Biz Master Pack”

1. How to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Everything you need to know about fan funding your next project!

2. How to Make 50K a Year in Music

The real “how-to” for making a living making music.

In Addition…

1. Full Access to Private Fast Forward Members Area

During the program you’ll meet with me by audio as well as some video training where I will spend one hour or more with you. I’ll teach you the powerful steps, strategies, formulas, blueprints, and systems of the Fast Forward Program and Blueprint. I’ll share with you the exact steps you need to take to succeed and I’ll make it super easy on you to understand exactly HOW to do the assignments. (By the way, this alone comes out to over 14 hours of time with me coaching you.)

2. Each Module comes with its very own Momentum Building Toolkit!

Each module is accompanied by all the tools you need to create and guide your momentum as you take your career to a higher level. Samples & Templates to Model You’ll get downloadable samples and templates of materials, scripts and other elements that you can model for your own career and make your work a breeze without having to reinvent the wheel! Worksheets and Clarity Builders: These are the core of your training – the tools that will accelerate your progress by accelerating your clarity – the key to your success as we build momentum in this program. Checklists & Strategy Outlines: Eliminate the guess work and use all of my checklists to keep you right on track. Use these as a continued reference each time you create any marketing or new system in your business. My Rolodex and Resources: For each topic we walk through together, you’ll get an additional bonus that’s just like having my own private rolodex, right there with you. These are all the products, services, people, tools and resources that I have used in my own business – as well as some commentary to help you determine if they will be best for you.

Click the image for a Sample Worksheet!

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3. Full Access to your Fast Forward peers through our Online Private Members-Only Facebook Forum

Here’s where you can get bonus accountability as well as have access to a place to collaborate and network with others in the program. With this forum, you’ll get even more feedback, accountability, brainstorming and resources. The advanced opportunities in this forum will be a bonus you will absolutely love! This is one of the most popular features of our programs that artists enjoy! Here you can ask questions, support each other, and connect with me as well. During the 10 class program, I will regularly visit our page and answer questions, post ruminations, and offer support and guidance. This is a private Facebook forum, only accessible to Fast Forward Program members!

Fast Forward Program + Blueprint

Self study version available. Purchase now, get immediate access and VIP Lifetime Access to future runs of the program with the group. Click here for the schedule of the next group launch.
NOTE: CLASS IS CURRENTLY IN SESSION. THE NEXT RUN OF FAST FORWARD STARTS UP AGAIN IN SPRING 2018.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING NOTIFIED OF THE NEXT RUN OF THE PROGRAM, SIGN UP HERE.
OR YOU CAN PURCHASE THE SELF STUDY.

Buy Now

VIP Lifetime Access comes with purchase. You get FREE access to join the group launch each year with updates & group calls!

“My Own, Personal, Money Back Guarantee”

Here’s how it works:

guarantee1I live what I teach. And this program MUST be life-changing and career-changing for you. Otherwise we’re not serving each other and changing the world are we? Join the program. When it starts, try it for 14 days (that’s 2 modules). Show up at the Q & A’s. Get everything you can. If you still don’t think I’m delivering massive value and high-level authentic success-bringing information, then you get a full refund, keep the downloaded materials from the 2 modules and I’ll still love you, anyway. However, I have to be honest; I do not want people in this course if you are on the fence about it. This is for artists who are truly inspired to making a change and bringing an improvement to how things are. So as long as you are committed to making a difference – one that will change your life and career – then hop on board. But we do know that things come up, so just in case, we will offer a full refund within 14 days of the program start. No questions asked. That’s how it works. It’s the way we run our businesses in an abundant world. So, dude, you have NOTHING to lose (well except for being a slave to your day job, or a victim to your career by not making a living. But hey, maybe you enjoy that!)

What Artists Are Saying:

Dan Orlando
www.danorlandomusic.com

“…Cari’s systems provide as unique an opportunity for artistic and personal growth as I’ve ever encountered. So much so that when I look back on the last three years leading up the release of my debut record, I consider this relationship to be the single biggest turning point of my career,and feel more prepared than ever to step into my artistic space.”

