Top 10 Summer Vocal Tricks to Stay Hydrated and Healthy!

Jul 01, 2015 | 1 Comment

By Cari Cole

Summer is easy breezy for most singers, unless you’re hitting terrain with lots of pollen and allergies, or you’re struggling to stay hydrated from the sun and heat.

Here are my top 10 tricks to keep my voice uber hydrated and healthy and avoid allergies too!

1. Water

Summer with the sun, heat and humidity can be easier to get ... Continue

The Worst Music Advice I Was Ever Given

Jun 23, 2015 | 7 Comments


by Cari Cole

When it comes to advice, the music industry is fraught with misinformed, bad and just plain wrong advice. Just being a musician, suddenly everyone is an expert on what you should do. The one thing for certain is that all advice isn’t good advice. And just because someone says something doesn’t mean it is true. Or true for ... Continue

7 Ways to Know When Your Voice Is Studio Ready

Jun 17, 2015


by Cari Cole


In your head, your voice may sound magnificent, but in reality is it … meh? Truth is, it takes a LOT to be ready to record and you don’t want to leave any stone unturned. Believe me, it won’t pan out well. Great vocals require great effort before you hit the studio.

Here’s 7 Ways to Know When Your ... Continue

Stop Looking for A Manager – 3 Steps to Get Them Looking for You

Jun 09, 2015


by Cari Cole

I recently read a blog written by an indie artist about how she had been praying and hoping that a manager or label would come along to move her career forward. Once she realized all she was doing was waiting, she said ‘screw that’ and got in action. Bingo.

It’s a career suicide to think that someone is going ... Continue

The Recovery Room: How to Get Over a Failed Album (or Studio Experience)

Jun 02, 2015


by Cari Cole

Just reading that headline makes my head hurt. I know, I’ve been there many times before. And most likely so have you. It’s par for the course in making records. But learning from experience and an objective perspective can save you from making other unknown mistakes and gain clarity for your next project.

No one sets out to ... Continue

Setting the Bar Higher: 5 Steps to Make Your Music ‘Industry Ready’

May 27, 2015

by Cari Cole


There’s a problem in the independent world of record making. It’s too easy to make an album. As a result, many more albums are being made without the time, team and resources to go the distance. And the lives of countless records that could have made it, are cut short. I mean on an artistic level. While ... Continue

Lost in Translation: How to Speak Producer

May 20, 2015


by Cari Cole


As an artist, you regularly have epiphanies, inspirations and visions of your creations. That’s what being an artist is. A creative who interprets life into art and brings to life their vision through their work.

But the challenge lies in the ability to achieve your vision, not dying with the song unsung. It not only takes incredible follow through, ... Continue

10 Top Money Wasters on the Road to Your Next Record

May 13, 2015 | 2 Comments

By Cari Cole

We all know that it’s easier now than ever before to make and release your own record. But just because you can doesn’t mean you want to plunk your hard earned dollars into a record that’s not going to fly the coop ~ right? No artist envisions tons of boxes collecting dust in their garage or an album ... Continue

The New Music Biz Rules for Record Making and Breaking

May 05, 2015

by Cari Cole


Has record making really changed in the new music biz? In some ways, yes. There’s newer technology just like every other industry, tools and tricks that make it easier, less expensive. There’s also the convenience of sending files via the internet and doing records by Skype. One of the last records I did the vocal arrangements on, the ... Continue