Creating a Compelling Brand That Matches You and Your Music

May 09, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Cari Cole

Your brand is your music at first glance. You want it to look like your music sounds. Music is not age specific but branding is. Fans could care less how old you are, but they do care how good your music is. And when your brand is the first thing they see, it needs to match YOU and ... Continue


Prince: The Genius, Virtuoso, Sex Symbol & Philanthropist Who Changed the World

Apr 26, 2016 | 2 Comments

by Cari Cole

 

 

Devastating. It’s devastating to lose a musician we all know and love that created the soundtrack for our lives… It’s like losing a part of ourselves, access to the secret chamber in our private lives … where we bare our souls.

Especially when that someone lived so fiercely, and by doing so, allowed the same in us ~ ... Continue


Artists: Don’t be Afraid, Step Out into the Light

Apr 06, 2016 | 1 Comment

By Cari Cole

Most days I am exposing artists to themselves.

Wha??

Yep. Because the more I do that, the better they become. The more they dig, the more they get in touch with their “why”. The more they get in touch with their “why”, the sooner they come to realize their deeper message. The sooner they realize their deeper message, the ... Continue


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

Feb 23, 2016 | 6 Comments

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


6 Saboteurs that Hold Musicians Back from the Big Time

Feb 03, 2016 | 11 Comments

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 ... 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


4 Easy Steps to Supercharge Your Music Goals in 2016

Jan 05, 2016 | 5 Comments

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


A New Trend in Music Videos: Using Star Power for Social Statements

Dec 08, 2015 | 11 Comments

by Cari Cole

Music reflects life. And at certain times in our world’s history, music comes to the fore expressing opinions and bringing to light important social topics as we move through them. As social movements for peace and justice rise up, once again, music is bringing the messages of the people to the fore. This time the social focus is ... Continue


Festive Networking: How to Squeeze the Juice From Holiday Gatherings Without Coming Off Like a Grinch

Dec 02, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Cari Cole Networking is an opportunity to connect and expand your professional relationships, but holiday networking is a bit different. Holidays are more about celebrating and having fun together than handing out business cards. During the holiday season there’s often a lot more going on under the surface for people and you want to stay in the spirit of the ... Continue