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. Whether you’re an artist, industry wannabe, student, or educator, you’ll find this book 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
This is, quite simply, the best “How To” book I’ve ever encountered for someone wanting to get into the music business. I have no doubt this will become a standard textbook used by many Music Business departments at universities across North America. More importantly, whether they can afford a college degree or not, it will become the best reference tool for anyone wanting to learn more of the ins-and-outs of music entertainment.
— Mark Hollingsworth Dir. of Radio Marketing at Compassion International; former manager of Petra, Steve Taylor, Sixpence None the Richer, and Smalltown Poets
Incredibly well done. This is a helpful and straightforward look into all things music business. Thorough and easily consumable. I wish I had this as a tool 16 years ago.
— Josh Petersen Music City Artist Management
I recommend this book for anyone who wants to be a professional singer, a marketing executive, write songs, work in management, or any other careers within the music industry. Others have come and gone but Vince is one of the music professionals who has made it a long-term career and still lives his work!
— Donna VanLiere NY Times & USA Today best-selling author
The book is full of useful advice to help artists and industry professionals succeed. Wilcox is an attorney, director of the music business program at Trevecca Nazarene University, and GM of an online church music company.
— Ramona DeSalvo, Esq. entertainment attorney
Wilcox's book is a must-have for aspiring professionals in the music business. It's packed with great information, well-organized, and user-friendly. The author has the unique experience of having been a professional songwriter, music publisher, artist manager, and entertainment attorney, giving this book the perspective of someone who has done time in all the various the trenches of the music business.
— Robert Sterling Dove award-winning songwriter, arranger and producer
I’ve been out of the music business for 25 years, but after two or three pages of Vince’s compendium, it was like I’d never left. He had nailed it. As president of a music company that signed artists, songwriters, sold recorded and printed music, it was a constant challenge to get and keep my arms around it all. I wish I had had this book in those first few years.
— Jerry Park, former president The Benson Company