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Stanley Tucci To Play Clive Davis in Whitney Houston Biopic ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-nominated actor Stanley Tucci has been tapped to play Grammy-winning producer Clive Davis in the biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody, the upcoming feature film about the late musical icon Whitney Houston.

Naomi Ackie will play Houston in the musical biopic, which is based on Houston’s epic life and music. Kasi Lemmons is directing, with Anthony McCarten penning the script. Davis was the lawyer-turned-music producer and executive who had an extraordinary eye for spotting talent. That ability to find a star before they erupted on the scene led him to the wildly talented Houston before anyone knew who she was and, and he guided her to becoming a star.

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Ava DuVernay, Clive Davis, Williams Sisters Set for National Portrait Gallery Honors

The National Portrait Gallery, public home to the presidential portraits, has named Clive DavisAva DuVernayVenus Williams and Serena Williams among its 2022 honorees for its annual Portrait of a Nation Award.

The legendary record producer and music executive, the Oscar-winning director and recording-breaking athletes-turned-producers will be awarded during the biennial Portrait of a Nation Gala, held on Saturday, Nov. 12. As part of the private event, which will feature a special performance, each honoree will be presented with their award by a person of their choice at the Smithsonian museum in Washington, D.C.

To read the rest, visit The Hollywood Reporter here.

A new gallery about musician Clive Davis just opened at NYU

Legendary record producer Clive Davis is officially the subject of an entirely new gallery aptly named the Clive Davis Gallery at New York University. The university’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts hosted the opening of the new space last week at 370 Jay Street, by NYU’s downtown Brooklyn campus. 

Celebrities of all stripes ventured to the borough for the ribbon cutting ceremony, including Barry Manilow, Beverly Johnson, Don Lemon and, of course, Davis and his family.

To read the rest, visit the Timeout article here.

Variety: Jay-Z to Be Honored as Industry Icon at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala

Variety: Jay-Z to Be Honored as Industry Icon at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala

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Jay-Z to Be Honored as Industry Icon at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala

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Jay-Z will be honored by Clive Davis and the Recording Academy at the annual Pre-Grammy Gala (a.k.a. “The Clive Party”) on Jan. 27, 2018. The 21-time Grammy winner and entrepreneur will be recognized as the 2018 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons honoree for his significant contributions to the music industry and his numerous philanthropic endeavors.

Past recipients of the honor include Davis himself, A&M Records founders Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, veteran manager Irving Azoff, Sony/ATV Music Publishing chairman/CEO Martin Bandier, Virgin Records founder Sir Richard Branson, Atlantic Records cofounder Ahmet Ertegun, David Geffen, Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Universal Music Group chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge, BET CEO Debra L. Lee, Sony Music Entertainment chairman Doug Morris, longtime Warner Bros. Records CEO Mo Ostin and former Epic Records CEO Antonio “L.A.” Reid.

The gala will be held at the Sheraton New York Times Square on the evening before the Grammy Awards ceremony, which is being held in New York for only the second time since 1998.
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http://variety.com/2017/music/news/jay-z-to-be-honored-as-industry-icon-at-clive-davis-pre-grammy-gala-1202603393/

The New York Times Review: Soundtrack Of Our Lives

The New York Times Review: Soundtrack Of Our Lives

 

Review: In ‘Clive Davis,’ the Evolution of a Music Mogul

The New York Times Review: Soundtrack Of Our Lives

Chris Perkel’s reverent documentary “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives” is a valedictory for Mr. Davis, the music executive whose Midas touch with radio hits across genres — especially at Arista Records, from 1975-2000 — is industry legend. The career of Mr. Davis, now 85, covering the 1960s to the present, is remarkable when you consider his longevity and resilience given pop music’s core audience of young listeners. Entertainment luminaries — Aretha Franklin, Puff Daddy, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Alicia Keys and many others — attest to his golden ear and marketplace savvy.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/movies/clive-davis-the-soundtrack-of-our-lives-review.html

LA and NY Premiere week screenings Soundtrack Of Our Lives

This upcoming week on Weds, Sept 27th, 2017 a special public ticketed showing will happen at Arclight Hollywood followed by a Q&A hosted by Andre Harrell with Director Chris Perkel and Clive Davis.

https://www.arclightcinemas.com/ticketing/purchase-options/?lid=1001&bid=414517

 

Also, on Weds, Sept 27th, 2017 in NY there will be a ticketed showings commencing with a special showing at 6:30pm on October 2nd with Q&A after with Clive Davis

http://www.ifccenter.com/films/clive-davis-the-soundtrack-of-our-lives/

For more film information go to:    https://www.clivedavisfilm.com

The film will be available via Apple Music and iTunes starting October 3rd, 2017

Official Documentary Soundtrack For Release

Official Documentary Soundtrack For Release

 

The official “Soundtrack Of Our Lives” Soundtrack will be released exclusively on Apple Music and iTunes on Sept 27th, 2017.

