Sony today is saddled with extremely highly paid, low return execs. Rick Rubin has cost the company in excess of $50 million and seems to be more interested in producing acts for Warner than for Sony. And there’s Clive, of course. Clive makes millions and costs the company millions more in upkeep (he’s very high maintenance) and insists on spending lavishly to make his project at least look like successes. Many former Clive employees swear that he never made money because he always spent too much on marketing. Would a Doug Morris, or anyone else for that matter, have the nerve to finally tell Clive to hit the road as he has just signed a multi-million dollar two-year extension?
via THE LONG GOODBYE.