Your Voice IS Your Brand: Stop Slacking and Sound Better ASAP

Mar 01, 2016

by Cari Cole The first thing people hear is your voice. Sometimes it’s the only thing they hear. They don’t hear the 15 years of playing guitar, or the 500 concerts played.  It’s your voice that takes the lead and resonates loud and clear, front and center in most people’s ears. If you’re an indie artist out on tour, you might be ... Continue

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

Feb 23, 2016

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

Singing Like a Superstar: Legends & Lessons

Feb 17, 2016

by Cari Cole Lately we’ve been watching Lady Gaga absolutely crush her vocals. How did she go from a celebrity with a really good voice, to this newly evolved  “superstar” status in a matter of the past 12 months? What’s her secret?   It all started with her performance at the Oscars last year, February 22, 2015 when she performed “Sound of Music” at ... Continue

3 Components of Songs that Crush the Competition

Feb 09, 2016

by Cari Cole     Everyone can write a song. But what makes a song land in our solar plexus and stick there ....on repeat, or even .…constant loop?? It’s more than clever lyrics and beats, although the accoutrements of the right production are paramount. But a great production without a great melody or lyric fall short in the long run. As artists, ... Continue

6 Saboteurs that Hold Musicians Back from the Big Time

Feb 03, 2016

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 in a ... Continue

7 Vocal Methods (and Magic Tricks) to Make Your Voice Rule the World

Jan 26, 2016

by Cari Cole As one of the top celebrity vocal coaches in the world I’ve seen it all. From stars to rock legends and Grammy winners to tens of thousands of emerging independents, one thing is true. You don’t have to have the best voice in the world, but you do have to have a good one. And one that won’t quit ... Continue

Brave & Bold Like Bowie: 9 Lessons From the Starman

Jan 19, 2016

by Cari Cole

Annie Lennox said it best: “Like a gazillion other people, I feel stunned by the news that David Bowie has departed this earth. At the loss of someone who has impacted and influenced your life, you can hardly begin to measure the shape of what’s left behind. Our personal and collective inner landscape has shifted and we’re trying ... Continue

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

Jan 12, 2016

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

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