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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Hit Men is the shocking, highly controversial expose of the venality, greed, and corruption of many of the assorted kingpins and hustlers who rule over the music industry. "A sobering, blunt, and unusually well-observed depiction of the sometimes sordid inner workings of the music business."--Billboard. 4 pages of photographs.Review:
"A squalidly compelling study of the murky, ill-regulated and shark-infested waters of the American music biz." -- The Guardian, 28 June 2003
....the best book ever written about the business side of the music industry. -- Music Week, June, 2003
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Book Description Vintage, London, 1991. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st of This Edition. 411 pages with b/w photo section. A firm straight clean book. Bookseller Inventory # 029243
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