Clive Davis ’56, chairman and CEO of BMG North America, will speak at Harvard Law School on Friday, September 28 at 5 p.m. in Langdell North.

Known as the “man with the golden ears” for his ability to discover talent, Davis has been a transformative force in the music industry since 1960. He started his recording career at Columbia Records before founding his own record label, Arista.

Over the years, he has signed well-known artists such as Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, and Whitney Houston. More recently, Davis has signed Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, and each year’s American Idol winner to the BMG label. Davis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

The event is sponsored by the HLS Forum, which is dedicated to bringing open discussion on a broad range of legal, political, and social issues to the HLS campus.

Click here to read a profile of Davis published in the Spring 2001 Harvard Law Bulletin.