What Do Labels, Publishers & Industry Pros Look For In An Artist, Songwriter Or Employee?

  • Vince Wilcox Esq.
  • Artist
  • Entertainment Attorney
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Getting signed, getting a publishing deal or even just getting a job in the music industry is the dream of countless people of all ages. The truth is, there are opportunities everywhere if 1) you know how to find out about them, and 2) you have everything it takes to do the job.

In this video, Vince Wilcox Esq., shares what record labels, managers, publishers and other music businesses look for in the artists, songwriters or employees they sign or work with.


What Vince Explains In This Video

Be Extraordinary

It's always beneficial to stans out from the crowd in some way to get attention. 

Top Skills & Abilities

Learn what the most sought after skills and abilities are. 

Work Ethic

Understand that your strong work ethic will get you the attention you are seeking.

Fan Base

For artists, having a solid fan base and a true connection with them speaks loudly.

Hungry To Learn

Find out how important it is to be teachable or coachable. 

Personal Character

Your personal attitude, ethics etc. directly impacts your being referred for roles.
About The EXPERT

Vince Wilcox Esq.

Vince Wilcox is an entertainment attorney, assistant professor, and author. For the past four decades, he’s been active in virtually every aspect of the Nashville music scene, including serving as a label VP of marketing, VP of sales & distribution, general manager for an online publishing company, and co-founder of a successful artist & tour management company. Along the way, he spent five years writing, recording, and touring as an award-winning, chart-topping artist.

In addition to the video content he’s created for Cartne, Wilcox has authored two essential music business books:

How to Make a Living in the Music Business

A comprehensive, practical, hands-on text that answers hundreds of questions about Making & Marketing Records, Songwriting & Publishing, and Artist Management & Booking. It’s become an essential companion for the aspiring artist or music business executive.

CLICK HERE to read reviews and get your copy in paperback or Kindle format.

Introduction to Music Industry Law

A layperson’s guide to how the legal system works to protect the interests of songwriters, artists, labels, publishers, managers, and booking agents. This is an invaluable resource for anyone signing a contract or wanting to enforce their legal rights as an entertainer or music businessperson.

CLICK HERE to read reviews and to get your copy in paperback or Kindle format.

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