"The Soundtrack of My Life"
CCO of Sony Music Entertainment
Language:The speech and Q & A will be in English with simultaneous interpretation
The music industry has produced more than its share of legends, and no one merits that accolade more than Clive Davis. Although he began his career as a lawyer, Davis is one of those unique individuals who knows how to blend art and commerce in new and creative ways.
While serving as president of Columbia Records from 1967 to 1973, Davis oversaw the label’s phenomenal growth by realizing the huge commercial potential and artistic significance of rock music. He was the founder and president of Arista Records from 1975 through 2000, when he founded J Records. Davis is currently chief creative officer of Sony Music Entertainment.
Acts that Davis played a key role in discovering, signing and nurturing include Janis Joplin, Carlos Santana, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Whitney Houston, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Earth, Wind and Fire … the list goes on.
During his career, Davis has won four Grammy Awards as a producer, as well as a Grammy Trustees Award in 2000 and the President’s Merit Award in 2009.
Earlier this year he published his autobiography, “The Soundtrack of My Life,” which is essential reading for anyone interested in the music business — or anyone who needs inspiration to achieve their goals.
The FCCJ is deeply honored to have Davis come to the club and share his stories about the always fascinating music business, as well as his thoughts about the industry’s future — and what it takes to make your dreams come true.
Please reserve in advance, 3211-3161 or on the website (still & TV cameras inclusive). Reservations and cancellations are not complete without confirmation.
Professional Activities Committee