Clive Davis, the renowned record producer and music business executive, is currently Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Entertainment. Davis’ autobiography “The Soundtrack Of My Life” is set for release on February 19. He has won five Grammys and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer. He has been closely involved with a large list of notable artists through his tenures at Columbia, Arista and J Records. From early signings Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, Billy Joel and Earth, Wind & Fire, to Patti Smith, The Grateful Dead, and Santana, and through Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson among many others, Davis has made a profound impact on popular culture. The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU is extending his legacy and looking to the future of the music business.
Clive Davis has long been an outspoken advocate for artists. His forward-looking perspective is most welcome at South By Southwest. This appearance will be a highlight among the many conference sessions designed to offer registrants a unique music education. (For an Interesting Clive Davis Story click “next”)