A and R

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Random House, 2000 - Fiction - 342 pages
14 Reviews

The business of A&R (artists and repertoire) people at a record company is to sign new acts and nurture their careers, and lately no one in the industry has been hotter than Jim Cantone. Now the big time calls, and Jim accepts an offer to become head of A&R at industry giant WorldWide Records, founded and still run by the legendary maverick Wild Bill DeGaul. Little by little, though, it dawns on Jim that he has walked into a vipers' nest, and he must choose between picking up a dagger in a bloody palace coup against DeGaul or standing by him and losing everything.

Never before in fiction has the music business been so thoroughly nailed, but A&R is as much Julius Caesar as it is The Player: for all its great wit and dead-on insider texture, it's as wise about human nature as it is about one very dysfunctional industry.

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Ok. Some interesting insights into music industry. - Goodreads
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Story line and plot turns felt a li ttle forced. - Goodreads

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Ok. Some interesting insights into music industry. Story line and plot turns felt a li ttle forced. Writing quality acceptabl enot great. Read full review

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Fun look at the record business in the last days of its traditional (pre-internet) model, as seen through the eyes of a rising executive. Good pacing, interesting storyline. It's not highbrow ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
21
Section 2
32
Section 3
47
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Bill Flanagan is the author of Written in My Soul, a collection of conversations with songwriters, and U2 at the End of the World. He is senior vice president and editorial direc-tor of VH1. Flanagan has written for Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, Spy, and many other publications. He lives in New York City with his wife and three children.

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