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Tommy Mottola Tells All!

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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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15 comments to “Tommy Mottola Tells All!”



  1. 1

    I love how record execs are all saying the bs about people wanting "one song" and not an artist. How does that make any sense when people like Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift are so famous? The truth is people want originally and not pre-packaged over produced artists that record companies have been spouting out for years and don't make it. (i.e. Danity Kane) This guy just sounds like an ego-maniac and now wants to bitch and whine because he is no longer successful.



  2. 2

    to Leila65…i reaaaaaaaaaaaly hope you are not comparing justin bieber, lady gaga, and taylor swift to people like michael jackson, tina turner, the beatles, madonna, mariah, and other legends of the past.



  3. 3

    Time for the dinosaur record companies to die out. He's just pissed people don't pay 20 bucks for a CD full of shitty songs when all they want is one or 2 tracks. Maybe the music/movie industry will finally wake up and embrace downloading technology like Itunes and Netflix. Otherwise people will just steal it for free anyway.



  4. 4

    Does he talk about how crappy he was to his artist? Especially an artist of his (Michael Jackson) who made him ALOT of money!? CONSPIRACY



  5. 5

    TM is the devil

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    will he also reveal how he teamed up with other leeches of the music industry tpo kill Michael Jackson?



  7. 7

    Is he going to talk about how hard he fucked Lindsay Lohan while she was still a minor?



  8. 8

    is he going to talk abt how he was banging Lopez and thats how she got her deal and how JEALOUS he was of Puffy when he started dating her (to help her "urban" music) or how he forced fed the radio stations with PAYOLA to play Lopez (in specific), Martin's and Anthony's songs..talk abt strong arming…and of course abt MJ? he made millions through strong arming, bullying and PAYOLA…forcing these artists to be heard so ppl can buy the albums making him more money and creating "artists"…as we see now those 3 dont sell jack shit now since NO payola is involved…he is a joke and should not be considered a Italian Quincy Jones by any means…poor sill Thalia married him for security…



  9. 9

    This guy is a shitbag. He represents everything that's wrong with the music industry. Guys like Mottola don't give a shit about developing an artist. All they care about is marketing the latest sensation—whether the person has real talent or not. So now everybody and their mother can get a recording contract, make makes on the internet for a year or two, and then burn out and are completely forgotten…only to be replaced by the next talentless new sensation. And they wonder why people don't buy music anymore.



  10. 10

    Re: mercedesboy – And who do you think that feeds those talentless shooting stars?…. the people. So if people is stupid to be used by him, what can be done.



  11. 11

    What? and no mention of Michael Jackson? the one he treated like shit!
    I very much doubt he is keeping a dignified silence here! shady, shady, shady, thats all i can say!



  12. 12

    so he emotionally abuses a young woman for five years and then blames it on her? sorry but thats bullshit.



  13. 13

    Tonny, if you dare to justify your actions on Mariah Carey in this shit, I will hunt you down asshole. It was not "sudden fame" that made her feel the way she felt about you. If you had listened to her songs example "Looking In" you would hear her point douche bag! I HATE YOU! BUH! Also what about Michael Jackson huh?? HE IS JUST AN EVIL MAN watch the vid on youtube bout MJ talkin bout MC & Tommy



  14. 14

    This fool is just so desperate for attention!



  15. 15

    Oh fuck him! he married a bitch that looks JUST like mariah…you ever see her out??