Our team at Amplify Entertainment Marketing has been blessed to meet and work with so many of our music business idols, but undoubtedly one of the pinnacles was when Amplify produced an event this week at the Los Angeles Film School featuring Clive Davis. If you were an artist, you wanted Clive behind your career – from Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Santana, and Patti Smith to Alicia Keys and Whitney Houston (just to name a few) – Clive was the one most responsible for your career. If you were on the other side of the biz – you wanted to be Clive Davis!
After a special screening of the documentary “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives“, Amplify’s Del Breckenfeld hosted a Q & A with Clive and Chris Perkel, the director of the critically acclaimed film, where they discussed the process of making the film, and shared stories from Clive Davis’ storied career as a music mogul. For the students both in the LA Film School’s Main Theater, and those watching the Q & A online throughout the United States, it was an incredible experience.
One of the students who attended remarked, “I can’t express how much this moment meant to me. I literally just moved into my [Los Angeles] apartment, from Chicago, and was sitting at a Q&A w/ one of my biggest inspirations the following day. I am still in awe of how my dreams are literally unfolding before my eyes.”
And it wasn’t just the students and faculty that were in awe. In the week leading up to the event, the Amplify team was busy putting the final event logistics together, which included coordinating directly with Clive.
“I remember the day when I answered my mobile and heard, ‘Del, this is Clive Davis'”, Breckenfeld exclaimed. “A moment I will never forget!”