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Clive Davis featured in LA Times

Clive Davis talks Whitney Houston album, pre-Grammy party and more

Music industry executive Clive Davis is working on an album of Whitney Houston’s live performances, plus albums with Aretha Franklin and Carlos Santana as well as a musical.

By Randy Lewis

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http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/music/la-et-ms-clive-davis-hosting-grammys-20140124,0,2938326.story#axzz2rKhu2eEH

Clive Davis talks Whitney Houston album, pre-Grammy party and more

Music industry executive Clive Davis is working on an album of Whitney Houston’s live performances, plus albums with Aretha Franklin and Carlos Santana as well as a musical.

By Randy Lewis

Click here to read the article ->

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/music/la-et-ms-clive-davis-hosting-grammys-20140124,0,2938326.story#axzz2rKhu2eEH

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Video Clips from THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN

We are pleased to present Clive’s appearance on CBS’s THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, where he told amazing stories of times with now legendary artists.

This is one TV appearance you are not going to want to miss.

Clive with David Letterman on The Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin:

http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/video/nOVGtiJWWXZj3HYav5_6FRaUXciJVkI8/david-letterman-clive-davis-on-the-grateful-dead-and-janis-joplin/

Clive with David Letterman on Lou Reed:

http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/video/ovDSenG1h7hRjxnTrkOqRjURBB3K9z1F/david-letterman-clive-davis-on-lou-reed/

Clive with David Letterman on Bruce Springsteen:

http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/video/GPhWIIDXzoTA02eTMhrl967ru2kIIfX5/david-letterman-clive-davis-on-bruce-springsteen/

We are pleased to present Clive’s appearance on CBS’s THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, where he told amazing stories of times with now legendary artists.

This is one TV appearance you are not going to want to miss.

Clive with David Letterman on The Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin:

http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/video/nOVGtiJWWXZj3HYav5_6FRaUXciJVkI8/david-letterman-clive-davis-on-the-grateful-dead-and-janis-joplin/

Clive with David Letterman on Lou Reed:

http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/video/ovDSenG1h7hRjxnTrkOqRjURBB3K9z1F/david-letterman-clive-davis-on-lou-reed/

Clive with David Letterman on Bruce Springsteen:

http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/video/GPhWIIDXzoTA02eTMhrl967ru2kIIfX5/david-letterman-clive-davis-on-bruce-springsteen/

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THE SOUNDTRACK OF MY LIFE by Clive Davis with Anthony DeCurtis Re-Release in Trade Paperback

On Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, Simon and Shuster is re-releasing THE SOUNDTRACK OF MY LIFE by Clive Davis with Anthony DeCurtis in Trade Paperback format.

The Soundtrack of My Life is an essential book for anyone interested in the story of popular music, the workings of the music business, the alchemy of hits, and the dramatic life of a brilliant leader . . . and listener.

http://books.simonandschuster.com/Soundtrack-of-My-Life/Clive-Davis/9781476714783

On Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, Simon and Shuster is re-releasing THE SOUNDTRACK OF MY LIFE by Clive Davis with Anthony DeCurtis in Trade Paperback format.

The Soundtrack of My Life is an essential book for anyone interested in the story of popular music, the workings of the music business, the alchemy of hits, and the dramatic life of a brilliant leader . . . and listener.

http://books.simonandschuster.com/Soundtrack-of-My-Life/Clive-Davis/9781476714783

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Clive Davis to Speak at Janis Joplin Star On The Walk Of Fame Ceremony on Nov 4th, 2013

On Monday, November 4th, 2013 in Hollywood, California, Janis Joplin will receive a posthumous Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In attendance will be speakers, Kris Kristofferson and Clive Davis, accepting the star will be Janis’ siblings, Michael and Laura Joplin.

WHEN: Monday, November 4, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

Event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

http://www.walkoffame.com/pages/upcoming-ceremonies

On Monday, November 4th, 2013 in Hollywood, California, Janis Joplin will receive a posthumous Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In attendance will be speakers, Kris Kristofferson and Clive Davis, accepting the star will be Janis’ siblings, Michael and Laura Joplin.

WHEN: Monday, November 4, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

Event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

http://www.walkoffame.com/pages/upcoming-ceremonies

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Clive Davis to Appear on CBS's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN 10-30-2013

Clive Davis will appear on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013’s LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN.

Check your local listings for CBS station and time.

http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/

Clive Davis will appear on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013’s LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN.

