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Exploring Clive Davis: The School With the Next Big Hit

Washington Square News – NYU’s Independent Student Newspaper

Diamond Naga Siu, Deputy News Editor

Since its 2003 founding, the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music has boasted students and alumni responsible for multiple Billboard Top 40 songs, receiving acclaim from publications like Rolling Stone and Billboard. WSN spoke with Jeff Rabhan, Nicholas Sansano, Jason King and Bob Power — the faculty of one of NYU’s most selective programs with roughly 60 students per graduating class — to learn more about what goes into this prestigious arts program.

WSN: What is the importance and appeal of the program among students?

Jeff Rabhan: It’s a contemporary music industry broad-based program, and it’s holistic. So you will leave here understanding all the components of the business, regardless of what you want to do.

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http://www.nyunews.com/2016/04/11/exploring-clive-davis-the-school-with-the-next-big-hit/

 

The Wall Street Journal Book Review: Clive Davis – The Midas Touch

Janis, Bruce and Whitney listened to Clive Davis’s advice— Laura Nyro, Loudon Wainwright III and Curtis Stigers didn’t.

By DAVID KIRBY
Wall Street Journal

Let’s begin with a quiz: Name the four performers who won an Oscar for acting and also had a No. 1 musical album. OK, Sinatra is a gimme, and it won’t surprise you to learn that Bing Crosby and Barbra Streisand are on the list. But that fourth name might be a little harder to come up with, so let’s range back and forth over the past half-century of the entertainment business, as producer and record executive Clive Davis does in this autobiography, and give that last bit of show-biz trivia time to bob to the surface….

Until now, though, no one has written a book that reveals as much about the industry as Mr. Davis’s book does. In his self-portrayal, he comes across as the nicest guy in the world, but make no mistake: This is one mogul who sometimes screws up and remembers every slight, often shedding crocodile tears as he points to yet another artist who might have had a career if only he had listened to the old square from Brooklyn who knew what made a song sizzle.

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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788732347800457830244314069461…

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 Radiohttp://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.

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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 SoundWhen 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.

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http://www.theclevelandsound.com/?p=15940

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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.

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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/

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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

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