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Nancy Pelosi Receives Standing Ovation At Clive Davis Grammy Event

Several attendees of the Sony Music exec's pre-Grammys gala re-created the House speaker's iconic SOTU clapback.
Tags: News, House, Nancy Pelosi, Sony Music, Clive Davis


Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala Has It All, From Travis Scott to Barbra Streisand to Nancy Pelosi

Now in its 43rd year, The Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala is famously a party like no other, one that brings together a unique and at times bizarre combination of luminaries under one roof for one night. It’s quite possibly the only place on Earth where one will find Nancy Pelosi, Alice Cooper, Joni Mitchell, Barbra Streisand, Caitlin Jenner […]
Tags: News, Earth, Nancy Pelosi, Grammys, Barbra Streisand, Travis Scott, Clive Davis


Pelosi gets rock star treatment at Davis gala

The audience at Clive Davis' white-hot pre-Grammy gala included Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell and Kareem Abdul Jabbar, but it was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who got the most requests to take a selfie. (Feb. 10)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, House, Davis, Nancy Pelosi, Joni Mitchell, Pelosi, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Clive Davis


'Alicia has to be Alicia': LL Cool J talks Grammys

LL Cool J talks hosting Grammys, while nominees Ella Mai, Maren Morris and Linda Perry share their excitement on the arrivals line at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party. (Feb. 10)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Linda Perry, Clive Davis, ALICIA, Ella Mai Maren Morris


Clive Davis' pre-Grammys gala 2019: 5 biggest moments from Travis Scott to Nancy Pelosi

The event didn't feel quite as essential as it has in previous years, whether it was the lack of big-name performers or the absence of young stars.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Nancy Pelosi gets rock star treatment at Clive Davis gala

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The audience at Clive Davis’ white-hot gala included Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell and Kareem Abdul Jabbar, but it was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who got the most requests to take a selfie. Pelosi received rock star treatment Saturday night from attendees at the annual pre-Grammy event, which also featured a […]
Tags: News, Nation, House, Nancy Pelosi, Joni Mitchell, Pelosi, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, BEVERLY HILLS Calif, Clive Davis


Nancy Pelosi Gets Standing Ovation at Clive Davis’ Grammy Party (VIDEO)

Nancy Pelosi, a surprise guest at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy celebration on Saturday night, got a standing ovation from industry elites as she was introduced by Davis, himself, at the start of the annual gala. “The first introduction tonight is of someone who has joined us many times before but somehow I know and all of […]
Tags: News, Davis, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Grammys, Clive Davis


Smokey Robinson Defends J. Lo’s Motown Tribute at the Grammys: ‘Anyone Who Is Upset Is Stupid’

One of Motown’s most influential artists, Smokey Robinson, hit back at criticism of Jennifer Lopez leading the Motown tribute at Sunday’s Grammy Awards. “I don’t think anyone who is intelligent is upset,” he told Variety. “I think anyone is upset is stupid.” Speaking to Variety’s Marc Malkin outside Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy gala on Saturday, Robinson, […]
Tags: News, Smokey Robinson, Jennifer Lopez, Grammys, Variety, Clive Davis, Marc Malkin, Smokey Robinson Defends J Lo


Carlile 'ready' for Clive Davis' Grammy party performance

Brandi Carlile says she's nervous about performing at Clive Davis' legendary pre-Grammy party and praises the Recording Academy for their inclusivity this year. (Feb. 8)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Carlile, Recording Academy, Clive Davis, Brandi Carlile


Clive Davis and Brandi Carlile Talk Pre-Grammy Gala, Variety’s Patti Smith-Inspired Cover

Now in its 43rd year, the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala is famously the music industry’s hottest ticket, an invite-only affair held the night before the Grammy Awards and loaded with the kind of A-list guest list that only Davis could assemble. Organized by Davis with his son, attorney Doug Davis, it’s legendary as a platform for exclusive superstar […]
Tags: News, Davis, Patti Smith, Grammys, Clive Davis, Brandi Carlile, Doug Davis


Shawn Mendes, Bebe Rexha, Maren Morris Confirmed for Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala

Now in its 43rd year, the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala is famously the music industry’s hottest ticket, an invite-only affair held the night before the Grammy Awards and loaded with the kind of A-list guest list that only Davis could assemble. Organized by Davis with his son, attorney Doug Davis, it’s legendary as a platform […]
Tags: News, Davis, Shawn Mendes, Maren Morris, Clive Davis, Doug Davis, Bebe Rexha, Shawn Mendes Bebe Rexha Maren Morris


John Prine to Be Honored at Grammy Eve Tribute Concert in L.A.

