The Vocal Freedom Bundle: Free Your Voice & Become the Artist of Your Life

Nov 20, 2016

 

BLACK FRIDAY thru CYBER MONDAY SUPER SALE! November 21st –November 28th, 2016 ~~ Bundle Up to 50% OFF!

    Yep yep! It's “Giving Thanks” time!!!  We're having a sale in honor of Black Friday / Cyber Monday from 11/21 - 11/28. That means for a short period of time you can grab some great stuff and save ... Continue


3 Ways to Get a Standing Ovation, Right Now (With the Voice You Have…)

Nov 15, 2016

    By Cari Cole   My first standing ovation was at Town Hall in New York City in front of 3000 strangers (and a few friends.) Not only was that a stellar moment, it was totally unexpected. That night was just the same as any other performance to me. What did I do differently at that performance that I failed to do prior? A ... Continue


7 Secrets to Grammy Winning Vocals on Your Next Record

Nov 08, 2016

    By Cari Cole   Yes, your songs are number one. But so is your voice. Matter of fact, your voice can make a halfway decent song totally come alive, or not. But one thing is absolutely, without a doubt, true. Your voice sells the song. It is the star of the track. And it not only has to be good, it has ... Continue


15 Best Kept Secrets of Grammy Winning Singers

Nov 01, 2016

    By Cari Cole     It’s Grammy time again. I just sent off the Grammy Ballots for the nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards. Several of my artists are on the list, and it was a tough choice. Not because I am “favoriting” my students, but because too many of my artists (and those on the list to be nominated) are so amazing ... Continue


7 Secrets to a Successful Music Launch

Oct 25, 2016

      By Cari Cole   It’s not enough to have good music. In order to get that music heard, you’ve got to be an expert at the “launch” - like it or not.  The good news, is that artists don’t have to wait around for 1-2 years while they write and record a whole album of material before they can get out there. ... Continue


Crushing Common Musician Fears & Taking it All the Way to the Top

Oct 18, 2016

    By Cari Cole   You know you’ve got something, or you wouldn’t be jumping through the hoops that you are on an hourly, daily, yearly basis, to get the job done. You watch artists on TV and listen to their streams on Spotify, and you know you’re just as capable, just as good, and that you could be there too. Matter of ... Continue


5 Fatal Mistakes Musicians Must Stop Making

Oct 11, 2016

  By Cari Cole   It’s an exciting time in music for indies. If you’ve got a team, some money and some muscle. But many indies don’t. And this is a big problem. It’s also a time of mounting frustrations. The record industry keeps getting hit. Streaming takes money out of songwriters pockets to the tune of millions, opening act spots on tours ... Continue


Musicians: Set Yourself Free From the Chains of the Old Music Industry

Oct 04, 2016

    By Cari Cole   After decades of being enslaved to greedy music mogul profiteers, and getting ripped off by managers and unfair percentages that rape and pillage your bottom line, now for the first time ever, musicians have a chance to free themselves.   But not if you still subscribe to the old rhetoric. Most days I still hear artists recapitulating the typical wagers, ... Continue


15 Ways to Be a Badass Musicpreneur and Stand Out Among the Sea of Submissions

Sep 27, 2016

    By Cari Cole   The music biz is a tough nut to crack. Period. It’s tougher than being a real estate agent, working for a company, or even than being a regular entrepreneur.   Because: 1. It takes a long time to develop and become a viable contender. 2. You don’t make money up front or at the get-go like most businesses. 3. There is no school ... Continue


Why Songwriting and Record Making Should Not Be A Solo Journey

Sep 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 to great. There is a sea of independent ... Continue