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The Beginner’s Guide To The Gospel Music Industry

If you are aspiring to be a part of the gospel music industry as an executive or an artist, this book will be a great read for you. Monica Coates is a seasoned industry veteran that has guided the careers of gospel music artists such as Joanne Rosario, Fred Hammond, and Hezekiah Walker.

She has experience in artist management, publicity, radio promotions, and A&R. You will find her book to be an honest and thorough look at how the gospel music industry works and what you need to possess to be successful.

One aspect of the book that got my attention right away was her emphasis on taking the time to find out what your true purpose and calling is. After the introduction, you will see a short chapter on “Calling Versus Gifts and Talents”. She does a great job of explaining the difference and imploring the reader to remember that God is for us and has a plan for each of our lives. She supports this statement with one of my favorite scriptures: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

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