Hitmaker: The Man and His Music
Much has been written about Tommy Mottola, one of themost powerful, visionary, and successful executives in the historyof the music industry. He discovered, developed and launched thecareers of many superstars, including Mariah Carey, Celine Dion,Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Estefan, and is credited withcreating 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 OzzyOsbourne, amongst other music giants. This is his story—a story ofthe modern music industry, from Elvis to the iPod—through the eyesof the man who made much of it happen.HITMAKER recounts how a kid from the Bronx—and a collegedropout—became one of the music industry's most creative andcontroversial CEOs. For the first time, Tommy lays bare the factsbehind the most sensational aspects of his life, such as beingmarried to and developing the career of Mariah Carey, managingMichael Jackson's emotional ups and downs, and the power strugglewith his onetime boss and mentor Walter Yetnikoff. HITMAKER willtake you inside this world of power, money, and fame as he recountsthe fascinating dealings with countless icons, and what it was liketo be at the top when the business suddenly changed.Tommy's story is one that will never be duplicated—and here itis, in his own voice, for the first time.