Clive Davis

  1. Whitney Houston Funeral Service Live Streamed Here Sat. 2/18 at 12:00 p.m. ET (Watch)

    February 17, 2012 5:30 PM EST Whitney Houston's loved ones will gather today, Saturday Feb. 18, for a private funeral service at Newark, N.J.'s New Hope Baptist Church. But fans worldwide will be able to mourn and remember the life and legacy of the music superstar v ...

  2. Whitney Houston's Colleagues Remember: Don Ienner, Roy Lott, Sylvia Rhone, Wyclef Jean & More

    February 17, 2012 3:45 PM EST When Whitney Houston passed away on Feb. 11 in Beverly Hills, Calif at the age of 48, she left behind a classic body of work that included seven mullti-platinum albums that showcased her powerhouse vocals. Here, Billboard got in touch with many of ...

  3. Whitney Houston's Funeral: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder to Perform; Clive Davis to Speak

    February 16, 2012 3:01 PM EST Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonderwill perform at Whitney Houston's funeral, while Clive Davis will speak, Houston's rep, Jill Fritzo, has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. WATCH VIDEO: Whitney Houston With Clive Davis, Brandy, Monica ...

  4. Diamanda Galas Slams Clive Davis Over Handling of Whitney Houston's Career; Rep Calls Comments 'Inaccurate and Offensive'

    February 16, 2012 6:30 AM EST Singer Diamanda Galas went after Clive Davis on her Facebook page yesterday over the executive's handling of the late Whitney Houston's career, calling him "a colossal pig." According to Galas, Houston "should have been al ...

  5. Video: Whitney Houston With Clive Davis, Brandy, Monica During Grammy Rehearsals Thursday

    February 15, 2012 4:29 PM EST This brief video captures a moment, apparently during interviews around Grammy rehearsals last Thursday, where Whitney is saying a quick goodbye to Brandy, Monica and her mentor, Sony's Clive Davis. Much of what was said is unintelligible, bu ...

  6. Whitney Houston Mourners Face Dearth of Places to Grieve

    February 15, 2012 7:30 AM EST BETH DeFALCO and TED SHAFFREY | Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - In Whitney Houston's hometown, her family plans a private church service, with no public memorial set. In Los Angeles, where she died, there's not even a star on theHol ...

  7. Sony, Apple U.K. Still Decline Comment on Whitney Houston Price Hike in the Hours After Her Death

    February 14, 2012 11:35 AM EST Reps for Sony and Apple in the U.K. have declined to comment on the label's decision to ramp up the price of the singer's "Ultimate Collection" album by 60% in the hours after news of her death reached England on Sunday. Sony M ...

  8. Updated: Whitney Houston Tributes From Artists, Executives, Including Beyonce, Berry Gordy, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Dozens More

    February 12, 2012 2:47 PM EST As news of Whitney Houston's death rapidly spread around the globe, Twitter, the Internet and our inboxes filled with tributes, and Billboard.biz has spoken with dozens of people at many pre-Grammy events. Any attempt at a definitive list of ...

  9. Photos: Clive Davis, Alicia Keys, Diddy Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston at Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 12, 2012 10:11 AM EST Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Clive Davis at the Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Richard Branson at The Beverly Hilton Hotel . He said the late-Whtiney Houston "wo ...

  10. Read: Clive Davis' Comments About Whitney Houston at Pre-Grammy Gala

    February 12, 2012 1:46 AM EST Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Clive Davis at the Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Richard Branson at The Beverly Hilton Hotel . He said the late-Whtiney Houston "wo ...

  11. Whitney Houston Dead at 48

    February 11, 2012 8:21 PM EST Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48. Publicist Kristen Foster said Saturda ...

  12. Billboard Power 100: Peter Edge & Tom Corson

    January 27, 2012 12:10 AM EST No. 41 Peter Edge & Tom Corson CEO & President/COO RCA Music Group Twitter: @RCAMusic The Sounding Board... "I haven't been in promotion or management; I'm coming at it from the music side," Peter Edge (pictured) told B ...

  13. Billboard Power 100: Clive Davis

    January 26, 2012 6:00 PM EST Honoree Clive Davis Chief Creative Officer, Sony Music; Chief Adviser to the Department, Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University Twitter: @clivedavis The Chairman... There's no argument that Clive Davis is on the Mount ...

