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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 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.

Click here to see the review >>
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.

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 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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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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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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