Melinda Newman

Clive Davis and Aretha Franklin

Clive Davis Reflects on 40-Year Friendship & Creative Partnership With Aretha Franklin

Since Aretha Franklin left Atlantic Records in 1979, many of her most successful records have been executive-produced by Clive Davis, first as founder/president of Arista Records and more recently in his role as chief creative officer of Sony Music Entertainment. He offers reflections on a four-decade creative process.