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‘Will It Go Round in Circles?’ Leadership of the Black Music Executive, the Off-and-On Romance with the Recording Industry

David C. Linton, Chairman of the Living Legends Foundation (Photo Courtesy of David C. Linton)

*As we celebrate the 45th anniversary of Black Music Month, we are reminded of the rich tradition of our music and culture. Black Music Month was founded by Kenny Gamble, Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter and one of the founders of Philadelphia International Records; along with co-founder Dyana Williams, award-winning radio and television broadcaster; and […]

Clive Davis: Whitney Houston Had Teenage Affair with Robyn Crawford | WATCH

Clive Davis and Whitney Houston - Getty

*For Clive Davis, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” is so far the best film about Whitney Houston, for it captures the late singer’s life so well. Davis personally knew Houston, including some of her secrets that nobody as yet knows. Clive who is behind music legends like Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, and the late Aretha Franklin, […]

Dionne Warwick Slams Upcoming Whitney Houston Biopic: ‘Leave Her Alone’

Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston, Clive Davis / Gett

*Dionne Warwick has made clear that she wants no part of an upcoming biopic about the late-great Whitney Houston. The forthcoming film “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” follows Houston’s life and rise to fame. Executive Producer Clive Davis previously said that the project will be a “no holds barred” portrait of the artist, and he won’t […]

A Witness to a Queen’s Greatness

*It has been nearly two months since the death of Aretha Franklin, my longtime client, and friend. I’ve worked with Aretha for more than 20 years. Our professional relationship started during my tenure as Senior Director of Publicity at Arista Records in 1997. After my time at Arista, I went to work for another record […]

Aretha Franklin Biopic Project with Jennifer Hudson ‘Definitely Moving Forward’

*Word of an Aretha Franklin biopic to star Jennifer Hudson was first revealed last January, when Clive Davis broke the news at his annual pre-Grammy party before introducing J-Hud onstage to sing a medley of Franklin’s hits. “The artist anointed by Aretha Franklin herself,” Davis said in bringing Hudson to the stage, adding “Aretha personally […]

Aretha Franklin: Nephew Believes Queen of Soul will ‘Pull Through’

*A nephew of R&B icon Aretha Franklin is disputing reports that the 18-time Grammy winner has only days to live. TMZ reported Monday (Aug. 13) that sources close to the family claimed doctors informed them “today (Monday) is the day “Aretha will pass.” ” On Saturday, veteran reporter Roger Friedman first broke the news that Franklin was “gravely […]

Jennifer Hudson Chosen to Star in Aretha Franklin Biopic for MGM

[videowaywire video_id=”50SK872TVNCCSZNJ”] *Somebody done let the cat out the bag. And that somebody is none other than record mogul Clive Davis. OK, put it this way. He didn’t so much as let the cat out the bag as he made official what had been rumored for quite some time. Saturday night at his highly anticipated […]

Jay-Z to Receive Industry Icon Honor at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammys Bash

[videowaywire video_id=”G9RYVG1VM2H4ZZ35″] *Jay-Z will be the man of the hour this year at Clive Davis’ annual Pre-Grammy Gala in New York. Page Six reports, “phones are ringing off the hook with people trying to score an invitation” to the bash, which will feature Davis and the Recording Academy recognizing Hov as the 2018 Grammy Salute […]