Glitter & Grit



THE must-read music industry book of 2022

Glitter & Grit® is the book every creative person needs and can relate to.


Glitter & Grit is the gritty, raw story of a creative person who won’t give up or give into the constant challenges, setbacks, and betrayals that come with trying to build a career out of her creativity. It’s the terrifying and thrilling ride of her career path, successes and failures, stories, and advice to help you reach your true potential. 

Startup founder, investor, and music industry executive, Paula Moore, set out to innovate the music industry. Moore’s story inspires creatives everywhere while showing them what it takes to be a creative success at any career stage. It’s more than a book of advice and quotes – it’s the untold stories, the real-life events no one wants to share, about the costs of trying to make it as both a creative person and an executive in a cutthroat industry. 

Trust your instincts and follow your gut. Play to your strengths, learn from your mistakes, and know when to break a few of the traditional rules. This witty account gives honest advice on how to treat your career like a creative house and build it from the ground up. It might look great decked out in glitter, but it needs grit to be greater


Founder and creator Paula Moore was the first female A&R research executive in the music industry. During her time as an executive at two major label groups, she built the industry’s first A&R research platform, connecting A&R executive staff, scouts, artists, and data. Today, she is still the only female senior level A&R research executive with IP assets. Paula continues to innovate the music industry and is the founder and CEO of GREATERTHAN, a platform for creative professionals exploring opportunities for success through content, community, and curated research.