Hottest New Artist ®

How to Succeed in the Music Industry

Young Adult - Non-Fiction
216 Pages
Reviewed on 03/23/2014
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Author Biography

PDS Entertainment LLC is a media entertainment company that's all about the business of promoting Independent artists.


PDS was founded in 2009 by Paul Spencer, who is the acting president and CEO. Paul was independent country songwriter, who worked with acts such as Glen Campbell, The Kitty Wells Band and others in the 90's, followed by many other endeavors before he went on to start this American record label and publishing company.


PDS provides many services for musicians of all genres, including but not limited to hosting radio shows, live events, international contests, publishing, and the production & sale of entertainment media.


    Book Review

Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite

Hottest New Artist: How to Succeed in the Music Industry by PDS Entertainment LLC is a guide on how to survive and succeed in the music industry. The book is intended to equip artists, both new and established, with the knowledge that will guide them on the journey to success. The author uses several techniques to show you how to avoid the common mistakes that usually lead to frustration and the eventual demise of many music careers, and help you save time and money. The book also prepares the reader for the battle ahead - the music industry is tough and competition is tight; one needs to be ready to take on the fight and have the emotional commitment to overcome the inevitable challenges. It looks at the music industry then and now. To help you understand the journey you are embarking on, the book includes some industry success stories to show you how those different artists made it and the lessons you can learn from them. It also shows you the business and technical side of the industry so you are well equipped for your music career.

Hottest New Artist gives a 360 degree view of the music industry and equips you with the necessary knowledge you need to survive in this very dynamic industry and come out on top. The book is comprehensive, going into detail to show the technical, business, and emotional sides of the industry and all the stakeholders that will make or break your career. Yet the author manages to keep it simple, easy to follow, and very practical. By equipping you with the necessary knowledge, the book puts you in a unique position so you can make well thought out plans and informed decisions. This is a book from an industry insider, Paul D. Spencer, President-CEO PDS Entertainment LLC, with very many years of experience and this comes out clearly throughout the book. This book would be useful to someone just looking to enter the industry or one already in the industry but looking to give their career a push in the right direction.