  14. Seymour Stein's Friends, Fans and Colleagues Pay Tribute

    January 23, 2012 9:11 AM EST For a video tribute on Billboard.biz, artists and executives offered their perspectives on Seymour Stein. Here are excerpts of those interviews. "He doesn't have a cynical bone in his body. You say, 'Hey, I really believe in this ar ...

  15. Swizz Beatz Is Not Actually CEO of Megaupload

    January 20, 2012 3:00 PM EST Multi-talented producer and rapper Swizz Beatz is a man of many business ventures - he's designed cars for Lotus and shoes for Reebok, and served as a professor at NYU's Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music - but it is his purported ...

  16. Sir Richard Branson To Be Honored At Pre-Grammy Gala

    January 19, 2012 12:38 PM EST Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, will be honored at Clive Davis and Recording Academy's Pre-Grammy gala this year. Branson will be presented with the President's Merit Award "in recognition of his significant contri ...

  17. Rock Hall of Fame Opens Archives To Public

    January 17, 2012 8:00 PM EST They won't be cutting the ribbon until April, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Library and Archives collections, a project nearly as old as the shrine itself, opens its doors this week in Cleveland. The four-story, 22,500- ...

  18. Kelly Clarkson Talks Bygone Label Drama, New LP and Why She's Now 'Stronger'

    October 25, 2011 12:01 PM EDT When Kelly Clarkson held a for-fans-only show at L.A.'s famed Troubadour (capacity: 500) on Oct. 19, a moment stood out. It wasn't during the chorus of "Since U Been Gone," which was, as always, met with a room full of frenetic ...

  19. Cee Lo, R. Kelly, Mumford & Sons, F-Bombs Rock Clive Davis' Grammy Party, David Geffen Tribute: Photo Gallery

    February 13, 2011 2:18 PM EST It's My Party: Clive Davis on stage at his 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen. (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) @font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNorm ...

  20. Artist Vs. Label: From Petty to Nelly, Ten Infamous Music Industry Spats

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST When rapper Nelly took to Twitter on Monday (Nov. 29) to vent about lackluster sales of his latest album, "5.0," he blamed his label, thereby joining a long, distinguished line of embittered artists who've taken their record compani ...

  21. BACKBEAT: Santana, Gavin Rossdale, India.Arie and more

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Clive Davis, CCO of Sony Music, and Carlos Santana hosted a private VIP listening event on Wednesday, August 25th to unveil Santana’s brand new album, GUITAR HEAVEN…THE GREATEST GUITAR CLASSICS OF ALL, out on Arista Records on September 21. Below ...

  22. Photos: The 2010 Grammy Awards

    January 31, 2010 12:00 AM EST The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards is a wrap. Below, some shots from the big night and Saturday's pre-Grammy gala hosted by Clive Davis and the Recording Academy. For full coverage of the Grammys, click here . Columbia Records chairman Steve Barne ...

  23. Photo Gallery: Vevo Launch Party

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The switch flipped on the much-hyped online music video service Vevo last night at a grand party in New York. Big-name performers included Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert, while music stars like Bono, 50 Cent, Ciara, John Mayer, Taylor Swift, Rihanna a ...

  24. Video: Clive Davis On Hits, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and More

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Clive Davis sat with Billboard editorial director Bill Werde on Wednesday (Nov. 4) for an exclusive one-on-one conversation as part of an event commemorating the 35th anniversary of Davis’ Arista Records imprint. At the invitation-only event, whic ...

  25. AMBC Divides Opinions Down Under

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The music business Down Under has a bright future. But none of the AustralAsian Music Business Conference's speakers could quite agree what that might be. That was the lingering impression from the 2009 AMBC event, which took place Aug. 20-22 ...

  26. Whitney Houston Launches Album In London

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Whitney Houston appeared at the world premiere of her new album, "I Look to You" (Arista), in London last night (July 14). A healthy-looking Houston appeared briefly on stage at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge after Sony Mus ...

  27. Former BMG Exec Goldstuck Named TouchTunes CEO

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Former president and COO of the BMG Label Group Charles Goldstuck has taken over as CEO of the interactive jukebox firm TouchTunes. The company operates a network of internet-connected jukeboxes, as well as other games and video entertainment mach ...

  28. Houston, Hudson Wow Crowd At Davis Grammy Bash

    February 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST An exuberant Whitney Houston kept the Beverly Hilton ballroom audience on its feet during a rousing performance at last night’s (Feb. 7) pre-Grammy Gala saluting Clive Davis. Dressed in a leopard skin-patterned, form-fitting sheath and matching ov ...

