New PDF release: Anything for a Hit: An A&R Woman's Story of Surviving the

ISBN-10: 0912777915

ISBN-13: 9780912777917

Dorothy Carvello is familiar with all concerning the tune biz. She used to be the 1st girl A&R government at Atlantic documents, and one of many few within the room at RCA and Columbia. yet earlier than that, she used to be secretary to Ahmet Ertegun, Atlantic's notorious president, who signed acts like Aretha Franklin and Led Zeppelin, negotiated distribution offers with Mick Jagger, and further Neil younger to Crosby, Stills & Nash. The tales she tells concerning the kingmakers of the song biz are outrageous, however it is her sinuous friendship with Ahmet that frames her narrative. He was once notoriously abusive, sexually harassing Dorothy every day, or even fracturing her arm at a Skid Row live performance. nonetheless, while he neared his finish, unhappy and by myself, Dorothy had no hatred towards him—only a wierd type of loyalty.

Carvello unearths the following that instead of folding below the abuse and strain, she flipped the script and confirmed Ertegun and each different guy who attempted to regulate her girl will be simply as keen to do what it takes to get a success. Never-before-heard tales approximately artists like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Steven Tyler, Bon Jovi, INXS, Marc Anthony, and lots of extra make this e-book a must-read for a person searching for the genuine tales on what it takes for a lady to make it in a male-dominated industry.

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