Clive Davis’ annual Grammy eve gala in L.A. is getting some pretty hip competition at a club two miles away. The night before the awards telecast, a singer-songwriter legend who’s up for three Grammys this year, John Prine, will be saluted with a tribute concert at the Troubadour, put on by the Americana Music Association. […]
Tags: News, Grammy Awards, John Prine, Clive Davis, Americana Music Association, Americana Association


Clarence Avant to Be Honored at Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala

The Recording Academy and Clive Davis today announced that industry veteran and urban music pioneer Clarence Avant will be honored at Davis’ annual Pre-Grammy Gala, taking place at the Beverly Hilton on Feb. 9, the night before the 61 st annual Grammy Awards. At the ceremony, Avant will be recognized as the 2019 Grammy Salute […]
Tags: News, Davis, Grammy Awards, Beverly Hilton, Recording Academy, Clive Davis, Clarence Avant


Ken Ehrlich Pays Tribute to Aretha Franklin With Joyous Grammy Tribute

When it comes to television, Ken Ehrlich is Aretha Franklin’s “Do Right Man.” The TV producer worked with the late Aretha Franklin for the first time in 1981 at his second-ever Grammys at Radio City Music Hall. Now his AEG Ehrlich Ventures is executive-producing (along with Clive Davis and Danny Davis) “Aretha! A Grammy Celebration […]
Tags: News, Aretha Franklin, Grammys, Amazing Grace, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Clive Davis, Danny Davis, Ken Ehrlich, Aretha Franklin With Joyous Grammy Tribute, Radio City Music Hall Now, AEG Ehrlich Ventures


Melissa Manchester Looks Back at 1985 and Her Synthpop Experiments

None The 1980s weren't particularly kind to the singer/songwriters who'd emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The recording studio became the producer's fiefdom and the acoustic music that had characterized the work of people like Joni Mitchell and Carole King became passé. Artists affected by these changes either attempted to move with the times or, like Laura Nyro, recorded far less frequently. Acoustic or semi-acoustic pop music was still around, but performers such as Suzanne Vega and...
Tags: Feature, Music, Interview, Pop, Atlantic, Manchester, David Bowie, Davis, Madonna, Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell, Duke, Marvin Gaye, Usc, Amos, Arif Mardin


Mineral’s Chris Simpson On His Band’s New Book, New Music, Ancient Memories, & Enduring Legacy

Chris Simpson doesn't think he's ever met a casual Mineral fan, but the potential for millions of them briefly existed in the minds of people like Sylvia Rhone, Jimmy Iovine, and Clive Davis. Even your parents can probably name the careers shepherded by these legendary A&Rs: Santana, Bruce Springsteen, 2Pac, Eminem, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Metallica, … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Interview, Premiere, Mineral, Clive Davis, Chris Simpson, Sylvia Rhone Jimmy Iovine, Santana Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel Aerosmith Metallica


Aretha Franklin to be honored with tribute show next month

NEW YORK (AP) — The Queen of Soul will get a royal tribute from Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Kelly Clarkson and more next month. The Recording Academy and music mogul Clive Davis will put on the special concert — “Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul” — on Jan. 13 at the Shrine […]
Tags: New York, News, Aretha Franklin, Ap, Nation, Recording Academy, Clive Davis, Alicia Keys Patti LaBelle Kelly Clarkson


Aretha Franklin remembered by Clive Davis

25 March 1942 - 16 August 2018The music industry supremo who worked with the singer over four decades recalls the Queen of Soul’s vocal genius, humour – and love of fine dining • John McCain remembered by Sidney McCain• Read the Observer’s obituaries of 2018 in fullI’ve never been more grateful for the opportunity to work than with Aretha Franklin. When we first met in the late 1970s, I felt I’d already known her for years. Her Atlantic Records career in the late 1960s, with Jerry Wexler, was ju...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Music, UK, Science, Aretha Franklin, US, Soul, Physics, Culture, Billy Joel, Davis, Stephen Hawking, John Mccain, George Michael, Atlantic Records


Lena Dunham Hasn’t Talked to Lorde Since Jack Antonoff Rumors

Lena Dunham, Lorde and Jack Antonoff. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images; Ethan Miller/Getty Images; Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Keeping their distance. Lena Dunham opened up about her breakup with Jack Antonoff and the rumors that he started dating her close friend Lorde soon after. Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff: The Way They Were “It was so embarrassing. It was awful,” the Girls creator, 32, told New York Magazine’s The Cut in an interview published on Sunday, November 25. “I don’t thi...
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Grammy Deadlines and Dates 2019

A complete list of all the deadlines and dates for the 2019 Grammy Awards including nominations, voting and the celebration itself.  First round voting begins this week. The 61st annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 First Round of Voting Opens Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 First Round of Voting Closes Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 Nominees Announced Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 Final Round of Voting Opens Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 F...
Tags: Music, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Music Business, Conventions & Awards, Indie Labels, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, Recording Academy, Clive Davis


John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ Gets New Life at Grammy Museum Event

Expansive new mixes, and newly unearthed demos and alternates of John Lennon’s chart-topping 1971 album “Imagine” were publicly unveiled before a sold-out audience at L.A.’s Grammy Museum on Wednesday night. The event at the museum’s Clive Davis Theatre — featuring appearances by remix engineer Paul Hicks, director Andrew Solt, drummer Jim Keltner, and Lennon friend […]
Tags: News, John Lennon, Events, Lennon, Imagine, Jim Keltner, Clive Davis, Scott Goldman, Paul Hicks, Andrew Solt


