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

Jacob Katel , Henry Stone
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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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.


Product Details

  • File Size: 187 KB
  • Print Length: 50 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Stone Music Inc.; 1 edition (April 3, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C7FJ8VS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #637,146 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Henry Stone April 20, 2013
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A funny and profound book April 22, 2013
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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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By MameyD
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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
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5.0 out of 5 stars Payola Pays Off April 6, 2013
By RBK
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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
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic read! April 5, 2013
By lando
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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5.0 out of 5 stars PAYOLA! April 5, 2013
By NICKEL
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I just got done reading The Stone Cold Truth on Payola and I have to say its one of the best books I have ever read. I recommend everyone needs to check this book out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting read May 10, 2013
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I enjoyed the insight and the story. Fascinating subject with a very interesting treatment by a talented new author. I look forward to more from this author!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating insights into U.S. rock n roll history
I thought I knew a bit about rock n roll and R & B since my days following Alan Freed and other DJs in NYC in the 50s and 60s. Read more
Published 21 months ago by tcfromdc
4.0 out of 5 stars Good account but not all the Stone Cold Truth
Henry Stone has been through it all in the music business and his accounts are from the heart. His facts, though, are sometimes muddled. Read more
Published 23 months ago by The Foyle
4.0 out of 5 stars The real truth
very interesting booklet here..too bad it wasnt longer but for the price it was well worth it..
might be old info to some people but for others it really shows how the biz was... Read more
Published 24 months ago by :)
2.0 out of 5 stars BORING!
VERY short...nothing I haven't heard before...pretty boring actually. This is supposed to be a tell all? All those years in the business and that's all he could come up with?
Published on May 4, 2013 by Richard
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating
This is a fascinating account of the payola system by someone who knows it from the inside. This book adds new details about the music biz, and I hope there will be more to... Read more
Published on April 8, 2013 by JMF
1.0 out of 5 stars Weak
Glad I borrowed this and didn't pay for it. Nothing very telling or revealing here. There are much better books on payola out there.
Published on April 7, 2013 by Stephanie Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Dynamite
Music biz insider bares his soul - a must-read for anyone interested in the formative years of modern popular culture.
Published on April 5, 2013 by P. Katel
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