Hit Men: Power Brokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Business, by Fredric Dannen, tells the story of the rise of the modern music industry, with a focus on CBS Records (later Sony Music) and three of its colorful leaders - Goddard Lieberson, Clive Davis and Walter Yetnikoff. It also portrays an industry nearly brought down by its own greed.

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