Pop Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones
The fifth in the series of exposes which began with Hotel Babylon. hat makes a pop star today? Why does one boy band make it big and another fall by the wayside? Why are female artists more expensive to promote than male ones? And just who do you have to sleep with to get to number one these days? Imogen Edwards-Jones and Anonymous (a high-profile music biz insider) here take you behind the scenes of one of the world's most secretive and glamorous industries. It's a world where money talks and bullshit walks. Where drugs are a way of life and where talent isn't always the top of the list of priorities. Taking as its starting point the creation of a boy band, Pop Babylon is 12 inches of reading pleasure, stuffed with great stories about pop's most demanding divas, their groupies and the back office people who hoover up the money with the lines of coke. Shocking, revelatory and great down-and-dirty fun, this is the book everyone will be talking about in summer 2008.