Prince: The Genius, Virtuoso, Sex Symbol & Philanthropist Who Changed the World

Apr 26, 2016 | 2 Comments

by Cari Cole



Devastating. It’s devastating to lose a musician we all know and love that created the soundtrack for our lives… It’s like losing a part of ourselves, access to the secret chamber in our private lives … where we bare our souls.

Especially when that someone lived so fiercely, and by doing so, allowed the same in us ~ ... Continue

Even Stars Shed Their Vocal Scales: Lady Gaga’s Vocal Triumph At The Oscars

Mar 03, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Cari Cole



Lady Gaga’s performance of the Sound of Music on the Oscar’s was definitely impressive. But what was impressive to me wasn’t really just the vocal performance, because as a vocal coach and arranger, to me it wasn’t an earth shattering vocal, but it was for her. It was a slam dunk victory, a great achievement for ... Continue

10 Steps To Vocal Health + Wellness

Jan 27, 2015

By Cari Cole


1. Stop Shredding Your Cords

The number one thing that shreds your cords when singing or speaking is slamming your cords together. It’s called glottal strokes or the glottal attack. Say “ah” and hit it hard – chances are your cords banged together – did you feel it? To avoid it, but an “h” at the front ... Continue

5 Lessons In Music Biz Success

Jan 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Cari Cole



People ask me all the time how I did it. What was my path to success? Did I put in my 10,000 hours or did I take short cuts? Do I work 24/7? What are my secrets? What do I attribute my success to? Have I achieved all of my dreams or is there more?




101 Things Every Musician Needs To Know In 2015

Dec 30, 2014 | 10 Comments

by Cari Cole


I cut my teeth in this business first by being a musician and artist, and second by being one of the top vocal coaches in the world for almost 3 decades now in New York City.


There’s one thing I know for sure. You can market ‘til you are blue in the face ... Continue

Success Has Nothing To Do With Talent

Sep 23, 2014

by Cari Cole


I know so many ridiculously talented artists who never make it. Who spend their whole lives hoping and praying but somehow manage to live on the outside of the music business. Some, intentionally.


They don’t want their art tampered with. Or they are just sensitive souls who don’t want to get washed up through the ... Continue

Turning Pain Into Triumph: Lessons From Maya Angelou

Jun 03, 2014 | 3 Comments

by Cari Cole


Today’s article is about what happens when you take your pain and turn it into triumph. It is my honoring of the recent passing of one of the world’s greatest teachers, leader and activists ever: Maya Angelou.


With the recent loss of 2 major visionaries, Nelson Mandela and now Maya Angelou, it’s a call, more ... Continue

10 Steps To Turn Your Music Into A Brand Worth Following

May 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

by Cari Cole

One of the key things I spoke about at Jo-Na Williams Create Your Own Industry Event last week in New York, is a subject that is seriously overlooked in today’s indie artist world. Everyone is shouting out about marketing and social media but no one is talking about the most important thing of all – your music and ... Continue

Are You Generous Or Stingy With Your Fans?

Dec 17, 2013 | 2 Comments

by Cari Cole


In light of the holiday season, I want to give you a few exercises to find out if you’re being generous with your fans – or stingy. It’s no secret that to get love you gotta give love – and you want your fans to love you, right? Then you gotta love them first. Start by being generous ... Continue