Tommy Mottola is a well-known American music manager, author and music producer. Tommy Mottola is also famous as celebrity husband of Thalía and celebrity ex-husband of Mariah Carey.
Tommy Mottola was born on July 14, 1949 and he is currently 72 years old. He hails from the Bronx, New York and his zodiac sign is Cancer. His full name is also Thomas Daniel Mottola and comes from a middle-class Italian-American family.
Regarding his education, this personality is a graduate of Iona Grammar School and Iona Prep. He graduated from these institutions in 1962 and 1966, respectively. In addition, this personality also attended military school for a time. He later dropped out of college at Hofstra University on Long Island. He then pursued a music career as a guitarist and singer. He did this with The Exotics – an R&B cover band.
working life and career
Professionally, Tommy Mottola is a famous music manager, producer and author. This personality is currently the Chairman of the Mottola Media Group. Prior to that, he was Chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment for nearly 15 years. Sony Music Ent. is the parent company of the label Columbia.
Speaking of beginning his career in the music field in the mid-1960s. He began his career as a recording artist for CBS Records. Back then he used the name “TD Valentine”. After his failed attempt to become a record star himself, this personality went to work for the publishing company Chappell Publishing. He also soon formed his own management company called Champion Entertainment Organization.
This person’s role in the above entertainment organization brought Tommy into contact with many artists. He then signed his first successful management clients, namely Daryl Hall and John Oates.
This music executive helped the above artists land a record deal and several high-profile endorsements. He also gained recognition for his successful management of black rock group Xavion. He did this by utilizing new promotional mediums such as music videos and corporate sponsorships for music tours.
A career with Sony Music
This personality joined CBS Records, now known as Sony Music, in 1988. Walter Yetnikoff hired him to direct US operations. In 1990 he replaced Yetnikoff as Chairman CEO of this company, renamed Sony Music. During his time as CEO, Mottola built the company into one of the most successful global music companies.
As such, he contributed to the company’s expansion into over 60 countries. He also created one of the strongest management teams in the music industry. In addition, this person also revitalized the publishing division of Sony Music. He did this by making purchases such as the Beatles catalogue.
In addition, he enabled Sony to become the first major music company to make commercial digital downloads available. This personality was also responsible for some of this company’s biggest global superstars like Mariah Carey and Celine Dion.
Additionally, this music manager is also known for signing, developing, promoting and blowing up the careers of many well-known music artists including Celine Dion, Destiny’s Child, Jessica Simpson, Mariah Carey, Shakira, the Dixie Chicks, Gloria Estefan and Anastacia.
People also credit him for releasing digitally remastered CDs of older recordings by the likes of Barbra Streisand, Billy Joel, Pink Floyd, Andy Williams and Bruce Springsteen. In the late 1990s, this personality also contributed to the popularity of Sony artists such as Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez.
In addition, this music manager has also worked with Michael Jackson since the artist started recording Dangerous album while still working with Sony. However, he left the entertainment company in January 2003.
After leaving Sony Music
After leaving Sony Music, this personality bought the rights to Casablanca Records, resurrected them and signed the artists – Lohan and Mika. He also published a book titled hitmaker in January 2013. He co-wrote this book with Cal Fussman. In addition, this personality produces A Bronx Story. He brought up the idea for A Bronx Story Musical for the producer group Dodger Properties.
Later, in 2018, this personality’s Mottola Media signed a multi-year 1st Look deal with eOne to develop scripted and unscripted television. Then, in March 2021, he partnered with Lex Borrero, CEO and co-founder of Neon16, and representation firm Range Media Partners to form NTERTAIN. It is an entertainment and media company that creates, develops and produces content for multiple media. This company celebrates Latino stories and represents Latino talent, brands and culture.
Tommy Mottola is a happily married man and his wife is Thalia (aka Ariadna Thalia Sodi Miranda Mottola). The two married on December 2, 2000 and had their wedding ceremony at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. Together, this couple shares two children namely Sabrina Sakaë and Matthew Alejandro. The family adopted these children on October 8, 2007 and June 24, 2011, respectively.
Prior to this relationship, this personality had two previous marriages and their subsequent divorces. His 1st wife was Lisa Clark. In order to marry the daughter of ABC Records boss Sam Clark, Mottola converted to Judaism and tied the knot with Lisa in 1971. He shares two children with Lisa, namely Michael and Sarah. Unfortunately, the two ended in a divorce, which was finalized in 1990. Then on June 5, 1993 he married Mariah Carey, his 2nd wife. The couple separated on May 30, 1997 and officially divorced on March 5, 1998.
Tommy Mottola stands about tall height of 5 feet 8 inches or 1.73 meters and his weight is about 72 kg or 158.73 lbs. Apart from that, the American music manager’s other body measurements are currently not available. This American music manager has brown eyes and hair of the same color.
Social Media and Wealth
Tommy Motto joined Twitter in December 2012 and now has over 7.7k followers. Likewise his Instagram Profile @tommymottola has more than 764,000 followers as of March 2022. This popular American personality has a net worth of $540 million.
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