Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, is proud to announce the June 5, 2014, release of LISTEN OUT LOUD: A Life in Music–Managing McCartney, Madonna, and Michael Jackson, by Ron Weisner , with Alan Goldsher (978-0-7627-9144-6; $24.95 hardcover), a legendary manager’s no-holds-barred, humorous, affectionate, and compelling look at working alongside Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, and Madonna.
A high-powered manager for over four decades, Ron Weisner worked with 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. Featuring a foreword by Gladys Knight and commentary from Quincy Jones, Steve Winwood, and some record label power brokers, Weisner’s illuminating memoir underscores the 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.
Ron Weisner began his career in the 1960s at Buddah Records and then worked as a music manager with some of the most influential artists of the era. He also spent decades producing television shows and special events for the likes of Beyonce and Chaka Kahn.
Alan Goldsher is the author of fourteen books, and as a ghostwriter he has collaborated with numerous celebrities and public figures. Visit him at AlanGoldsher.com.