Clive Davis To Speak At Exclusive Leadership Music Event

Clive Davis will be the featured speaker for Leadership Music’s record company program day at an exclusive, invitation-only event March 14. During the 90-minute session at the Country Music Hall of Fame And Museum’s CMA Theater, Davis will share insights from his decades-long legendary career shaping and influencing the careers of artists like Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Aerosmith, Simon & Garfunkel, Billy Joel, Earth Wind & Fire, Barry Manilow, Alicia Keys, Rod Stewart, The Kinks, The Grateful Dead and many more.

In celebration of Davis’ visit to Nashville, the event will be open to Leadership Music Alumni, special guests, music industry organization reps, and local college students. He will be interviewed during the event, which is presented by City National Bank and Sony Music Nashville, by Julie Swidler, Executive Vice President, Business Affairs & General Counsel, Sony Music Entertainment.

A new documentary on Davis, Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Liveswill world premiere on opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival April 19 in New York, and Davis will screen a trailer of the new film for attendees of the Leadership Music event.

Davis has a longtime history with Music City, having opened Arista Nashville with Tim DuBois in 1988. The Arista roster would include Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Diamond Rio, Pam Tillis and Brad Paisley. In 2000, Clive was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and received the Trustees Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy. In 2002, he established the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at New York University, and six years later he was appointed Chief Creative Officer for all of Sony Music Entertainment.


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