‘Songs of Hope’ Raises $400,000 for Cancer Research, Honors 2018’s Top Music Makers

The 14th annual Songs of Hope gala, held for the second consecutive year in producer Alex Da Kid’s sprawling Sherman Oaks compound, raised a record-breaking total more than $400,000 for the City of Hope’s cancer research initiatives. The highlight was the presentation of “Songs of Hope Beverly and Ben Horowitz Legacy Award” to leading specialist […]
Tags: News, Ben Horowitz, Mike Will Made-it, Clive Davis, Sherman Oaks, Benny Blanco, City of Hope, Martin Bandier, SZA, Alex Da Kid, Hope Beverly


Aretha Franklin Funeral: Read Clive Davis’ Eulogy to the Queen of Soul

Hundreds gathered at Detroit’s Greater Grace Church on Friday morning to honor the legendary Aretha Franklin, who died on Aug. 16 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Among those closest to the Queen of Soul was Clive Davis, whose long career in the music industry includes nearly four decades during which they worked together. Davis […]
Tags: News, Aretha Franklin, Davis, Detroit, Franklin, Clive Davis, Queen of Soul, Greater Grace Church


Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson to speak at Franklin funeral

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cicely Tyson will be among the speakers at Aretha Franklin’s funeral next week. Franklin’s rep, Gwendolyn Quinn, says other speakers will include former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, music mogul Clive Davis, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder […]
Tags: New York, News, Eric Holder, Aretha Franklin, Ap, Rick Snyder, Franklin, Cicely Tyson, Rev Jesse Jackson, Clive Davis, Nation & World, Gwendolyn Quinn, Bill Clinton Smokey Robinson, Rev Al Sharpton Michigan


Music Industry Pays Tribute To Aretha Franklin

With today's death of Aretha Franklin (76), music has lost one of its powerful voices, and both the industry and other artists are responding with heartfelt tributes befitting "The Queen of Soul."  During her long and illustrious career, Aretha Franklin won 18 Grammy and a Lifetime Achievement Award.  The Recording Academy's Neil Portnow issued this tribute: "Aretha Franklin was an incomparable artist who came to be recognized as one of the most profound voices in music. Known univer...
Tags: Music, Aretha Franklin, Paul Mccartney, John Legend, Grammys, Music Business, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, PAUL, Recording Academy, Tony Bennett, Pavarotti, Neil Portnow, Clive Davis, Aretha, Queen of Soul


Benny Blanco, Mike Will Made-It, More to Be Honored at Songs of Hope Event

The cancer research and treatment center City of Hope today announced the initial lineup of presenters and honorees who will celebrate the song and songwriter at its Songs of Hope XIV event. Among the music and entertainment industry VIPs in attendance will be veteran executive and producer Clive Davis, producer/songwriter Benny Blanco, songwriter/record producer Mike Will Made-It, Sony/ATV Music Publishing […]
Tags: News, Mike Will Made-it, Mike Will, Clive Davis, Benny Blanco, City of Hope, Martin Bandier, Sony ATV Music Publishing, Benny Blanco Mike Will


Artista Records Returns

Legendary label imprint Arista Records has restarted and will be headed by veteran label exec David Massey.  Sony has announced that Arista will launch as a “frontline creative center,” alongside Epic, RCA and Columbia. Massey will serve as president and CEO of Arista and will report to Sony Music CEO Rob Stringer. “We are excited to be reintroducing the iconic Arista brand as a full major label under the leadership of David Massey,” Stringer said in a statement. “David is a visionary...
Tags: Music, David, Davis, Music Business, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, Arista, MASSEY, Sony Music, Stringer, Clive Davis, Island Records, Rob Stringer, Arista Records, David Massey, Artista Records Returns


Sony Music Relaunches Arista Records Under David Massey

Sony Music Entertainment CEO Rob Stringer today announced the relaunch of Arista Records, the label founded in 1974 by Clive Davis, under the leadership of former Island Records CEO David Massey. According to the announcement, the label will become an “all-new frontline creative center” within Sony Music led by Massey, who will serve as president and CEO. […]
Tags: News, Sony Music Entertainment, MASSEY, Sony Music, Clive Davis, Island Records, Rob Stringer, Arista Records, David Massey, Sony Music Relaunches Arista Records


Clive and Doug Davis Have Made the Pre-Grammy Gala the Hottest Ticket in Music

In many ways, Clive and Doug Davis are just like any other loving father-son pair: they travel together, celebrate holidays and, since they are both in the music business, collaborate on various industry-related projects such as Clive’s 2013 autobiography “The Soundtrack of My Life” and its companion documentary, “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives,” […]
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Music Attorney Doug Davis Combines Career Success With a Passion for Causes

About a decade ago, when Doug Davis was 35, he was experiencing what he assumed were your standard, garden-variety symptoms of indigestion and heartburn. Not one for running to the doctor for what he presumed to be a minor ailment, the preeminent entertainment and sports attorney and founder of the New York-based Davis Firm, contemplated […]
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