Pop, Planes, and Ponzi: The Rise and Fall of Boy Band Manager Lou Pearlman On May 29, 2015September 8, 2016 By ProfessorPhilp Lou Pearlman was one of the most successful artist managers of the 1990s. He was also one of the most corrupt. Read to see what he did and what you can do to protect yourself in the future. A great guest post by newly minted MBA, Kari Keller. Click!