Hit Men: Power Brokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Business

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Vintage Books, 1991 - Business & Economics - 407 pages
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Copiously researched and documented,†Hit Men†is the highly controversial portrait of the pop music industry in all its wild, ruthless glory: the insatiable greed and ambition; the enormous egos; the fierce struggles for profits and power; the vendettas, rivalries, shakedowns, and payoffs. Chronicling the evolution of America's largest music labels from the Tin Pan Alley days to the present day, Fredric Dannen examines in depth the often venal, sometimes illegal dealings among the assorted hustlers and kingpins who rule over this multi-billion-dollar business.†

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User Review  - CatEllington - LibraryThing

Oh, the protection, by way of bodyguards, that Frederic Dannen needed after releasing this ruthless exposť... The TRUTH about the music industry, and a must-read if you've an interest in it. Five stars! Read full review

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User Review  - NightShadow - LibraryThing

Backstabbing, manupulation, money, power, sex, parties, drugs, Clive Davis, David Geffen, Walter Yenikkof, and so much more. . . By FAR one of the best books I've read. This is like a movie styled ... Read full review

Contents

THE DEPUTY AND THE PRESIDENT
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PART FOUR THE DEPUTY AND THE PRESIDENT CONTIMUED
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Dick and Walter
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Fredric Dannen was a co-recipient of the Overseas Press Club's 1986 Morton Frank Award for business reporting from abroad. His articles have appeared in†The New York Times,†Vanity Fair,†Institutional Investor,†Rolling Stone, and†Barron's. He received the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award for†Hit Men.

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