Oct 09, 2018By Cari Cole Musicians know their craft is an eight day a week job, one that seems to have no end in the amount of time you must spend nurturing it. But that right there is a prescription for disaster. No friends, no life, and even possibly, no career. It’s all about balance, planning, strategizing, setting goals, and setting and resetting priorities.
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Oct 01, 2018By Cari Cole One of the key things I spoke about at the CD Baby Conference a few weeks ago in Nashville, is a subject that is seriously overlooked in today’s indie artist world. Everyone is shouting out about marketing and social media but no one is talking about the most important thing of all – your music and the importance ... Continue
Sep 25, 2018By 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
Sep 18, 2018By Cari Cole What we think, and what we believe influences every cell in our body. Just ask Bruce Lipton, MD cutting-edge neuroscientist who says that all of our cells respond to our thoughts (read his book Biology of Belief for recent discoveries on this subject). So here’s the thing, don’t even think twice. You are not a victim of your past, ... Continue
Sep 11, 2018By 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 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, a ... Continue
Sep 04, 2018By Cari Cole There’s been a question in the air for a while now about whether the record (album, LP) is really dying out – if you need one at all anymore? But regardless of whether that thinking is coming from declining record sales or from artists releasing more singles into the marketplace, the fact is you still need one. People ... Continue
Aug 28, 2018By 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
Aug 23, 2018
Cari Cole here. It’s that time of year, folks.
The Back-to-School Sales are in full force, the Fall Fashions are on display, and that little feeling of “This fall, I’m going to get organized, get it together and really make a difference in my life” might be running through your ... Continue
Aug 21, 2018By Cari Col New music release: SARRA “Kerosene” CCVM Case Study, Part 3 is here! For those just tuning in to our 3-part series you can catch up here: Blog Part 1: https://www.caricole.com/new-release-sarra-kerosene/ Blog Part 2: https://www.caricole.com/new-music-release-sarra-kerosene-ccvm-case-study-part-2/ Step 3 in Sarra’s plan is Industry. Step 1, was finding her voice, Step 2 was crafting and writing her record, and Step 3 is emerging ... Continue