If you don't have a mentor and you want to run a label, or you're an artist and want to know the pitfalls of some of your favorites that have come and gone, this is required reading.
I found the book a great look jnto how the record business is ran. Clive Davis is very articulate and knows hoe to use his words,without offending others. This book is a must read.
love biographies, sports, comedy
the narrator was great. sounds like a young Clive Davis
can't wait to buy additional copies as gifts
I am not much of a music connoisseur, but I enjoyed this book anyway. Davis tells a great story, a personal story that just happens to weave in a lot of musicians and places that are famous today. Great listen.
Professional who loves a good book. Prefer non fiction-but will take on good fiction.
his early life
I know everything about pop music and he probaly does
too long could live with out his discussion of his sexuality
Possibly parts of it because it was interesting.
I was really surprised at the end. I guess I'm out of the loop of the music industry!
I don't know about FAVORITE, but I enjoyed learning an insiders's perspective of many of the "characters".
Hearing about his firing and how the family got through it.
Good book, especially if you are interested in the music world.
Clive Davis is very diplomatic and, aside from a few notable exceptions like kelly Clarkston, he remains diplomatic and business-like in his depictions of the business relationships he has had with dozens of musicians,producers, writers, superstars and artists. I do wish he had spilled more greasy gossip but he admirably stays above the tattle tale, sensational claptrap that we get with the common tell-alls.
At times his arrogance comes through but you don't get to be the most successful exec in the music business by being meek.
He leads/led one of the most fascinating music business careers of the 20th century and this autobiography gives a decent history of popular music of the second half of the 20th century.
It's a compelling read.
great from the very beginning. Such a wonderful insider glimpse of the world of rock and roll from a very different perspective. So interesting to see it from the management's point of view. loved it.
The story in general was compelling and interesting from start to finish. What an amazing life to be sure. Loved hearing about all his thoughts and experiences with regard to music and performers, as well as the inter workings in the corporate world
I have not read my autobiographies
no, it just kept my interest. I looked forward to the times I could indulge and listen