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Via WWL TV

Now, a decade after leaving Sony Music Entertainment, Tommy Mottola tells his story in a new book, “Hitmaker: The Man and His Music.” He apologizes for the fallout from his marriage to Mariah Carey. He explains the label’s behind-the-scenes support for Michael Jackson as the singer’s life and career took one strange turn after another. And he traces the arc of the music business as it evolved over the course of his lifetime — from Elvis to the iPod.

As a label executive, Mottola made it a point to stay out of reporters’ notebooks. But as an author, he didn’t shy from the topics longtime industry watchers are interested in — though he threw away two versions of the book he hated before finding a groove he was comfortable with.



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