SXSW Music Announces Clive Davis As a Featured Speaker

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The South By Southwest (SXSW) Music and Media Conference and Festival announces that renowned record producer and music business executive Clive Davis (pictured) will appear at the conference as a featured speaker on Thursday, March 14, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Davis is currently Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Entertainment.

Davis has long been an outspoken advocate for artists. This appearance will be a highlight among many conference sessions designed to offer registrants a unique music education.

Davis' autobiography The Soundtrack Of My Life is set for release on February 19. He has won five Grammys and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer. He has been closely involved with a large list of notable artists through his tenures at Columbia, Arista and J Records. From early signings 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 New York University is extending his legacy and looking to the future of the music business.

For more information to register to attend SXSW, go to www.sxsw.com.