Artists: Don’t be Afraid, Step Out into the Light

Apr 06, 2016 | 1 Comment

By Cari Cole

Most days I am exposing artists to themselves.

Wha??

Yep. Because the more I do that, the better they become. The more they dig, the more they get in touch with their “why”. The more they get in touch with their “why”, the sooner they come to realize their deeper message. The sooner they realize their deeper message, the ... Continue


Musicians: Do You Favor Art Over Commerce, or Commerce Over Art?

Mar 29, 2016

By Cari Cole

There’s a problem out there, and it causes great artists, musicians and songwriters to lose touch with their best work and even get swayed off course. As a result, great songs, that should see the light of day, fall by the wayside.

In the name of commerce.

Commerce over art.

Yep, that’s what the big boys are all about. ... Continue


Singers, Songwriters & Musicians — Weight & Age is Just An Excuse!

Feb 23, 2016 | 6 Comments

by Cari Cole

Day in day out I work with a constant stream of independent artists trying to make it in the business (and a few celebrities here and there.) And inevitably at some juncture I hear the same contagious fears that spread through artist’s minds that only hold them hostage and keep them scared, depressed and down… way down. And, ... Continue


6 Saboteurs that Hold Musicians Back from the Big Time

Feb 03, 2016 | 11 Comments

by Cari Cole

Sabotage. Sigh. It’s real. And artists are especially victims to it. The margins of error are huge. From wrong advice, disingenuous advice, or just plain lack of good advice, to the challenges riddled with potholes and landmines to trip you up.

Here are the top 6 ways artists and musicians sabotage themselves and how to course correct ... Continue


Going Pro: 6 Essential Steps of Artist Development for All Musicians

Jan 12, 2016 | 3 Comments

by Cari Cole

Transitioning from the dream to the reality can be a daunting proposition no matter how much you want it. Seal himself said in an interview on Sirius FM recently that “No one can prepare you for fame,” no matter how bad you want it. And desire alone will not manifest it for you. It’s vision, determination, blind faith, ... Continue


4 Easy Steps to Supercharge Your Music Goals in 2016

Jan 05, 2016 | 5 Comments

by Cari Cole

Before you go charging off into the New Year with all of your best intentions, don’t forget that your future success will come from the stepping stones you’ve already planted on your path.

There is a simple process I use each year to launch me more powerfully into the next. As we know, our careers and accomplishments don’t stem ... Continue


Festive Networking: How to Squeeze the Juice From Holiday Gatherings Without Coming Off Like a Grinch

Dec 02, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Cari Cole Networking is an opportunity to connect and expand your professional relationships, but holiday networking is a bit different. Holidays are more about celebrating and having fun together than handing out business cards. During the holiday season there’s often a lot more going on under the surface for people and you want to stay in the spirit of the ... Continue


Cover Me! How The Songs You Cover On YouTube Can Make Or Break Your B(r)and

Aug 11, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Cari Cole

 

 

Covers are all the rage, but how do you choose the right covers for your b(r)and? What covers will bring views and create leverage? And what covers could do some damage, even sink you, or worse get NO views.

We all know how important “numbers” on social media are. While you can’t make people watch, ... Continue