Katherine Moller
www.katherinemoller.ca

“Working with Cari Cole has changed my career! Before meeting her I was a moderately successful local musician who was trying to figure out how to move ahead. I am now taking myself more seriously and not asking for permission to succeed.  Through Fast Forward I learned how to up-level my on-line presence and present a unified brand across platforms maximizing results. Cari is a great mentor and inspiration!”

Beca
www.becadreams.com

“When I started working with her last year, I was feeling overwhelmed with so many questions about how I should be focusing my energy. With Cari’s guidance and all the information she packed into her program, she really helped me figure out how to stay organized and build a team so I could focus on what I do best – making music…” 

Jody Quine
www.jodyquine.com

“It’s always been a bit surprising to me that with all of my successes there is no obvious and clear path that I can see to making a living as a recording artist. At least there hasn’t been, until now. Almost immediately the skills, methods and practices I have learned through Cari and the Fast Forward program, are garnering real results…”

Clara Bellino
www.clarabellino.com

“Studying with Cari was the best decision I made last year for my career. I joined the Fast Forward pilot program. I had recorded my third CD, and I wanted this one to take me higher! Guided by Cari I dared to write and speak my Big Dream…I am very grateful to Cari for her generous ability to support, encourage and believe.” 

FAQ

Is Fast Forward Right For Me?

Here are some of the tough questions we get asked about the program – plus our honest answers. Fast Forward isn’t right for everyone so we’ll tell you the truth to help you make the right decision for you.

“When does the program start? And, I’m traveling for the next few months. What if I miss one of the calls?”

The first module of content is released the day the program starts. You’re busy – we get it. That’s why if you’re going on tour or you’ve got a ton going on, you don’t have to worry about missing out because you get lifetime access to Fast Forward. That means you can’t ever fall behind. You’ll learn at your own convenience on your own time and the training materials will be there for you as long as you need them. Our Group calls are usually in the evenings at 8 pm EST. If you can’t make a call, we’ll record if for you (and you can still submit your questions ahead of time).

“What if I live outside the United States? Can I still take this program?”

Yes you can! The program content is 100% digital. That means all you need is a computer and a phone to be in it. The entire program is available online or downloadable to your computer and viewable on your laptop, iPad or iPhone. This is a multimedia program that includes video, transcripts, worksheets and checklists, group & private one-on-one calls by phone or Skype.

“What if I don’t have music out yet? Will this help me anyway?”

This is a really great question. While the majority of the artists in the program have music out, some are in the recording or songwriting stages but want to get ahead of the curve in knowing what lies ahead once they are ready to release their record. And we say “yay” to them because too many artists wait until they have music out in the marketplace but then have no one to release it to. Fast Forward is perfect for you if you have music out in the marketplace and you want to learn the New Music Business Model Online and get on top of what’s happening now. Or it’s for you if you are almost ready to record (still writing songs but it’s flowing fast) or you are in the process of recording and need to start preparing and planning for your release (instead of waiting ‘til the last moment and no one to release it to because you were waiting – bad move but you won’t do that if you take this program ;) ). If you are just starting out as a performer, then this program is not right for you. The perfect program for you is the Step Up to the Spotlight Artist Development Program which teaches the Craft of being a singer-songwriter-performer and about the business and building your brand.

“I’m confused about what program is right for me!”

Here’s what we recommend taking in the following order:

For aspiring artists who are in the development phase:

1. Step Up to the Spotlight: Kickstart Artist Development Program www.caricole.com/stepup. This is for the developing artist and is all about Craft and Career. How to be a great artist-singer-performer.

For independent artists looking to learn the new music business model:

2. Fast Forward Program & Blueprint: For Smart + Resourceful Musicians Who Want to Build A Brand and Make A Living From Their Music.  I hope that helps. Let us know if you have any questions. Watch the videos on the links above to get your questions answered. If you still have questions someone from our team can jump on the phone for a quick chat.

“I’m so busy already. How much time do I need to do this?”

We’ve timed our program and found that on average, you’ll need about 2 hours a week to go through the core program materials. It’s okay to miss a week or two and catch up or work through at your own pace. Remember, you’re also getting access to bonus Accelerator Pack + Singers Gift Warmups as soon as your register so you can start right away. Many artists continue to use the invaluable resources in the program throughout their careers and record releases long after the program ends.

“Will it work for me? I’ve joined other programs before and I’m still in the exactly the same place as before. How is this different?”

