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The Stone Cold Truth on Payola In The Music Biz [Kindle Edition]

Jacob Katel , Henry Stone

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Book Description

In the 1970's, Henry Stone's TK Productions was the largest independent record company in the world. Here is the true story of the money, cars, and drugs that powered its radio promotion as told by Stone himself. The irreverent record mogul also relates his insider knowledge on the "Payola Scandal" of 1959 as only one who has been in the record business since 1946 can. Now 91 years old, Henry Stone is ready to give the world his Stone Cold Truth on Payola.

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 291 KB
  • Print Length: 50 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Stone Music Inc.; 1 edition (3 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C7FJ8VS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #663,727 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Henry Stone 20 April 2013
By Tom Silverman - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
First true book on Payola. The baksheesh system that helped break more new artists and sounds than we can even imagine today. Henry tells how it worked and how it was the foundation of the music business in the pre consolidation era. Henry is 92, blind and the only man alive willing to tell the truth.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A funny and profound book 22 April 2013
By M. Simon - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really liked this book. The voice of Stone is funny and profound. Interesting and shocking as to what the music business is really like. You feel like you are in the rooom with a very interesting elder of the music industry.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Would have loved to be a radio DJ back in the day @HenryStoneMusic 9 April 2013
By MameyD - Published on
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Beautiful accounts of music, record, radio and Miami history through the voice of Henry Stone. Radio will always exist... Would have loved to be a radio DJ back in the day @HenryStoneMusic
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Payola Pays Off 6 April 2013
By Rob - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book gave me a Saturday Night Fever of 105 degrees! The words of Stone sing like many of the hits he helped make famous during those coked-up, crooked, head- and disco-spinning seventies. Payola is now advertising bucks, as Stone points out, and we might be a bit more sober, but the music biz is still as well-heeled as a pair Manolo Blahniks on Beyonce's mile-high gams.

Jodie Gould, coauthor of Date Like a Man and Your Brain on Yoga
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic read! 5 April 2013
By lando - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
if you're interested independent labels or music.. this is a must read. i would recommend this book to anyone. hoping to see more from the author.
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