In today’s super-competitive music industry, finding success seems beyond most people’s wildest dreams. So how did those who are there make it happen? Each has an extraordinary story to tell, and Guy Oseary—an industry powerhouse—shares more than 150 of them here. From artists and songwriters to directors and publicists, On the Record offers an insider’s look at the dreams, labor, lucky breaks, and rude awakenings of the industry’s top performers. We hear revealing thoughts and advice from Madonna, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Moby, Alicia Keys, and others, throwing light on a broad range of experiences. As they speak candidly of their careers, a portrait emerges of a glamorous and capricious culture, making On the Record an invaluable introduction to those who wonder what it’s really like to reach superstardom.