Official page at Sony Legacy Recordings website

https://www.legacyrecordings.com/releases/clive-davis-soundtrack-lives/

Link to Apple Music or iTunes

https://legacyrecordings.lnk.to/TSOOL!lrdiscog

Official Announcement:

https://www.legacyrecordings.com/2017/09/19/clive-davis-soundtrack-lives-deluxe-digital-version-apple-music-exclusive-set-release-september-27/

 

Standard Digital Version Available Friday, September 29

Acclaimed Clive Davis Documentary Film Opens in New York and Los Angeles Theaters on Wednesday, September 27

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release an exclusive digital deluxe (streaming and download) edition of Clive Davis – The Soundtrack of Our Lives on Wednesday, September 27 on Apple Music. Pre-order the soundtrack here.

The standard 20-track digital version of Clive Davis – The Soundtrack of Our Lives will be available on Friday, September 29.

The audio companion to the highly-acclaimed documentary chronicling the life and career of the legendary Clive Davis, The Soundtrack of Our Lives follows the incredible journey of the musical visionary whose ears and instincts helped him discover and develop a roster of phenomenal artists who’ve defined popular music and culture for more than half a century.

In 1967, Clive Davis became president of Columbia Records, signing folk-rock avatar Donovan to Epic early on in his career. Davis went on to play a key role in the careers of Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Santana, Aretha Franklin, Aerosmith, Earth, Wind & Fire, Simon & Garfunkel, Janis Joplin, Chicago, Barry Manilow, the Kinks, Patti Smith, Dionne Warwick, Rod Stewart, Blood Sweat & Tears, the Grateful Dead, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson among others.  He was the founder and president of Arista Records from 1975 through 2000 before heading RCA Music Group. He’s currently chief creative officer of Sony Music Entertainment. Clive Davis has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is the recipient of the Recording Academy’s lifetime achievement award.

“Clive Davis – The Soundtrack of Our Lives”–based on Davis’ 2013 autobiography and directed by Chris Perkel–opened the prestigious 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at New York’s Radio City Music Hall in April.  Apple Music acquired the film rights earlier this year and the documentary will stream exclusively on the platform on Oct 3rd. Watch the film trailer here.

Clive Davis – The Soundtrack of Our Lives 
Various Artists
(Full Version for Apple Music)

  1. Big Brother & The Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin – Piece of My Heart
  2. Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
  3. Chicago- 25 Or 6 To 4
  4. Blood Sweat & Tears – Spinning Wheel
  5. Bruce Springsteen -Blinded By The Light
  6. Billy Joel – Piano Man
  7. Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes featuring Teddy Pendergrass – If You Don’t Know Me By Now
  8. Barry Manilow – Mandy
  9. Eric Carmen – All By Myself
  10. Melissa Manchester – Don’t Cry Out Loud
  11. Earth, Wind & Fire – September
  12. Patti Smith – Because The Night
  13. The Kinks – Come Dancing
  14. The Alan Parsons Project – Eye In The Sky
  15. Whitney Houston – The Greatest Love Of All
  16. Aretha Franklin – Freeway of Love
  17. Dionne & Friends featuring Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder – That’s What Friends Are For
  18. Carly Simon – Coming Around Again
  19. Kenny G – Songbird
  20. Taylor Dayne – Tell It To My Heart
  21. Grateful Dead – Touch of Grey
  22. Alan Jackson – Don’t Rock the Jukebox
  23. Brooks & Dunn – Boot Scootin’ Boogie
  24. Ace of Base – The Sign
  25. Annie Lennox – Why
  26. Santana featuring Rob Thomas – Smooth
  27. Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone
  28. Alicia Keys – Fallin’
  29. Luther Vandross – Dance with My Father
  30. Rod Stewart – The Way You Look Tonight

BONUS TRACKS

  1. Clive Davis – Clive Davis recites lyrics to Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Blinded by The Light’ (Audio from Columbia Records promo video 1973)
  2. Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) (Original Merrill and Rubicam Demo / Single Version Excerpts)
  3. Whitney Houston & Natalie Cole – This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) (Duet performance from Clive Davis’ 2000 Grammy Party)
  4. Aretha Franklin – ‘I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (Live performance from 2000 Arista 25th Anniversary Party)

Clive Davis – The Soundtrack Of Our Lives
Various Artists
(Available at all digital retailers)

  1. Big Brother & The Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin – Piece of My Heart
  2. Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
  3. Chicago- 25 Or 6 To 4
  4. Bruce Springsteen -Blinded By The Light
  5. Barry Manilow – Mandy
  6. Eric Carmen – All By Myself
  7. Melissa Manchester – Don’t Cry Out Loud
  8. Earth, Wind & Fire – September
  9. Patti Smith Group – Because The Night
  10. The Kinks – Come Dancing
  11. Whitney Houston – Greatest Love of All
  12. Aretha Franklin – Freeway of Love
  13. Dionne & Friends featuring Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder – That’s What Friends Are For
  14. Carly Simon – Coming Around Again
  15. Kenny G – Songbird
  16. Grateful Dead – Touch of Grey
  17. Annie Lennox – Why
  18. Santana featuring Rob Thomas – Smooth
  19. Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone
  20. Alicia Keys – Fallin’