Artists with Every Opportunity
to be Successful
Victor McLean brings the sum of his experiences and relationships to create and manage a new and innovative services and IP Management company to serve musicians and performers in today's and tomorrow's music industry and multi-media world.
We undoubtedly will hear a lot more about the musicianship of V3, Leonard Thompson and M.A.N.D.A.T.E. Records including Men 4 Christ, Steven Seagal, PRO2CALL, Freedom Underground, Lindsey Brier, Joey Stuckey, NYR, Barbara Rosene, Mamiko Watanabe, Atiim Chenzira, Cory Felton, Cloud of Sound, Rohan Reid, Shaun Fisher, Eric Swinderman, Rolando Morales, etc. and the many more indie labels and individual artists that will join the Virtuoso Music and Distribution and its subsidiaries, i.e. Virtuoso Gospel, Virtuoso Christmas Music, Virtuoso Live! (Booking services), and our rapidly growing organization.
Vic McLean gained experience in launching and providing opportunities for success at, Verve, Navarre, WEA and the Universal Music Group and his projects always flourished.
In the past, artists that benefitted from Mr. McLean's quiet devotion, innovative initiatives, and encouragement, included George Duke, Mary J Blige, KC & JoJo, Cash Money, Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Avant, Al Jarreau, George Benson, New Edition, Diana Krall, BB King, Bob James, Erykah Badu, Anita Baker, Chico DeBarge, Take 6, Blackstreet, Gerald Levert, Silk, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jesse Powell, Prince, Rahsaan Patterson, Rhino Smooth Grooves (I-IV) Keith Sweat, Bobby Lyle, Brian McKnight, MC Lyte, Bobby Lyle, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Roy Ayers, Big Tymers, History of Jazz, BG, Joe Sample, Juvenile, 8 Ball & MJG, Hot Boys, Busta Rhymes, L'il Wayne, Ol Dirty Bastard, Nelly, Ying Yang Twins, Rakim, Roy Ayers, Raphael Saadiq, Dwight Yokum, Common, Everything But The Girl, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Tori Amos, Tevin Campbell, Kirk Franklin, God's Property, Trin-I-Tee,5:7, Donnie McClurkin, Chris Rock, Jerky Boys, Blackstreet, Limp Bizkit, Smashmouth, Godsmack, Mint Condition, and Dave Hollister.
Verve Music Group Magazine Cover featuring "Super Hero" Victor McLean
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012, a cappella gospel/jazz vocal group Take 6 returns with One, a new album on Shanachie that debuted at No. 15 on Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart. While in Miami for a performance, the 10-time Grammy Award-winning act dropped by local R&B/hip-hop station WEDR. Pictured are (from left) Take 6’s Kristian Dentley, Mark Kibble and Alvin Chea; Virtuoso Music & Distribution President/CEO Vic McLean; and Take 6’s Claude McKnight, David Thomas and Joel Kibble.
Erika Badu (center) with Victor McLean (far right)
Chris Rock (center) with Victor McLean (left)
In short, there is a wealth of experience, know-how, and a golden rolodex of great relationships in radio, retail, distribution, venues, songwriters and stellar musicians available. His quiet way of focusing on the end result has earned him respect in the industry and has brought his artists successes that far exceeded initial expectations.
Vic McLean believes that artist development must start and end with the artist. "It is my job to encourage the artists and foster an environment in which their abilities improve and evolve. The Virtuoso Music and Distribution team's focus is on increasing the audience, the distribution, and the quality of their bookings. We are focused to increase audiences' exposure to their musicianship."
Vic McLean states that he is committed to furthering his artists' music, as well as building an ongoing foundation for their long-term success. "My many years in music marketing and music sales are important to assist the artists with their goal to make a healthy living making music. Virtuoso Music and Distribution and all our partner companies are also fully committed to assisting them individually, to shine as artists and as people."
Virtuoso Music and Distribution is focused on musicians that have the skill and the commitment to music that will allow them to become great performers. We focus on those whose art will be celebrated throughout the ages.
Virtuoso Music and Distribution encompasses all the services needed to establish an artist's professional career. We provide Marketing, Promotion, Sales, Distribution & Artist Development, Full Service Label & Distribution Functions, Consultation, Concert, Festival and Event Performance opportunities.
Since 2008, Vic McLean has also worked with music media including Jazziz and Jazz Inside through writing (Jazz Inside) and marketing (Jazziz). His interviews and articles and his events with Jazz Celebrities are well received.
Victor M. McLean, Chairman & CEO, can be reached via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Director/Assistant Professor
Arts Presenting & Live Entertainment Management
Letter of Endorsement: University of Miami - Philip and Patricia Frost School of Music
I have known music entertainment industry veteran Vic McLean for 5+ years. He is a former Universal Music executive who has promoted, marketed and distributed multiple genres of music, including Gospel, Jazz, Urban and Hip Hop. He’s participated on my gospel industry panels at my national entertainment conferences over the years and is highly knowledgeable about the whole scope of music entertainment, from A&R through digital distribution. As a consultant on Gospel projects, he has taken little-known artists and created a national awareness of their projects and put them on a whole new level, just as he has worked with more established artists and raised their platforms even higher in the digital-download music world we live in. I have found Vic to be trustworthy, honest, and reliable, and he approaches each project with passion. Any arrangement you create with him will surely benefit all parties involved.
Lin. Wood, Gospel Entertainment/Family Entertainment Editor
of the on line urban entertainment industry publication, urbannetwork.com