On the Record: Over 150 of the Most Talented People in Music Share the Secrets of Their Success

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In today's super-competitive music industry, finding success seems beyond most people's wildest dreams. So how did those who are there make it happen? Each has an extraordinary story to tell, and Guy Oseary-an industry powerhouse-shares more than 150 of them here. From artists and songwriters to directors and publicists, On the Record offers an insider's look at the dreams, labor, lucky breaks, and rude awakenings of the industry's top performers. We hear revealing thoughts and advice from Madonna, Sean "P. ...
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Overview

In today's super-competitive music industry, finding success seems beyond most people's wildest dreams. So how did those who are there make it happen? Each has an extraordinary story to tell, and Guy Oseary-an industry powerhouse-shares more than 150 of them here. From artists and songwriters to directors and publicists, On the Record offers an insider's look at the dreams, labor, lucky breaks, and rude awakenings of the industry's top performers. We hear revealing thoughts and advice from Madonna, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Moby, Alicia Keys, and others, throwing light on a broad range of experiences. As they speak candidly of their careers, a portrait emerges of a glamorous and capricious culture, making On the Record an invaluable introduction to those who wonder what it's really like to reach superstardom.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780142003046
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/2/2004
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Guy Oseary began his career in entertainment at age seventeen and quickly rose through the ranks to become the chairman of Maverick Records, one of the industry's leading boutique labels. In 2001 he established Maverick Films with Madonna.
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Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Introduction xiii
Artists 1
Christina Aguilera 3
Andre 3000, Outkast 6
Fiona Apple 9
Burt Bacharach 11
Chester Bennington, Linkin Park 13
Bono 17
B Real, Cypress Hill 21
James Brown 24
Ali Campbell, UB40 26
Mariah Carey 28
Ray Charles 30
Chuck D, Public Enemy 32
Sean "Puffy" Combs 35
Alice Cooper 38
Sheryl Crow 40
Jonathan Davis, Korn 43
Mike Diamond, the Beastie Boys 47
Celine Dion 50
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds 52
Missy Elliott 55
Gloria Estefan 57
Melissa Etheridge 61
Eve 64
Everlast 67
Perry Farrell, Jane's Addiction, Porno for Pyros 69
Fatboy Slim 72
Flea 74
Mick Fleetwood 76
Peter Frampton 80
John Frusciante 82
Nelly Furtado 88
Dave Gahan, Depeche Mode 90
Noel Gallagher, Oasis 92
Barry Gibb, the Bee Gees 94
Josh Groban 96
MC Hammer 99
Isaac Hayes 101
Whitney Houston 103
Liam Howlett, the Prodigy 105
Ice-T 107
Billy Idol 111
India.Arie 113
Michael Jackson 119
Jewel 122
Elton John 127
Steve Jones, the Sex Pistols 129
R. Kelly 132
Alicia Keys 134
Anthony Kiedis 138
Lenny Kravitz 141
Avril Lavigne 143
Simon LeBon, Duran Duran 145
Mark McGrath, Sugar Ray 147
Sarah McLachlan 150
Madonna 153
Natalie Maines, the Dixie Chicks 155
Marilyn Manson 157
Shirley Manson, Garbage 159
Maxwell 161
Melanie C, the Spice Girls 163
John Mellencamp 165
Moby 167
Tom Morello, Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave 171
Morrissey 174
Nelly 176
Willie Nelson 178
Krist Novoselic, Nirvana 181
Paul Oakenfold 184
Ric Ocasek, the Cars 186
Dolores O'Riordan, the Cranberries 188
Ozzy Osbourne 190
Luciano Pavarotti 192
Johnny Ramone 195
Nick Rhodes, Duran Duran 198
Keith Richards 200
Lionel Richie 205
Sonny Sandoval, P.O.D. 210
Seal 212
Gene Simmons, Kiss 215
Joseph Simmons, Run-D.M.C. 218
Robert Smith, the Cure 220
Britney Spears 223
Serj Tankian, System of a Down 225
Shania Twain 227
Steven Tyler 229
Lars Ulrich 234
Scott Weiland, Stone Temple Pilots 240
Pharrell Williams 242
Robbie Williams 244
Brian Wilson 246
Stevie Wonder 248
Rob Zombie 253
Legends 255
Chris Blackwell, Founder of Island Records 257
Dick Clark 259
Ahmet Ertegun, Founder of Atlantic Records 261
Berry Gordy, Founder of Motown Records 264
Quincy Jones 266
Russell Simmons, Founder of Def Jam Records 272
Joe Smith, Capitol Records 275
Seymour Stein, Founder of Sire Records 277
Jann Wenner, Founder of Rolling Stone 281
Producers and Songwriters 285
Dallas Austin 287
Glen Ballard 291
Desmond Child 294
Terry Date 297
Lamont Dozier 299
Jermaine Dupri 301
Emilio Estefan Jr. 303
Bob Ezrin 306
David Foster 311
Nellee Hooper 314
Daniel Lanois 316
Arif Mardin 318
Sir George Martin 322
Giorgio Moroder 324
Alan Moulder 325
Linda Perry 327
Rick Rubin 329
John Shanks 332
Billy Steinberg 334
Diane Warren 336
A&R Wizards and Executives 339
Lyor Cohen 341
Jason Flom 343
Michael Goldstone 345
Ron Handler 348
Andre Harrell 350
Craig Kallman 352
John Kalodner 355
Bruce Lundvall 358
Guy Oseary 360
Antonio "L.A." Reid 364
Steve Rifkind 368
Tom Whalley 370
Managers 373
Irving Azoff 375
Caresse Henry 377
Jon Landau 379
Chris Lighty 381
Terry McBride 383
Paul McGuinness 385
Benny Medina 387
Peter Mensch 391
Sharon Osbourne 393
Scott Welch 395
Attorneys 397
John Branca 399
Jay Cooper 402
Ronnie Dashev 404
Fred Davis 407
Fred Goldring 409
Eric Greenspan 412
Allen Grubman 414
Ken Hertz 417
Joel Katz 420
Tim Mandelbaum 422
Don Passman 424
Peter Paterno 426
Television & Film 429
Danny Bramson 431
Carson Daly 436
Danny Elfman 438
Tom Freston 445
Paul Hunter 449
McG 451
Judy McGrath 453
Kathy Nelson 456
Brett Ratner 460
Mark Romanek 463
John Sykes 469
Hans Zimmer 471
For the Record 475
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