Check your local listings for CBS station and time.

http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/

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Clive Davis in DC at GRAMMY's on the Hill Awards today

Clive Davis will present Jennifer Hudson with the The GRAMMYs Recording Artists’ Coalition Award tonight in Washington DC at the GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards.

http://www.grammy.com/news/grammys-on-the-hill-awards-to-honor-jennifer-hudson

Clive Davis will present Jennifer Hudson with the The GRAMMYs Recording Artists’ Coalition Award tonight in Washington DC at the GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards.

http://www.grammy.com/news/grammys-on-the-hill-awards-to-honor-jennifer-hudson

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CNN Radio Soundwaves: Clive Davis

“What moves Clive Davis?” – CNN Profiles, 30 minutes with Clive Via CNN Radio

http://cnnradio.cnn.com/2013/04/12/cnn-profiles-what-moves-clive-davis/

“What moves Clive Davis?” – CNN Profiles, 30 minutes with Clive Via CNN Radio

http://cnnradio.cnn.com/2013/04/12/cnn-profiles-what-moves-clive-davis/

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Clive Davis appearance on CHARLIE ROSE Show

Charlie Rose’s interview with Clive Davis, discussing his memoir ‘The Soundtrack of My Life’

www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12863

Charlie Rose’s interview with Clive Davis, discussing his memoir ‘The Soundtrack of My Life’

www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12863

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"The Soundtrack of My Life" Review from The Cleveland Sound

Book Review via The Cleveland Sound: “When it comes to trend-setting in music Sony’s Clive Davis has few rivals”. Take a moment to read.

Arista Records Man Clive Davis Writes Memoir
By Pete Roche
The Cleveland Sound

When it comes to trend-setting in music, Sony Music chief creative officer Clive Davis has few rivals.

As head of Columbia Records in the early ‘70s and his own Arista label in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Davis introduced the world to Carlos Santana, Janis Joplin, Whitney Houston, and Alicia Keys. He was implemental in resurrecting the flagging or stalled careers of such singers as Barry Manilow, Dionne Warwick, and Aretha Franklin—effectively doubling their shelf lives—and his acumen, savvy, and innovation forever changed how the industry records, markets, and distributes music. After fifty years in the game Davis is beloved by artists on and off his labels, admired by his peers, and is as familiar to listeners as most musicians. His accomplishments earned him a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, to which he was inducted in 2000 as a non-performer.

Only Ahmet Ertegun (Atlantic) and David Geffen (DGC) boast similar musical Midas touches. Davis himself admits such in his terrific new autobiography, The Soundtrack of My Life (Simon & Schuster, 586 pages), a whopper of a tome that takes readers on a chronological (more or less) journey through Clive’s remarkable career of crafting hits that matter and developing artists for the long-term. A few tidbits about the man’s personal life are thrown in, but they almost seem like perfunctory afterthoughts compared with the exhaustive accounting of Davis’ work from the late ‘60s to mid-‘00s.

Click here to see the review >>
http://www.theclevelandsound.com/?p=15940

Book Review via The Cleveland Sound: “When it comes to trend-setting in music Sony’s Clive Davis has few rivals”. Take a moment to read.

Arista Records Man Clive Davis Writes Memoir
By Pete Roche
The Cleveland Sound

When it comes to trend-setting in music, Sony Music chief creative officer Clive Davis has few rivals.

As head of Columbia Records in the early ‘70s and his own Arista label in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Davis introduced the world to Carlos Santana, Janis Joplin, Whitney Houston, and Alicia Keys. He was implemental in resurrecting the flagging or stalled careers of such singers as Barry Manilow, Dionne Warwick, and Aretha Franklin—effectively doubling their shelf lives—and his acumen, savvy, and innovation forever changed how the industry records, markets, and distributes music. After fifty years in the game Davis is beloved by artists on and off his labels, admired by his peers, and is as familiar to listeners as most musicians. His accomplishments earned him a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, to which he was inducted in 2000 as a non-performer.

Only Ahmet Ertegun (Atlantic) and David Geffen (DGC) boast similar musical Midas touches. Davis himself admits such in his terrific new autobiography, The Soundtrack of My Life (Simon & Schuster, 586 pages), a whopper of a tome that takes readers on a chronological (more or less) journey through Clive’s remarkable career of crafting hits that matter and developing artists for the long-term. A few tidbits about the man’s personal life are thrown in, but they almost seem like perfunctory afterthoughts compared with the exhaustive accounting of Davis’ work from the late ‘60s to mid-‘00s.

Click here to see the review >>
http://www.theclevelandsound.com/?p=15940

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