Top 8 Tips to Make An Exceptional Record

Oct 24, 2017

 

By Cari Cole

Record making is an art, a science, a process, an alchemical experience. It should not be thrown together, recorded in a rush, and your vocals should not be recorded all in one day. It won’t help.

Even more, the song selection is critical to the success of the record. Whatever you think you can hide in production, ... Continue


Top 5 Secrets to Make Your Voice Sound Better, Instantly

Sep 05, 2017

By Cari Cole

As one of the top vocal coaches in the country, I frequently hear: “What are your top vocal tips for singers?” Well, I could rattle off a long list, and yammer on for hours. (I’m a nerd’s nerd when it comes to vocals…) And I have a long list of favorite tricks up my sleeve from more than ... Continue


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


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 | 1 Comment

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


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


Music is Not a Competition, It’s a Community: Get In It

May 03, 2016 | 11 Comments

by Cari Cole

 

 

The music business thrives on competition. Fierce competition. Inside industry boardroom’s, it’s a perpetual race to the top of the charts. With all those corporate mouths to feed, sadly artists often become numbers, instead of art. Who’s outselling who? Who’s at the top of the charts? And that kind of thinking only begets more of that type of ... Continue