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Tommy Mottola

Music and the Mob

Joel Sucher | Posted 06.19.2014 | Entertainment
Joel Sucher

Jersey Boys has pried open Pandora's box revealing a bit of the mob's considerable influence over the development of rock and roll and the upcoming HBO series on the '70s musical scene, with the involvement of Scorsese and Mick Jagger, should create further interest.

Interview With Tommy Mottola, Music Industry Legend and Author of Hitmaker

Teddy Wayne | Posted 03.27.2013 | Books
Teddy Wayne

Tommy Mottola is a legend in the music industry. Now he's told the story of his life in Hitmaker. I spoke with him about where the industry is heading, and which Swedish man is responsible for the last pop song you hummed to.

Mariah Carey's First Husband Takes Credit For Her Career

Posted 01.06.2013 | Celebrity

Mariah Carey's ex-husband, record executive Tommy Mottola -- who she says was a "controlling" man who "mentally and emotionally" abused her during the...

Ron Dicker

'Jingle Writing In Its Purest Form Is Certainly Less Common These Days'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.03.2012 | Business

In a hiccup of bent genius, Joey Auch and composing partner, Josh Peck, downed three beers and came up with the "Gimme That Filet O' Fish" song for a ...

Kryptonite's 20th Anniversary: Chatting with Spin Doctors' Chris Barron Plus Keb Mo and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.07.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Record Exec Tommy Mottola To Pen Memoir

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Record executive Tommy Mottola's (muh-TOH'-luhz) latest project is words only. Grand Central Publishing announced Monday that the fo...

PHOTOS: Music Mogul Lists Aspen Ranch For $27.5 Million

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Tommy Mottola, the co-owner of Casablanca Records and former chairman and chief executive of Sony Music Entertainment, recently listed his 324-acre Co...

We Killed Michael Jackson

Tamara Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamara Conniff

Michael Jackson was a desperate man in pain and everyone threw stones at him. Now it's fashionable to be a fan.

Alan Livingston Gave Us the Beatles and Sinatra -- Now Let's Give Him His Due

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

You may not know Alan Livingston, who died on Friday at age 91, by name. But if you know anything about 20th century popular culture, you know his work.