6 Industry Secrets To Becoming A Vocal Ninja

Mar 19, 2019

By Cari Cole

Ninja’s are the ultimate paradox. On one hand they are careful and precise and on the other they are swift, ruthless and fearless. They are known for being fast, smooth, cool, strong, powerful and even sweet. The same components that being a great entertainer commands. Today I want to talk about how you can be a Vocal Ninja. And ... Continue

3 Quick + Dirty Tips to Level Up Your Performance

Mar 12, 2019

By Cari Cole

Performing is an art, a craft and a skill – and while it’s not as easy as it looks  — there are some key things you can do that will make your stage show rock and make you the envy of your performer friends!

Let’s break it down…

You are An Actor Playing A Role.

It’s all about becoming a character ... Continue

How to Make Money Making Music & Quit Your Day Job

Mar 05, 2019


By Cari Cole

I want to start with a disclaimer, because this is far too important for “fine print” at the end of the article: never – and I do mean N-E-V-E-R – leap without a net. In other words, DO NOT quit your day job if you have no other current sources of income. To do so would be totally ... Continue

CCVM Best New Artist Scholarship & Winner List

Feb 27, 2019

  OMG, I’m so blown away at the talent on the Best New Artist scholarship! Major praise to the incredible voices, songs and performances. You ALL have blown our minds. Wow! We made our selections mostly based on artistry/craft and who could use the program the most, as well as the efforts to gain likes which shows your marketing ingenuity. Major praise goes ... Continue

3 Tips to Master Your Musicpreneur Mindset

Feb 26, 2019

By Cari Cole

Success in anything is an inside game. We can only do, have, be what we believe we can. Even more, what our subconscious believes we can. That’s why self-care is such a powerful practice, not a form of coddling or wimpiness.

Here are my 3 Tips to Master Your Musicpreneur Mindset:


1. Look for the Positive.

Practice seeing the positive, speaking ... Continue

5 Ways To Level Up Your Voice & Music To The Big Time

Feb 19, 2019

By Cari Cole  


Just recently one of the artists I work with took a big risk.

She stepped up to the big time.

Here’s her story:  


When I met her, I could feel her talent, it was just oozing out of her. She was ready for the next level, but there were some vital pieces that needed to be put in place ... Continue

Say Goodbye to Stage Fright (and Vocal Health Issues)

Feb 12, 2019

By Cari Cole

First off, let me just say that stage fright isn’t a bad thing. Matter of fact, the better you are, the more you might experience it. It means that you care and are serious about how you’re coming across as a performer. And ultimately, that’s good. But sometimes, excited jitters turn damaging. Here’s how to get out of ... Continue

6 Pro Tips to Getting Big Vocals on Your Next Record

Feb 05, 2019

By Cari Cole

So you want your vocals to make a big impression on your next record, but not sure your voice can deliver, or exactly how to do that? Or you can belt it out, but you don’t have fans praising your voice the way you secretly wish for?

Or maybe you get great praise, but secretly you know you could ... Continue

15 Grammy Winning Singer’s Secrets Revealed!

Jan 29, 2019

It’s Grammy time again. I already sent off the Grammy Ballots for the nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards and it was a tough choice. There was sooo much amazing music this year and I’m very interested to see how it turns out!

One thing is true. Grammy winning singers and artists are badass. They have badass vocal chops, vocal techniques ... Continue

4 Vocal Hacks to Kick Ass In Your Next Recording

Jan 22, 2019

By Cari Cole

Tried vocal arranging on your latest EP or release? Wait, vocal arranging? Not surprising if you haven’t heard of it (unless you’re a Cari Cole convert ;)). I hadn’t heard of it until I was in the business for quite awhile, and then realized I was one already (a vocal arranger that is) ;).

A vocal arranger decides how ... Continue