Magazine November 12, 2018, Issue

Music Too

Rock concert in Paris (Wikimedia Commons)
Anything for a Hit: An A&R Woman’s Story of Surviving the Music Industry, by Dorothy Carvello (Chicago Review Press, 240 pp., $26.99)

‘A book for the #MeToo and Times Up Move­ments” proclaims the PR one-sheet for Dorothy Carvello’s new memoir. In theory Carvello should be just the person to lead a charge against the hitherto fortified boys’ club that is the music business: a protagonist whom everyone — even readers who might not otherwise have much sympathy for social-media-driven uprisings — ought to be able to get behind. Indeed, her vision for the workplace is so commonsensical it seems surprising a movement would be needed to agitate for it. In essence, Carvello would like to see a world in which female employees

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Robert Dean Lurie reviews Anything for a Hit: An A&R Woman’s Story of Surviving the Music Industry, by Dorothy Carvello.

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