7 Secrets to Grammy Winning Vocals on Your Next Record

Nov 08, 2016

 

 

By Cari Cole

 

Yes, your songs are number one. But so is your voice. Matter of fact, your voice can make a halfway decent song totally come alive, or not. But one thing is absolutely, without a doubt, true. Your voice sells the song. It is the star of the track. And it not only has to be good, it has ... Continue


Your Vocal Potential: Are You Living Up to It?

May 24, 2016

 

 

by Cari Cole

 

 

 

People, and most often –other musicians, sometimes poke fun at singers for being protective (or fussy) about their voices. Okay, then — go on. You get up and sing without making a fool of yourself. Ha.

Singing is demanding. It’s not an instrument you can press down on a key or a fret, and the same note comes out ... Continue


Getting Big Vocals On Your Next Record

May 16, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Cari Cole

 

 

So you want your vocals to make a big impression on your next record, but not sure your voice can deliver, or exactly how to do that? Or you can belt it out, but you don’t have folks praising your voice the way you secretly wish for?

Or maybe you get great praise, but secretly you know you could ... Continue


You’re Only One Song Away

May 10, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Cari Cole

 

 

So you may have heard it said (or not), but the truth about your success in music is only one song away. All you really need is that one song to make your mark.

And sadly, it’s so easy to get lost in the chatter out there and think that marketing and branding are the key to ... Continue


Smart Musician Strategy 3-Part Training Series

Jul 22, 2014

by Cari Cole

 

It’s not enough to release a record thinking that the music on its own will build your brand, it won’t. Marketing will. But even when you have a good marketing skills and a well established social media presence, social media followers are at best non-committal and flakey when it comes to real support and forking ... Continue


Turning Pain Into Triumph: Lessons From Maya Angelou

Jun 03, 2014 | 3 Comments

by Cari Cole

 

Today’s article is about what happens when you take your pain and turn it into triumph. It is my honoring of the recent passing of one of the world’s greatest teachers, leader and activists ever: Maya Angelou.

 

With the recent loss of 2 major visionaries, Nelson Mandela and now Maya Angelou, it’s a call, more ... Continue


Do You Need An Editor?

Sep 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

by Cari Cole

 

 

Okay so, you may or may not know this, but most of us have an editor. Musicians, bands, authors, entrepreneurs – any brand out there exists because of a team of editors who in different ways, play a role in the process of selection – and elimination. Wikipedia says: “Editing is the process of ... Continue


Releasing Your Record: It’s More Than Sales

Sep 03, 2013

by Cari Cole

 

 

There’s been a question in the air for a while now about whether the record 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.

Here’s what happens ... Continue


5 Secrets To Make Your Voice Sound Better

Sep 26, 2012 | 231 Comments

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


Singers: 5 Ways To Stop Shredding Your Vocal Cords

Apr 10, 2012 | 6 Comments

by Cari Cole

Do you ever wonder why singers get vocal problems and how to avoid them for yourself? Who wants to lose their voice and worse, end up having surgery? Does it happen to everyone eventually or can it be avoided? And doesn’t that just freak the bejesus out of you? It should.

It’s not so easy to be out on ... Continue