  29. Digital Briefs: T-Mobile, The Grammys, Guitar Hero, Apple

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST - T-Mobile USA is teaming up with The Recording Academy again this year to help promote the Grammys. The deal includes a contest to bring Sidekick owners to the event as well as T-Mobile's sponsoring of Clive Davis's pre-event Gala. - As ...

  30. Edge Upped To A&R President At J Records

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Peter Edge has been named president of A&R for J Records. Edge previously held the title of executive VP of A&R for J Records. He will continue to report to Clive Davis, chairman and CEO of BMG Label Group and will be based in the company& ...

  31. Corson Upped At RCA Music Group

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tom Corson has been promoted to executive VP/GM of the entire RCA Music Group. He's upped from executive VP/GM of J/Arista Records, a job he's had for the past three years, and he adds oversight of RCA Records, replacing Richard Sanders, ...

  32. Davis, Cowell Partner For Leona Lewis Release

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Clive Davis and Simon Cowell will partner to supervise the debut album by Leona Lewis, winner of "The X Factor," the U.K.'s equivalent to "American Idol." The album, due later this summer 2007, will be released via J/Syco ...

  33. Industry Vet Tom Noonan Dies

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST He was 78. Tom Noonan, 78, who was a Billboard institution during his 30-plus year tenure with the magazine, died Sunday (Oct. 29) in Los Angeles. He had been battling bladder cancer for more than a year. The enthusiastic Noonan punctuated his Bil ...

  34. Mario Sues Production Company To Void Contract

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Multi-platinum recording artist Mario filed a lawsuit today (Feb. 16) against Troy Patterson and Third Street Music Group to void his contract with the production company, which he entered as a minor. Multi-platinum recording artist Mario filed a ...

  35. Davis Advocates Customer Service In NARM Keynote

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) at the 2004 National Assn. of Record Merchants convention, Clive Davis, chairman/CEO of BMG North America, urged record retailers to create a passionate co During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) a ...

  36. Davis Advocates Customer Service In NARM Keynote

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) at the 2004 National Assn. of Record Merchants convention, Clive Davis, chairman/CEO of BMG North America, urged record retailers to create a passionate co During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) a ...

  37. Clive Davis To Keynote NARM Convention

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clive Davis, chairman/CEO of BMG North America, will deliver the keynote address at the 2004 NARM convention, to be held Aug. 21-24 at the San Diego Marriott. Clive Davis, chairman/CEO of BMG North America, will deliver the keynote address at the ...

  38. Clive Davis To Keynote NARM Convention

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Address to take form of one-on-one interview. Clive Davis, chairman/CEO of BMG North America, will deliver the keynote address at the 2004 NARM convention, to be held Aug. 21-24 at the San Diego Marriott. In a switch from the traditional keynote f ...

  39. Celebrate Brooklyn To Honor Davis

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clive Davis is going home -- to Brooklyn. Celebrate Brooklyn, one of the nation's oldest free performing arts festivals, will honor Davis, chairman of BMG North America and a Brooklyn native, at a gal Clive Davis is going home -- to Brooklyn. ...

  40. Celebrate Brooklyn To Honor Davis

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clive Davis is going home -- to Brooklyn. Celebrate Brooklyn, one of the nation's oldest free performing arts festivals, will honor Davis, chairman of BMG North America and a Brooklyn native, at a gal Clive Davis is going home -- to Brooklyn. ...

  41. AOL To Webcast Grammy Party

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST AOL says it will Webcast Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party live on Feb. 7. Coverage of the event -- offered to AOL users as part of the service's Broadband Rocks programming -- will include red-carpet int AOL says it will Webcast Clive Davis ...

  42. AOL To Webcast Grammy Party

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST AOL says it will Webcast Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party live on Feb. 7. Coverage of the event -- offered to AOL users as part of the service's Broadband Rocks programming -- will include red-carpet int AOL says it will Webcast Clive Davis ...

  43. Update: Arista, RCA/J, Jive Under Clive's Control

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG, which is continuing to streamline its operations ahead of a merger with Sony Music, has tapped Clive Davis as chairman/CEO of BMG North America. The restructuring puts the operations of Arista, R BMG, which is continuing to streamline its ope ...

  44. Update: Arista, RCA/J, Jive Under Clive's Control

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG, which is continuing to streamline its operations ahead of a merger with Sony Music, has tapped Clive Davis as chairman/CEO of BMG North America. The restructuring puts the operations of Arista, R BMG, which is continuing to streamline its ope ...

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