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Clive Davis Announced as SXSW Music Featured Speaker

SXSW has announced that legendary Music Producer and Executive Clive Davis will be a Featured Speaker on Thursday March 14th.

The winner of five Grammy’s and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will certainly be a key highlight for Music and Platinum registrants to the conference.

From the SXSW site:

[Davis] has been closely involved with a large list of notable artists through his tenures at Columbia, Arista and J Records. From early signings with Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, Billy Joel and Earth, Wind & Fire, to Patti Smith, The Grateful Dead, and Santana, and through Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson among many others, Davis has made a profound impact on popular culture. The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU is extending his legacy and looking to the future of the music business.

Clive Davis has long been an outspoken advocate for artists. His forward-looking perspective is most welcome at SXSW.

What an amazing career, wonder what it would be like to sit down and have a beer with him to just some of the stories he must have!

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