No program works unless YOU work it and YOU get value out of it. If you’re expecting Fast Forward, or anything else, to magically solve your problems or make you money, please do not sign-up. You have to be ready to dive in and take responsibility for your career. This is not some “get rich” quick program. But just read what our Alumni say and you will see the tremendous value that is available to you. What makes this program different is that we actually show you “how” to uplevel your career. It’s mindset and tactical day to day stuff, plus the rich resource of worksheets and step-by-step guidance that gives results. We promise you will get absolutely the best resources on the planet, plus an incredible community of Fast Forwarders and Alumni who have seriously Fast Forwarded their careers as a result from the program.

That’s why you must agree upon registration to our 14 Day Refund Policy. In order to be eligible for a refund you MUST submit your completed homework for all available modules.

Why? Because we know that if you do the work, you will achieve results in your career and artist-based business. We’re challenging you to THINK differently, to behave differently and to become the awesome artist and musicpreneur you’re meant to be.

“Do I get access to the entire Fast Forward program all at once?”

No. The Fast Forward curriculum is carefully designed so that you complete each module and complete the corresponding worksheets and assignments in order. This is a proven program and it works best when you follow the system. If you’re the type of person who always wants to “jump ahead” and get to the “good stuff” because you “know all this already,” you’ll need to be patient. That kind of energy often misses things. The program is designed to maximize your results and long- term success. We would not have raving fans if this program was badly designed. Once you complete the full Fast Forward program, you’ll get lifetime access and can re-visit the modules in any order you like.

“How does the “group” stuff work? I’d rather have more one-on-one attention!”

One of the coolest things about this program is the online group forum and accountability partners you’ll get during the program. As I’ve shared we have a very active global community. You can contribute as much as you’d like or remain anonymous. Some Fast Forward participants fall in love with the online community and find it to be an invaluable piece they were not even expecting. While we encourage community and group sharing, we do not force that on you. I will say that through the Fast Forward community, artists have made connections and gotten answers from each other that made things happen in their careers.

“What if I’m more advanced and am already out there?”

If you already know in detail the New Music Business Model online and have implemented everything you know, then Fast Forward may not be right for you. Your best option would be to apply to work with Cari in her highly individualized coaching programs (available online or in person.) However, because of the intensity and graduate level of the program, and the unique aspect of finding your own artist path, some of our grads have been signed label artists, well-known managers and industry people, and a few well known artists. Artists in the program added anywhere from $15,000 to $60,000 to their business from what they learned in the program. Of course we cannot guarantee these or any results in your business, but these are examples of what can happen from some of our students.

“What if I’m not ready now? When will you be offering Fast Forward again?”

If you want to do this program, do it now. Think about it. There’s never a time in life when you’re ever truly “ready” to do anything. You will always be busy and always doubt your “readiness.” I honestly don’t know when or how we’ll offer Fast Forward again. After this program, we have other initiatives in our company that may take priority. So if you want in, do it now.

“What are the payment plans for Fast Forward?

Early enrollment starts 6-8 week prior to the program start – this is the best value. Early bird payments ($300 off) close a few weeks before the program starts, and you can either pay in full for $1197, or three monthly payments of $415. If you choose the payment plan, your first payment is charged the day you sign up and the other payments will be charged on the 1st of the next month of the next two months. Regular payments you can either pay in full for $1497, or three monthly payments of $515. If you choose the payment plan, your first payment is charged the day you sign up and the other payments will be charged on the 1st of the next month of the next two months. We do not offer any “special” or extended payment plans.

Fast Forward Program + Blueprint

Self study version available. Purchase now, get immediate access and VIP Lifetime Access to future runs of the program with the group. Click here for the schedule of the next group launch.
NOTE: CLASS IS CURRENTLY IN SESSION. THE NEXT RUN OF FAST FORWARD STARTS UP AGAIN IN SPRING 2018.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING NOTIFIED OF THE SPRING RUN OF THE PROGRAM, SIGN UP HERE.
OR YOU CAN PURCHASE THE SELF STUDY.

Buy Now

VIP Lifetime Access comes with purchase. You get FREE access to join the group launch each year with updates & group calls!

What Grads are Saying:

Hank Coyote
www.coyotelovemusic.com

John Maksym

Prita Grealy
www.prita.com.au

Sarah Foster