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Clive Davis in The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Via The Globe and Mail (Toronto): How the man behind the Bruce Springsteen, Barry Manilow & The Notorious B.I.G. stays on top of his game.

COURTNEY SHEA

Special to The Globe and Mail

Clive Davis might be the most influential executive in the history of modern music, having helped steer the careers of the Boss, Barry Manilow and the Notorious B.I.G. – and that’s just the Bs. In his new memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life, Davis reflects on nearly a half-century of star-making. We asked him for some of the secrets to his success.

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/how-the-man-behind-the-boss-barry-manilow-and-the-notorious-big-stays-on-top-of-his-game/article9219794/

Via The Globe and Mail (Toronto): How the man behind the Bruce Springsteen, Barry Manilow & The Notorious B.I.G. stays on top of his game.

COURTNEY SHEA

Special to The Globe and Mail

Clive Davis might be the most influential executive in the history of modern music, having helped steer the careers of the Boss, Barry Manilow and the Notorious B.I.G. – and that’s just the Bs. In his new memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life, Davis reflects on nearly a half-century of star-making. We asked him for some of the secrets to his success.

Click here to see the feature >>
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/how-the-man-behind-the-boss-barry-manilow-and-the-notorious-big-stays-on-top-of-his-game/article9219794/

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Clive Davis was born on this day in 1932 in Brooklyn, NY. : Biography.com

Clive was born on this day, April 4th, 1932.

Here is a fantastic article on Biography.com

http://www.biography.com/people/clive-davis-20740991

Clive was born on this day, April 4th, 1932.

Here is a fantastic article on Biography.com

http://www.biography.com/people/clive-davis-20740991

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Clive Davis on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live With Carrie Keagan

Here are two video clips from this morning’s live appearance on VH1

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http://on.vh1.com/179rKG5

Here are two video clips from this morning’s live appearance on VH1

http://on.vh1.com/179qMcI
http://on.vh1.com/179rKG5

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Weekend listening from NPR: Clive Davis: A Life WIth A Soundtrack

Saturday afternoon listening: Clive Davis: A Life WIth A Soundtrack via NPR

by NPR Staff

If Columbia Records hadn’t signed Bruce Springsteen in the early 1970s, there’s a chance The Boss could have just been a small-stakes act, playing gigs around Asbury Park.

But music history would, of course, unfold differently. And Springsteen wasn’t the first or the last huge success for Clive Davis, the man at the helm of Columbia Records at the time. Over more than four decades in the music industry, Davis helped make household names (and, in some cases, icons) out of Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, Barry Manilow, Alicia Keys, Sly Stone, Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston.

Davis shares personal stories about his life and career in his new memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life, and he spoke about it with NPR’s Don Gonyea. Click the audio link on this page to hear the radio version, and read more of their conversation below via the link.

www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2013/02/23/172719492/clive-davis-a-life-with-a-soundtrack

Saturday afternoon listening: Clive Davis: A Life WIth A Soundtrack via NPR

by NPR Staff

If Columbia Records hadn’t signed Bruce Springsteen in the early 1970s, there’s a chance The Boss could have just been a small-stakes act, playing gigs around Asbury Park.

But music history would, of course, unfold differently. And Springsteen wasn’t the first or the last huge success for Clive Davis, the man at the helm of Columbia Records at the time. Over more than four decades in the music industry, Davis helped make household names (and, in some cases, icons) out of Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, Barry Manilow, Alicia Keys, Sly Stone, Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston.

Davis shares personal stories about his life and career in his new memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life, and he spoke about it with NPR’s Don Gonyea. Click the audio link on this page to hear the radio version, and read more of their conversation below via the link.

www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2013/02/23/172719492/clive-davis-a-life-with-a-soundtrack

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From AOL's The Boombox: Anthony DeCurtis: Music Journalist Talks Clive Davis and 'Soundtrack of My Life' —

Great interview with my co-author Anthony DeCurtis: Music Journalist Talks ‘Soundtrack of My Life’ via The BoomBox/AOL

by Ryan Shea

Journalists are usually the ones asking the questions, but legendary scribe Anthony DeCurtis has done enough in his 25-plus-years covering music that he can have the tables turned on him every once in a while.

