Songwriting Shop Talk: How to Get Your Message in Your Songs and Make a Greater Impact

Aug 15, 2017

By Cari Cole What do Grammy winners Sam Smith and Adele have in common? Whether you like them or not, they garner gazillions in record sales, multiple Grammy awards (industry praise) and both have a strong, clear, meaningful and raw emotional message. In Adele’s case, record exec’s are still scratching their heads over how she managed to sell 30 million records ... Continue


Music Industry Shop Talk: The Artist Development Process in 8 Steps

Aug 08, 2017

By Cari Cole Artist development in the music industry is pretty non-existent today, leaving the early progress to the artist themselves. The days are pretty much gone when a record label is gonna swoop you up and develops you. The question continuously arises for young, emerging  artists, “where do I start”? Or “how do I do this on my own?” At ... Continue


The 3 C’s of a Musician Mindset: Confidence, Conviction & Clarity

Aug 01, 2017

By Cari Cole Every day at my studio, next to the box of tissues in a chair by the window, or on my desktop monitor, sit my students. Famous and emerging/aspiring musicians, and singers alike, all with similar issues. They come for vocal help, or help with growing their music in the world. And over some 30+ years of being in ... Continue


Singer Mindset Talk: How to Build Confidence From the Inside Out

Jul 25, 2017

By Cari Cole Confidence is a tricky thing. It’s inside out, not outside in. Often times, we think that confidence comes from external things. Like if we just had a killer voice or music then we’d be confident. But confidence is an inside game. Because the truth is, no matter how you feel on the outside, if you are insecure on ... Continue


5 Keys to a Powerful Voice That Won’t Burn Out

Jul 18, 2017

By Cari Cole Over the past 3 decades of coaching singers, working with every kind of voice possible - from established, to beginning, to burning out --- my primary focus has always been to build a strong resonant voice, free from tension, able to deliver powerfully over a busy touring schedule and to keep you in the ring. To help you ... Continue


Stop Shaming Adele, Part II

Jul 11, 2017

By Cari Cole A recent article by Dr. Paul E. Kwak, laryngologist and laryngeal surgeon at the NYU Voice Center, and Assistant Professor in the NYU Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery called “Stop Shaming Adele” (Part I) really spoke to me. I’ll share that article at the close of this one. I was so moved to hear an ... Continue


How to Belt Without Destroying Your Vocal Cords (Top 5 Techniques)

Jul 04, 2017

By Cari Cole Belting. Power. Control. What singer doesn’t want that? But how do you do it without destroying your vocal cords? It’s all in your technique. There are fundamental mechanical things that need to be established in order to belt without ruining your voice. Naturally, this is best learned by studying with a pro vocal coach who knows how to teach ... Continue


Vocal Freedom in 5 Easy Steps

Jun 27, 2017

By Cari Cole Vocal freedom. It’s what all singers want. But how do you get it when your voice is stuck in your throat. Or when it wears out too quickly. Or when it doesn’t respond the way you want? Are you stuck with the voice you have, or can it be improved?. The latter. Your voice is an instrument. You just ... Continue


10 Steps to Grow Your Music Business Strategy Right Now

Jun 20, 2017

By Cari Cole Within every music artist is a path to prosperity, success and achievement. But will it be realized? One third of the equation is staying power, one third is having the foresight and decision making savvy to get there and one third is knowing where you and your music fit and carving a strategy for that (and ignoring ... Continue