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Billboard: Clive Davis Documentary Coming Exclusively to Apple Music

By Andy Gensler

Just as it seemed as if music exclusives were drying up on streaming services, news comes today that a documentary starring one of the music businesses’ most lauded executives will be appearing exclusively on Apple Music.

Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, based on Davis’ 2013 bestselling autobiography and made in conjunction with The IM Global and Scott Free Productions, will premiere tonight (April 19) at the opening of the Tribeca Film Festival at Radio City Music Hall. The showing will be followed by special concert featuring performances by Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Dionne Warwick, Carly Simon and Barry Manilow.

The five-time Grammy winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and recipient of The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award has, as the press release says, “signed, influenced and driven the careers of many of the most important music artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries.” This includes a slate of a-list artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Santana, Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow, Patti Smith, Alicia Keys and Sean “Puffy” Combs.

“Apple is a global innovator that has revolutionized the distribution of music,” said Davis in a statement. “It is a touching honor to share the music and unique stories that have shaped my career with millions of Apple Music subscribers around the world. I am overjoyed to work with them to continue this incredible journey!”

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Fast Company: Music History Revelations From The New Doc On Super-Producer Clive Davis

“Clive Davis: The Soundtrack Of Our Lives” chronicles “the man with the golden ears” in a nostalgic trip through some astounding behind-the-scenes tales.

By KC Ifeanyi

The 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival kicked off with the world premiere of Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, a documentary that chronicles the rise of one of the music industry’s preeminent forces.

Director Chris Perkel stitches together an array of interviews and archival footage to tell Davis’s story, starting as a young boy in Brooklyn to a bright law student at Harvard and eventually a powerful music executive who spun gold and platinum records across just about every genre.

Through his bevy of record labels, including Columbia Records, J Records, and Arista, Davis signed, developed, and/or revived the careers of artists including Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Whitney Houston, Carlos Santana, Dionne Warwick, The Grateful Dead, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Kenny G, Barry Manilow, Alicia Keys, Rod Stewart, and beyond.

 

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Deadline Hollywood: Tribeca Opener ‘Clive Davis: The Soundtrack Of Our Lives’ Goes To Apple Music

By Liz Calvario

The 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival’s opening-night film, Clive Davis: The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, is headed exclusively to Apple Music. The news was announced on the eve of its premiere tonight at Radio City Music Hall.

The Chris Perkel-directed documentary from IM Global and Scott Free Productions is based on Davis’ 2013 bestselling autobiography that chronicles the influence of “The Man with the Golden Ears,” who rose from humble beginnings to became one of the music industry’s most iconic figures. With a career spanning more than five decades, Davis’ life provided an incredible tour of the most sensational music of the cultural revolution, from the ’60s to the rise of hip-hop. The music mogul has signed, influenced and driven the careers of many of the most important music artists of the 20th and 21st centuries including Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Santana, Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow, Patti Smith, Alicia Keys, Sean “Puffy” Combs, and many more.

“Apple is a global innovator that has revolutionized the distribution of music,” said Davis. “It is a touching honor to share the music and unique stories that have shaped my career with millions of Apple Music subscribers around the world. I am overjoyed to work with them to continue this incredible journey!”

 

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Hollywood Reporter: Inside Clive Davis’ Doc: Industry Lessons and “Super Emotional” Whitney Houston Moments

By Ashley Lee

“He wasn’t one of those labels execs who are out trying to party with the artists — he just cares,” says Chris Perkel, director of ‘The Soundtrack of Our Lives,’ which opens the Tribeca Film Festival.

The Tribeca Film Festival begins Wednesday with a resounding salute to Clive Davis.

The world premiere of the music-oriented documentary Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday will be followed by live performances by Aretha Franklin; Jennifer Hudson; Carly Simon; Earth, Wind & Fire; and more.

The doc’s director, Chris Perkel, spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about filming the legendary producer, learning from Davis’ music industry tactics and carefully including footage of the late Whitney Houston.

Why a doc about Clive Davis?

Anybody who’s been alive over the last 50 years has felt his impact, but what’s most inspiring is how he lived his life, both professionally and personally, as someone who wasn’t bound by the identity politics and close-minded thinking that so many of us fall victim to. That receptiveness and engagement with the world enabled him to span so many genres and generations. Most people struggle with that, particularly as you get older, but he’s never done that.

 

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