3 Ways Artists Are Getting Their Songs On Spotify Playlists

May 16, 2017

by Cari Cole So what’s the real deal with Spotify playlists? Is it luck? Payola? Connections? Right now, for a fleeting moment, it’s the latter. You are introduced to somebody at Spotify, who curates playlists, who falls in love with your music, puts you on one and BAM. You start blowing up. I was recently listening to my Discover Weekly, which Spotify ... Continue


Creating a Compelling Brand That Matches You and Your Music

May 09, 2017

by Cari Cole Your brand is your music at first glance. You want it to look like your music sounds. Music is not age specific but branding is. Fans could care less how old you are, but they do care how good your music is. And when your brand is the first thing they see, it needs to match YOU and ... Continue


Finding Where You Fit In the Music Industry & Carving Your Unique Path

May 02, 2017

by Cari Cole Music is not a one-size-fits-all industry. It’s not only for pop radio. No, no, no. There’s all kinds of music. There’s Bluegrass, Zydeco, Cuban, Chant & Devotional music, Classical jazz, Piano music (I love Dustin O’Halloran), Big Band, Punk, Goth - I could go on and on and on and on. When it comes to music, it’s all ... Continue


The Metamorphosis of the Modern Musician, Part III

Apr 11, 2017

  by Cari Cole The first Blog in this series, The Metamorphosis of the Modern Musician Part I, which you can read here, talked about the rise of the modern musician, and this moment in time as a gateway to the potential future we are creating. The second Blog in this series, Part II, which you can read here, talked about the ... Continue


The Metamorphosis of the Modern Musician, Part II

Apr 04, 2017

  by Cari Cole

The first Blog in this series, The Metamorphosis of the Modern Musician Part I, which you can read here, talked about the rise of the modern musician, and this moment in time as a gateway to the potential future we are creating. And how, not unlike the 60’s and 70’s, this time in history gives rise to ... Continue


The Metamorphosis of a Modern Musician, Part I

Mar 28, 2017

    By Cari Cole    

Metamorphosis. Also called transformation. A change in the form and often habits of an animal during normal development after the embryonic stage. Metamorphosis includes, in insects, the transformation of a maggot into an adult fly and a caterpillar into a butterfly and, in amphibians, the changing of a tadpole into a frog. In a human, the changing ... Continue


Finding the Story & Mythology Behind Your Music and Your Record

Mar 21, 2017

    By Cari Cole    

Story. Mythology. The contents of great books, movies, art and music. Story that breeds mythology. Mythology: The body of myths belonging to a culture. Myths are traditional stories about gods and heroes. They often account for the basic aspects of existence — explaining, for instance, how the Earth was created, why people have to die, or why ... Continue