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


The Musicians Troublesome Trifecta: Solving Modern Music Dilemmas

Jul 27, 2016

By Cari Cole

 

 

Musicians and music artists are a unique breed. Besides being creative right brainiacs with bigger brains than regular folk (that’s what they say), musicians live lives pretty much solely of passion — and a big tolerance for the salty atmosphere they usually get tossed around in.

From desensitized club owners or booking agents who make money from their ... Continue


Singers & Songwriters: How to Win Over Your Audience At Every Performance

Jun 22, 2016

 

 

by Cari Cole

 

 

Every performer has good days and bad days. It’s par for the course. However, the goal of any superstar or rising star, is that even on bad days, you still can rock the stage.

And that’s a tall order when your voice punks out on you, or you’ve got personal stuff to deal with, or maybe your label ... Continue


Vocal Shop Talk: Top 10 Most Asked Questions & Their Solutions

May 31, 2016

 

 

by Cari Cole

 

 

 

Singers have it tough. You’re supposed to be “born with it” or you might as well forget it. That’s the message out there. Kinda leaves very little room for improvement, don’t you think?

And so you do a quick Google search on how to hit better high notes, but the info you get doesn’t really help? Maybe ... 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


When It Comes to Vocal Range, Does Size Really Matter?

Apr 12, 2016 | 2 Comments

By Cari Cole

You know it’s funny how everyone thinks more is better. When it comes to singing, range matters, but maybe not as much as you think, or not in the way that you think.

Truth is, there are many well known singers out there that get along just fine without a ton of range, and then there are ... Continue


10 Ways to Keep Your Voice From Quitting On You, Right Now

Mar 09, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Cari Cole

You’ve got a great gig or an important recording session. You’ve warmed up, downed a boatload of water, stocked up on 5 kinds of throat spray, gargled with salt water and honey a million times (and mistakenly swallowed some .. gross.) You’ve stayed home while you’re friends were out having fun, abstained from alcohol and pizza, crossed your ... 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


Going Pro: 6 Essential Steps of Artist Development for All Musicians

Jan 12, 2016 | 3 Comments

by 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 recently 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, ... 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