Skip to main content

Bill Flanagan's Novel Captures Changes in the Music Industry.

Senior vice president and editorial director of VH1, Bill Flanagan. He’s the author of “A&R” (Random House) a satirical novel about the music industry. Prior to this, Flanagan wrote extensively about the business for “Vanity Fair,” “Rolling Stone,” “Esquire,” and “Spy.” He’s also the author of “Written in My Soul” a collection of conversations with songwriters.


Other segments from the episode on June 29, 2000

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 29, 2000: Interview with Bill Flanagan; Commentary on The Clash; Commentary on the expression "thought leader."


Transcripts are created on a rush deadline, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of Fresh Air interviews and reviews are the audio recordings of each segment.

You May Also like

Did you know you can create a shareable playlist?


Recently on Fresh Air Available to Play on NPR


Nicole Kidman says being an indoor kid and a bookworm led her to acting

While her friends and family went to the Australian beaches, Kidman stayed indoors reading — and imaged herself as a character in the books. She says reading is what led her to acting. We talk with the Oscar-winning actor about ageism in Hollywood, singing in a cover band as a teenager, and playing Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos.


Jazz trio Artifacts gets to the point quickly, and sticks to it, on a new album

Flute player Nicole Mitchell, cellist Tomeka Reid and drummer Mike Reed all came up on Chicago's new jazz scene about 20 years ago. Now they revisit their roots on ... and then there's this.

There are more than 22,000 Fresh Air segments.

Let us help you find exactly what you want to hear.


Just play me something
Your Queue

Would you like to make a playlist based on your queue?

Generate & Share View/Edit Your Queue