Can Rca Records Keep On Rocking?

The hot label is giving owner Bertelsmann some much-needed hits

In mid-November, Bob Jamieson was in Germany, kicking back in a Hamburg hotel. The chief executive of RCA Records had just flown in from Dublin, where the record label's most promising new act, teen diva Christina Aguilera, had made an appearance on MTV Europe's video award show the night before. Tonight, Jamieson was going to hit the town with the Foo Fighters, a hard-rocking band whose first RCA album had just entered the Billboard charts at No. 10. The next night he would be in the audience when the Foos played their own gig.

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