Tommy Mottola Producer
is the head of Mottola Media Group and is one of the most influential music executives in the industry, credited with discovering and guiding Hall and Oates, Carly Simon, John Mellencamp, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Billy Joel, and Bruce Springsteen, as well as creating what TIME Magazine called the Latin Explosion in signing Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, and Marc Anthony. As Sony Music’s global Chairman and CEO he was responsible for a total of 8 billion units sold and over $65 Billion dollars in sales. By making acquisitions such as the Beatles catalogue along with Michael Jackson he enabled Sony to become one of the first major’s to make available commercial digital downloads. Recently he produced the HBO film “The Latin Explosion” and its companion book, “The Latin Explosion: A New America” (Penguin 2016). He is a NY Times best-selling author for his memoir, “HITMAKER, the Man and His Music” (Hachette 2013). He was born in the Bronx, and is married to celebrated Mexican singer, THALIA.