Musicians: Why New Year’s Resolutions Never Stick Unless You Do This

Jan 09, 2018

  By Cari Cole So we’re a few weeks into the New Year and you’re sticking to your resolutions ~ right? Maybe or maybe not so much? If you’re having trouble making changes or manifesting your goals, it may be because you haven’t hit reset on your inner game ~ the one running the show. If you can't seem to change ... Continue

Musicians: The Power of Recommiting, Rebranding & Reinvention

Jan 02, 2018

  By Cari Cole It’s 2018!! Has a nice ring to it ~ eh? A new opportunity, a fresh slate to create your New Year. Will this be the year all your dreams come true? Will your luck bestow the winds of fortune in your favor? Today I want to talk about what you can do to improve those odds ~ right ... Continue

The 10 Pillars of Vocal Health & Wellness

Dec 26, 2017

By Cari Cole A healthy voice. Paramount to your life as a musician.

Here's my 10 Tips for Staying Healthy During Cold & Flu Season, to keep your voice healthy and avoid injury or cancelled concerts. I hope it helps you own your voice all through the year and never lose it again!!


1. Hydration.

One of my voice doctors told me once that if people drank ... Continue

How to Plan for Your Best Year Yet in Music

Dec 19, 2017

by Cari Cole Musicians are lucky. You may not feel it all of the time, but you live a life of passion. You don’t make music because you have to, you make music because you want to. It was born from your desire and your love of music. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s a very challenging career ... Continue

Singers: 10 Tips for Staying Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

Dec 12, 2017

By Cari Cole Nothing puts a singer out of work faster than a respiratory illness. That’s it chica. You are down for the count! And nothing is more embarrassing than having to cancel your concert or apologize for you voice being sick. Ugh.

Here's my 10 Tips for Staying Healthy During Cold & Flu Season, avoiding the dreaded cold or flu in the first place!


1. Wear ... Continue

6 Techniques & Tricks to Sing With More Emotion and Confidence

Dec 05, 2017

By Cari Cole A singer is always juggling two balls in the air. One is technique, and one is emotion. When you focus too much on technique, the emotion suffers. When you focus too much on emotion, technique falls flat. The goal is balance, but how? I have found over 3 decades of coaching some of the world’s greatest voices, ... Continue

Your Musician Masterplan for 2018

Nov 28, 2017

  By Cari Cole Before the holidays take hold and the next 6 weeks becomes a blur, take a few moments to spend some time planning out your 2018. One of the things I am always teaching artists in my Artist Success Circle Mastermind, is how to plan. The keys to setting goals and putting your dreams into action through strategic action ... Continue

Female Musicians: How to Navigate Your Career, Ditch Pervy Men and Outfox the Industry

Nov 21, 2017

by Cari Cole We all know the director’s couch syndrome. The term casting couch originated in the motion picture industry, with specific reference to couches in offices that could be used for sexual activity between casting directors or film producers and aspiring actors. The recent Weinstein scandal brought it front and center. The response of woman (and men) speaking up is resounding. There ... Continue

Stop Letting Socials Steal Your Time and Get Back to Making Music

Nov 14, 2017

By Cari Cole You know when you log onto social media to post about your music or catch up on friends posts, and suddenly an hour (or two) of time goes missing? Yeah. That. Well, you were basically sucked up into alternate universe, and that one post turned into hours -- and kind of hours that were lost. You weren’t ... Continue

CCVM’s Your Exceptional Record Contest Winner List & Scholarship Awards 2017

    Blown away and deeply inspired. That’s how I feel right now after reviewing the 2017 Your Exceptional Record Contest entries. Thank you for submitting your precious song babies!! One of the things that moved me the most was how hard all of you work on your music 24/7. Thank you. We’ve watched over three dozen entries! And I gotta say, it was really tough to choose ... Continue