BRONX, N.Y. (PRWEB) November 18, 2015
Author Wayne Edwards served as an executive in the music industry for many years, responsible for bringing MC Hammer’s “Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em” album to Capitol Records. Now, in his debut book, “Can’t Touch This: Memoir of a Disillusioned Music Executive” (published by AuthorHouse), Edwards gives readers a rare look into the music industry from the eyes of a black executive.
“There was a story that needed to be told about the music industry from the perspective of a senior level black executive,” Edwards explains.
The book chronicles the success of CBS Records’ Black Music Marketing Division and offers humorous and sometimes frightening insights into behind-the-scenes celebrity and executive experiences. As Edwards’ memoir, “Can’t Touch This” brings his unique perspective and knowledge of the music industry to the reader.
Edwards hopes readers will come to appreciate “the unique challenges facing black executives in corporate America.”
“Can’t Touch This”
By Wayne Edwards
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 204 pages | ISBN 9781504905961
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 204 pages | ISBN 9781504905978
E-Book | 204 pages | ISBN 9781504905954
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
As vice president of A&R, black music at Capitol Records, Wayne Edwards brought “Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ’Em,” one of the best selling rap albums of all time, to the label. Edwards holds a doctorate in sociology from City University of New York. He now serves as vice president for student affairs at State University of New York’s College at Old Westbury. Edwards and his wife, Jeanne, live in New York City. They are the proud parents of a son and four daughters. This is his first book.
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