I love a good tell-all, especially when it comes to the music business. Too often all the bad behavior is completely written out of history, especially when it comes to the icons of the biz.
Dorothy Carvello was once a secretary to Ahmet Ertegun, the founder of Atlantic Records and the guy who signed Led Zeppelin, and later rose to become the first A&R executive at the company. She now has a new book called Anything for a Hit which apparently details all the excesses and idiocy of the recording business at its craziest.
Page Six reports: “At the time, there was so much money involved,” explains Carvello, who also worked for RCA and Columbia, among other imprints. Some “high-level executives had multiple mistresses who got anything from record deals to apartments. I had to buy one a refrigerator.”
There’s no publication date because bidding for the manuscript is ongoing. And because the book names names, there are apparently some pretty worried people in various corner offices.
I can’t wait.