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Anything for a hit : an A & R woman's story of surviving the music industry / Dorothy Carvello.

Carvello, Dorothy. (Author).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Stan Getz Library ML429.C23 A3 2018 37684001104237 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -
Valencia Main Library ML429.C23 A3 2018 37684001091979 Valencia Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780912777917
  • ISBN: 0912777915
  • Physical Description: xiii, 219 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"An A Cappella book."
Summary, etc.:
"Dorothy Carvello knows all about the music biz. She was the first female A & R executive at Atlantic Records, and one of the few in the room at RCA and Columbia. But before that, she was secretary to Ahmet Ertegun, Atlantic's infamous president, who signed acts like Aretha Franklin and Led Zeppelin, negotiated distribution deals with Mick Jagger, and added Neil Young to Crosby, Stills & Nash. The stories she tells about the kingmakers of the music biz are outrageous, but it is her sinuous friendship with Ahmet that frames her narrative. He was notoriously abusive, sexually harassing Dorothy on a daily basis. Still, when he neared his end, sad and alone, Dorothy had no hatred toward him--only a strange kind of loyalty. Carvello reveals here how she flipped the script and showed Ertegun and every other man who tried to control her that a woman can be just as willing to do what it takes to get a hit. Never-before-heard stories about artists like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Steven Tyler, Bon Jovi, INXS, Marc Anthony, and many more make this book a must-read for anyone looking for the real stories about what it takes for a woman to make it in a male-dominated industry."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Carvello, Dorothy.
Women sound recording executives and producers > United States > Biography.
Sound recording executives and producers > United States > Biography.
Sexual harassment.

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