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5 Fatal Mistakes Musicians Must Stop Making

 

By Cari Cole

 

It’s an exciting time in music for indies. If you’ve got a team, some money and some muscle. But many indies don’t. And this is a big problem. It’s also a time of mounting frustrations. The record…

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Songwriting Shop Talk: Deep Diving and Mining for Gold

By Cari Cole

 

 

 

It’s that time of year again that we host another one of our popular Signature Songwriting Circles. Songwriters, artists, music producers and creators come together to co-write 26 songs in 26 weeks. Not something most songwriters (unless…

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6 Signs You Will Succeed In Music

 

 

 

By Cari Cole

 

 

 

 

Mastering the music machine is no easy feat. It’s wracked with riddles, potholes and — a plethora of snake-charmers and charlatans along the way. Rick Barker (Taylor Swift’s ex-manager) just called out a guy acting as if…

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The Misplaced Musician: Don’t Miss Your Calling

 

 

By Cari Cole

 

Every day, amidst the hustle and bustle of the music industry, I come across handfuls of super talented artists — who should be out there more than they are. It’s painful actually. It reminds me of my…

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4 Things About the Music Business That Will Change Everything

By Cari Cole

 

 

The music industry has, and still does, operate mostly behind closed doors. Perhaps from not wanting to reveal their secrets or new strategies to competitors, or being just too darn busy carving a path for their artists…

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The Musicians Troublesome Trifecta: Solving Modern Music Dilemmas

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…