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Listen Out Loud

(2014)
A Life in Music--Managing McCartney, Madonna, and Michael Jackson
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Even hardcore music fans don't know the name Ron Weisner . . . but they should. A high-powered manager for over four decades, Ron worked alongside Madonna, Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Gladys Knight, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, and, most notably, Michael Jackson. He saw the King of Pop through his game-changing multi-platinum albums Thriller and Off the Wall. He watched M.J.'s prickly father Joe run roughshod over both his son and industry execs. He fought back as the industry tried to steer Jackson in a musical direction that would have derailed his career. And he saw Michael suffer through devastating press coverage that turned the troubled singer's world upside down.
Featuring an introduction from Quincy Jones and commentary from Winwood, Knight, and some behind-the-scenes record label power brokers, Weisner's illuminating memoir Listen Out Loud underscores the destructive changes to the industry during his forty-year career, including the shift in focus from artistic integrity to the pursuit of cold hard numbers. It's an intimate glimpse into the music world from a man with a keen eye, sharp ears, and a big heart.

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Hardback Editions

June 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Listen Out Loud: A Life In Music--Managing Mccartney, Madonna, And Michael Jackson
Author(s): Ron Weisner, Alan Goldsher
ISBN: 0-7627-9144-6 / 978-0-7627-9144-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lyons Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

November 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Listen Out Loud: A Life in Music--Managing McCartney, Madonna, and Michael Jackson
Author(s): Ron Weisner, Alan Goldsher
ISBN: 1-4930-0856-0 / 978-1-4930-0856-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lyons Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Listen Out Loud: A Life in Music--Managing McCartney, Madonna, and Michael Jackson
Author(s): Ron Weisner, Alan Goldsher
Publisher: Lyons Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA