Fredric Dannen

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Fredric Dannen is an American journalist and author. He is best known for his landmark book Hit Men: Powerbrokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Business (1990), which investigated the behind-the-scenes dealings of the major American record labels in the 1970s and 1980s, focussing on the careers of leading CBS Records executives Walter Yetnikoff and Dick Asher.[1]

More recently, Dannen was the co-author (with Barry Long) of Hong Kong Babylon: An Insider's Guide to the Hollywood of the East, in which Dannen examines the connections between the Hong Kong film industry and Asian organised crime.[2]

Dannen was a contributing editor of Vanity Fair and in 1986 he was co-recipient of the Overseas Press Club's, Morton Frank Award for business reporting from abroad.[3] His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Channels, Barron's and Rolling Stone.

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  1. ^ Miller, Jim (August 17, 1990). "Hit Men: Power Brokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Business". ew.com. Retrieved April 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hong Kong Babylon". kirkusreviews.com. September 15, 1997. Retrieved April 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Overseas Press Club Honours Journalists for Foreign Reports". nytimes.com. April 24, 1987. Retrieved April 25, 2011. 

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