Hitmaker

The Man and His Music
By Tommy Mottola (Audiobook, 2013)
Much has been written about Tommy Mottola, one of the most powerful, visionary, and successful executives in the history of the music industry. He discovered, developed and launched the careers of many superstars, including Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Estefan, and is credited with creating the "Latin Explosion." He has had the privilege of working alongside Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Barbara Streisand, the Dixie Chicks, Pearl Jam, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, and Ozzy Osbourne, amongst other music giants. This is his story--a story of the modern music industry, from Elvis to the iPod--through the eyes of the man who made much of it happen.

HITMAKER recounts how a kid from the Bronx--and a college dropout--became one of the music industry's most creative and controversial CEOs. For the first time, Tommy lays bare the facts behind the most sensational aspects of his life, such as being married to and developing the career of Mariah Carey, managing Michael Jackson's emotional ups and downs, and the power struggle with his onetime boss and mentor Walter Yetnikoff. HITMAKER will take you inside this world of power, money, and fame as he recounts the fascinating dealings with countless icons, and what it was like to be at the top when the business suddenly changed.

Tommy's story is one that will never be duplicated--and here it is, in his own voice, for the first time.
  • Hachette Audio
    • Format: Audiobook

    • Price: $26.98 US/$29.98 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781611135466

    • On Sale Date: 01/29/2013

    • Publisher: Hachette Audio

    • Imprint: Grand Central Publishing

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book, Audiobook

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Much has been written about Tommy Mottola, one of the most powerful, visionary, and successful executives in the history of the music industry. He discovered, developed and launched the careers of many superstars, including Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Estefan, and is credited with creating the "Latin Explosion." He has had the privilege of working alongside Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Barbara Streisand, the Dixie Chicks, Pearl Jam, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, and Ozzy Osbourne, amongst other music giants. This is his story--a story of the modern music industry, from Elvis to the iPod--through the eyes of the man who made much of it happen.

HITMAKER recounts how a kid from the Bronx--and a college dropout--became one of the music industry's most creative and controversial CEOs. For the first time, Tommy lays bare the facts behind the most sensational aspects of his life, such as being married to and developing the career of Mariah Carey, managing Michael Jackson's emotional ups and downs, and the power struggle with his onetime boss and mentor Walter Yetnikoff. HITMAKER will take you inside this world of power, money, and fame as he recounts the fascinating dealings with countless icons, and what it was like to be at the top when the business suddenly changed.

Tommy's story is one that will never be duplicated--and here it is, in his own voice, for the first time.

Tommy Mottola is one of the most high-profile executives in the history of the music industry. He discovered and nurtured into fame countless successful musicians including Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Mark Anthony, Ricky Martin and Shakira. He is also credited with jump-starting the careers of Hall & Oates, John Mellencamp, Billy Joel, Carly Simon, Michael Bolton, New Kids on the Block, Pearl Jam, Oasis, Harry Connick Jr, Will Smith, Rage Against the Machine, the Dixie Chicks, Beyonce, Lindsay Lohan and Usher, as well as reviving Bob Dylan's career, bringing Bruce Springsteen from cult obscurity to superstardom, and making Celine Dion's Titanic theme the runaway hit that it was. Besides his larger-than-life career, Mottola's private life has also consistenly been front page fodder for the tabloids.

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  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $26.98 US/$29.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 720
  • ISBN-13: 9781611135466
  • On Sale Date: 01/29/2013
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