Because if there’s an artist you can think of — especially in rock, but also hip-hop and R&B — chances are the New York native has been involved in covering them.

Recently, between splitting time teaching at the University of Pennsylvania and continuing to write for publications like Rolling Stone, he’s made appearances on stage interviewing rappers like Nas, and seen the release of Clive Davis’ memoir The Soundtrack of My Life, which he helped write.

We recently caught up with DeCurtis in-person and picked his brain about music journalism, not being star-struck around Jay-Z, what it was like covering The Notorious B.I.G. and those pesky Kelly Clarkson comments that just won’t go away. Read on.

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http://www.theboombox.com/2013/03/29/anthony-decurtis-interview/

Great interview with my co-author Anthony DeCurtis: Music Journalist Talks ‘Soundtrack of My Life’ via The BoomBox/AOL

by Ryan Shea

Journalists are usually the ones asking the questions, but legendary scribe Anthony DeCurtis has done enough in his 25-plus-years covering music that he can have the tables turned on him every once in a while.

Because if there’s an artist you can think of — especially in rock, but also hip-hop and R&B — chances are the New York native has been involved in covering them.

Recently, between splitting time teaching at the University of Pennsylvania and continuing to write for publications like Rolling Stone, he’s made appearances on stage interviewing rappers like Nas, and seen the release of Clive Davis’ memoir The Soundtrack of My Life, which he helped write.

We recently caught up with DeCurtis in-person and picked his brain about music journalism, not being star-struck around Jay-Z, what it was like covering The Notorious B.I.G. and those pesky Kelly Clarkson comments that just won’t go away. Read on.

Click here to see the feature >>
http://www.theboombox.com/2013/03/29/anthony-decurtis-interview/

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Clive Davis' CNN Newsroom Interview: "Memories Of A Music Legend"

Video of Clive Davis’ CNN: Interview: “Memories Of A Music Legend” – Via CNN Newsroom with Fredricka Whitfield CNN

http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/bestoftv/2013/03/29/exp-nr-clive-davis-full.cnn#/video/bestoftv/2013/03/29/exp-nr-clive-davis-full.cnn

Video of Clive Davis’ CNN: Interview: “Memories Of A Music Legend” – Via CNN Newsroom with Fredricka Whitfield CNN

http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/bestoftv/2013/03/29/exp-nr-clive-davis-full.cnn#/video/bestoftv/2013/03/29/exp-nr-clive-davis-full.cnn

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Clive Davis Appears on Larry King Now

Larry King sits down with Grammy award winning record producer and music executive Clive Davis to talk about the surprising personal revelations in his new book, the rise and fall of Whitney Houston, his fallout with Kelly Clarkson & more.

http://www.ora.tv/larrykingnow/clive-davis-0_f4dyb7kt

Larry King sits down with Grammy award winning record producer and music executive Clive Davis to talk about the surprising personal revelations in his new book, the rise and fall of Whitney Houston, his fallout with Kelly Clarkson & more.

http://www.ora.tv/larrykingnow/clive-davis-0_f4dyb7kt

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Clive Davis Appears On VH1 BIG MORNING BUZZ LIVE

Clive Davis appears on VH1 BIG MORNING BUZZ LIVE in-studio interview about the book from 10AM EST.

New York, NY
VH1 Morning Buzz Live
http://www.clivedavis.com/event/2013/04/01/clive-davis-appears-vh1-big-morning-buzz-live

Clive Davis Appears on CNN NEWSROOM LIVE

Clive Davis CNN Newsroom LIVE in-studio interview with anchor Carol Costello about the book from 10:40-10:55 AM EST

New York, NY
CNN Newsroom Live
http://www.clivedavis.com/event/2013/03/29/clive-davis-appears-cnn-newsroom-live