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Jay Wilcox: Making A Career In Music (Podcast EP.7)

In this episode I speak with musician, producer and creative director Jay Wilcox. Jay has built up an impressive track record and reputation for his ability to produce spectacular, yet intimate live music events. We speak about the highs and realities of the music industry, how he turned it into a career and his experiences working with musicians like Bruno Mars, Kelis and Roni Size.

Topics discussed include:

  • How he went from pursuing a law career to a career in music and lessons learned
  • Jay Wilcox as a producer, creative director, musician and what he enjoys the most
  • Career highlights to date – working with emerging talent like Zak Abel and internationally established artists like Kelis, Roni Size and Bruno Mars
  • Early influences, mentors and support
  • Great advice his mum gave him about the music industry
  • The realities and struggles of a career in music (money, working with labels, being taken for granted, big egos, the sacrifices, pressure)
  • Trends that Jay Wilcox is seeing and what he predicts for the future in the music industry
  • Top tips for those who want a career in music


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Links Mentioned:

Jay Wilcox Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jaywilcoxthat1/ & https://www.instagram.com/rcrdshopuk/

Jay Wilcox Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/4gaaEK1N5YwOcP3mjJAsjw

Recent Jay Wilcox produced music – https://umamusic.com/mike-houghs-broke-smashes-straight-into-the-itunes-chart/
Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir7QjR5DRQc

A few artists mentioned that Jay has produced or provided live music direction for on tours etc:

Kelis – http://www.iamkelis.com/

Roni Size – http://www.ronisize.net/bio/

Contact Jay: Studio19bookings@gmail.com