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The music business can make dreams come true and it can destroy someone in a heartbeat.
While the limelight is dazzline, behind the scenes there are darker stories to be told and that’s the business of Hit Men: Power Brokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Business.
We love music and we love the spectacle it brings into our lives but it’s important to remember that there’s a money machine behind the music we love and sometimes, that’s not a pleasant thing.
Fredric Dannen’s examination of the pop music world and the huge egos and ruthless ambition that supports it, is absolutely fascinating.
Who would have thought that the line of legality would be crossed in the name of a song or two?
It may be controversial but Hit Men is compelling reading that tells a fantastic tale of the dark underbelly of the pop scene and everyone should read it, at least once.
You can grab a copy online here.
If you found Hit Men thrilling, you may also find our most essential music books an enthralling read and you really shouldn’t miss out on How Music Got Free and This is Your Brain On Music, either.