Posts Tagged ‘J Records’

Clive DavisDate of Interview: 05/18/2011

Over the past four decades, Clive Davis has established and maintained universal recognition as the music industry’s leading visionary. In 2003, his abounding passion for music extended itself to academia, with the establishment of the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at New York University. As a division of the Tisch School of the Arts, the department aids the university with the “development” of aspiring music entrepreneurs in a manner that matches Clive Davis’ professional leadership of the successful artists that have been under his care.

In honor of Clive Davis’ influence and accomplishments, both within and outside the music profession, New York University honored the music mogul with a Doctor of Fine Arts degree on May 18, 2011, during its 179th Commencement Exercise. Shortly thereafter, Clive Davis managed to squeeze some time out of his busy schedule and settle down for an interview with Clayton Perry – reflecting on “the art” of artist development, the founding of J Records, and the cultural impact of LaFace and Bad Boy Records.

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Nina Sky

Date of Interview: 10/02/2008

© 2008 Clayton Perry

In 2004, at the height of the reggaeton movement, Nina Sky stormed up Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart—peaking at #4 with the international smash “Move Ya Body.”  Although fame, fortune and success came quickly, the sisters spent the past four years out of the spotlight, so that they could craft an album that would fully express their diverse, genre-defying style.  In 2009, the duo will invite the world to enjoy The Musical: Nicole and Natalie Albino—raw and uncensored.

In many ways, The Musical serves as a fresh start for Nina Sky.  Since their departure from Universal Records, the two have found a home at J Records.  In the wake of The Musical’s release, Nicole and Natalie Albino managed to squeeze some time out of their busy schedule and settle down for an interview with Clayton Perry — reflecting on Madonna, sisterhood and the reggaeton movement.

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