Whitney Houston with Clive Davis. Photo by: David LaChapelle 2000
Whitney Houston with Clive Davis. Photo by: David LaChapelle 2000

Inside the Music Industry

Radio City Music Hall will host the opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival with a special screening of documentary film and live music. The concert will provide entertainment with Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Earth, Wind & Fire.

The film Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives will also screen during the opening night at Tribeca in New York City on April 19.


The Tribeca Film Festival noted:

‘Based on Davis’ 2013 bestselling autobiography, the film chronicles the historic influence of “The Man with the Golden Ears,” who rose from humble beginnings, and in a compelling and riveting journey, became one of the music industry’s most iconic figures. Directed by Chris Perkel, the film is produced by Michael Bernstein of Scott Free Productions, with Ridley Scott and Mary Lisio executive producing alongside IM Global’s Stuart Ford, David Schulhof, and Deborah Zipser. Leading independent film and television studio IM Global provided financing for the film.’

Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives is a fascinating exploration of his remarkable story and the impact that a great producer can have on artists and music.” – Jane Rosenthal, Co-Founder and Executive Chair of the Tribeca Film Festival

Below is an interesting interview with Clive Davis in 2013 during the release of the book that this documentary is based on. A wide spectrum of YouTube content covers Clive Davis and his different roles in the music industry.

The Wall Street Journal interview below did inquire about some of the pitfalls that happen to musicians, but could have dug deeper into the ways record labels could do a better job of sustaining careers by helping manage their personal lives.

Grab tickets for the Tribeca Film Festival via their main website.

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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.