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How to Make a Living in the Music Business

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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.

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

 

BEST MUSIC INDUSTRY BOOK I’VE READ!

I LOVE this book! It’s an easy read. I love the way Vince breaks down the different areas of the industry and makes it so informative.

—Ken Harding, New Haven Records

 

TEXTBOOK & CAREER REFERENCE ALL-IN-ONE

I’m not saying you can’t be successful without this book, but it sure makes getting there a whole lot easier.

—Michael Smith, Michael Smith & Associates artist management

 

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

 

IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO BUY ONE MUSIC BUSINESS BOOK, BUY THIS ONE

If you’re searching for the best music business reference tool on the market, you’ve found it. Everything you need to know from making recordings, songwriting, publishing, artist management and more is available between the covers in an easy-to-read format. And it’s all easily explained with real-life examples.

—Regi Stone, worship leader, songwriter & recording artist 

 

THE PERFECT INTRODUCTION

Vince Wilcox has lived the highs and lows of a long and fruitful career in the music industry. His new book is a great go-to for newbies and seasoned veterans alike.

—Chris Hauser, veteran radio promoter

 

FULL OF USEFUL ADVICE

The book is full of useful advice to help artists and industry professionals succeed.

—Ramona DeSalvo, Esq., Nashville entertainment attorney

 

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

 

EXCELLENT READ!

Vince hasn’t just learned these principles in a classroom or read them in books. Rather, he’s experienced every level of the music business.

—Don Pardoe, indie songwriter & recording artist

 

PRACTICAL & USEFUL INSIGHTS

A must-have for aspiring professionals in the music business. It’s packed with great information, well-organized, and user-friendly.

—Robert Sterling, award-winning writer, arranger & producer

 

A “MUST READ” FOR ANYONE IN MUSIC

A much-needed book, not only for “newbies” but for seasoned veterans as well. Where was this book when I first came to Nashville in 1977?

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

 

IF YOU BUY ONE BOOK ON THE MUSIC BUSINESS, BUT THIS ONE!

Most of the music and record business books I’ve bought down through the years weren’t worth the paper upon which they’re printed. This one, however, is a “how to” resource that’s truly worth its weight in gold!

—David Bunker, Visible Music College, Madison Line Records

 

THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO MAKING IT IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS SINCE DONALD PASSMAN’S BOOK

Vince tackles every known issue that songwriters, artists and music business executives might have and gives simple, clear information, examples and explanations to be successful in the music business.

—Eric Nordhoff, WritingWorship.co

 

CERTAIN TO BE A REQUIRED TEXTBOOK

Should be required reading for anyone hoping to start a career in the business in any capacity.

—Jonas Applegate, show coordinator at Outback Presents Concerts

 

A VETERAN LOOKS AT A COMPLEX INDUSTRY

This book will be a valuable asset to anyone beginning the journey or a veteran that still has questions and may need a little encouragement.

—Allan Hardin, music industry veteran

 

TRUSTWORTHY & CLEAR

This book gives clarity to the brave souls who dare to offer their creative gems to the world and make money doing it.

—Kim McLean, Nashville songwriter, publisher & educator

 

ESSENTIAL READING FOR ANY SERIOUS MUSICIAN

Vince Wilcox is one of the few people truly qualified to write a book of this magnitude. He’s been an artist, songwriter, worked at several record labels, owned a management company with top acts, and is a licensed attorney. Not only that, he's a great guy and a fantastic writer.

—Steven Potaczek, award-winning producer, songwriter, songwriter & educator

 

INCREDIBLY WELL DONE

Helpful and straightforward, thorough, and easily consumable. I wish I had this tool 16 years ago.

—Josh Petersen, Music City Artist Management

 

I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK

…to anyone who wants to be a professional singer, marketing exec, writer, or artist manager!

—Donna VanLiere, NYT & USA Today best-selling author

 

A GREAT RESOURCE 

This book takes you through a thoughtful and thorough progression of just about everything you need to know about how the industry works.

—Lorie Marsh, music publisher & educator

 

A UNIQUE AND VALUABLE RESOURCE

His person examples of marketing, publishing, record-making, management, and booking make this book a valuable resource.

—Alex MacDougall, music industry veteran & educator

 

THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON THE MUSIC BUSINESS

With a focus on explaining how to live and work in the music business and actually make a living, this new book explains every aspect of the music business in a clear and comprehensive way….this book should be added to your library as it will become a major resource for you! 

—Les Stoltzfus, Think Management

 

COMPREHENSIVE & READABLE

I am amazed at the breadth and depth of Vince’s knowledge. His lifetime of experience makes him uniquely suited to write this book. If you are just getting started or have been in the music business for years, this will be an invaluable resource for your success.

—Ron Ferguson

 

INVALUABLE RESOURCE!

I've been involved in the music industry for 30+ years and I have never come across a more comprehensive and complete informational resource on the music business. There is nothing easy about the music business, but this book would certainly give anyone a valuable head start.

—J. Huddart

 

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE THAT READS AS EASY AS A NOVEL

I've been out of the music business for 25 years, but 2 or 3 pages into Vince's compendium, it was like I'd never left. He has nailed it. It was all I could do as president of a music company that included artists, songwriters and printed music to get my arms around the business. I wish I had had this book at the beginning of that process. Brilliant and endlessly useful.

—Jerry P. Park

 

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