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Make a living in the music business.

the ultimate online course to build your creative career

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THE QUINTESSENTIAL MUSIC BUSINESS RESOURCE!

I worked in the music business for over 50 years. This book is a must read for ANYONE who needs critical information on how to succeed. Discover the pathway through the music industry and how to make well-informed decisions for your benefit.

—Eddie DeGarmo, president Capitol CMG Publishing (retired) and founding member of DeGarmo & Key

A MUST-HAVE REFERENCE TOOL!

This has really connected the dots for my understanding of how things work in the music business. Vince’s heart for teaching, legal expertise, and wealth of knowledge are all packaged into this excellent resource—a must-have reference tool!

—Christi Stills, composer, instrumentalist, and recording artist

THE BEST MUSIC BIZ “HOW TO” RESOURCE EVER

This is, quite simply, the best “how to” book I’ve ever encountered for someone wanting to get into the music business. This will become a trusted reference tool for anyone wanting to learn the ins-and-outs of music entertainment.

 

—Mark Hollingsworth, dir. of radio marketing at Compassion International/former artist manager

More than 60,000 new tracks are uploaded to Spotify every day...

Success requires more than raw talent and being in the right place at the right time, you'll also need tremendous discipline, knowledge, and insight. What sets you apart?

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Learn the business from a 40-year industry veteran and his colleagues. 

This is the most comprehensive, current, and practical resource on the music industry—and it's taught by an entertainment attorney who's worked in virtually every part of the business as a sales & marketing executive, songwriter & publisher, artist manager, and award-winning recording artist. 

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MAKING & MARKETING RECORDS 
  • How the Record Business Works
  • Understanding Record Label Contracts
  • The Process of Making Records
  • Successfully Marketing & Promoting Music
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SONGWRITING & PUBLISHING
  • What Makes a Great Song
  • What Makes a Great Songwriter
  • Publishing License Revenue
  • Publishing Company Operations
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MANAGING & BOOKING ARTISTS 
  • The Artist & Management Team
  • Artist Management Contracts
  • Live Performance Income Streams
  • Developing an Artist Management Plan
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If you're an aspiring artist, musician, producer, or manager...

Step 1

Pick the course that's perfect for you. 

Step 2

Watch the videos & take the quizzes. 

Step 3

Put what you've learned into action! 

"Whether you’re an artist, industry wannabe, student, or educator, you’ll find this course helpful in getting you on the right track to truly making a living in the music business."

Steven Potaczek  award-winning producer, songwriter, and educator

Practical, Actionable Steps

The resource is organized into three modules: 1) Making & Marketing Records, 2) Writing & Publishing Songs, and 3) Managing & Booking Artists, with each module divided into subsections by topic. Each topic contains answers to dozens of practical questions, starting with the basics and moving logically to more complicated concepts.  

By a Music Business Expert

With more than four decades working in almost every aspect of Nashville's music scene—attorney, educator, and industry professional Vince Wilcox lays out the basics of the business in a way that’s engaging and inspiring. 

 

Designed for Your Success

Whether you’re an aspiring artist, songwriter, publisher, producer, or businessperson, this book is designed to help you make a living in the music business by giving you the knowledge, insight, and power to make successful career choices. 

"Where was this resource when I first came to Nashville? Vince Wilcox has obviously been around, participated in, and researched every facet of this business to assemble a much-needed resource for newbies as well as seasoned veterans."

—Michael Sykes, award-winning musician, songwriter, artist, and  producer

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