Former head of Sony Music, Tommy Mottola, will release The Last Starmaker in 2012, a memoir about his rise to the top.
A friend of Mottola said:
"It's time to tell his story. The music industry is virtually over. Cream will always rise to the top. But the days of starmaking are over. Kids today only want one song, not the album, and they don't know who the artist is."
He will reveal how Walter Yetnikoff brought him into CBS Records, and then turned on Tommy after he self-destructed and lost his job.
And he's also set the record straight that he was not jealous and possessive over Mariah Carey during their marriage. He recently told a friend, "150 [Carey] albums later, my answer is, 'Kiss my behind.' "
According to a source, Mariah came from a "confusing upbringing. Sudden success is enough to intoxicate anybody and to distort the perception of anybody and anything around them."
He will also tell the story of how he signed Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez and then found a duet for them, which began their love affair.
A chapter of the book explains how he strong-armed the Grammys to have Ricky Martin perform, telling producers, "We're going to pull everyone off the show unless Ricky gets to sing."
Amazing. Can't wait to hear the juicy details!
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