New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music in the Tisch School of the Arts has announced the members of its first Advisory Board. Board members will serve in an advisory capacity and offer advice and guidance whenever called upon to the Institute and its chair. The successful entrepreneurs and business executives comprising the Board will also interact with other business and music industry leaders to help provide Recorded Music students with opportunities for learning beyond the classroom walls.
The Recorded Music program was designated an Institute this spring with the renewal of a gift of $5 million by its namesake, Clive Davis. As the Institute looks to expand and grow, Advisory Board members will also play a key role in assisting with raising awareness of its programs and initiatives. Members will be expected to focus on soliciting funds to help provide students with much needed scholarships, as well as to allow for facilities expansion, improvements in software and technology, and tools for project incubation.
“I'm honored that this group of esteemed executives and entrepreneurs, with their wealth of knowledge and experience, have agreed to join us,” said Jeffrey Rabhan, chair of the Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music. “Their insights have already proven invaluable, and their success stories are an inspiration to our students.”
The members of the new Advisory Board for the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music members are:
- Barbara Cane, vice president and general manager writer-publisher relations, BMI
- Doug Davis, founder, The Davis Firm, PLLC
- Fred Davis, founding partner, Code Advisor
- Ken Friedman, owner, The Spotted Pig, The Breslin
- Josh Klein, managing director, Monarch Business and Wealth Mgmt, LLC
- Ken Hertz, senior partner, Hertz and Lichtenstein LLP
- Mike Offit, journalist
- Denise Rich, songwriter and philanthropist
- Ira Sallen, partner, WTW Associates, Inc
- David Schulhof, owner, E2 Group, LLC
- Rob Stevenson, founder, FTW!
- Tom Sturges, executive vice president/head of creative, Universal Music Publishing Group
The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music is the first of its kind to provide professional business and artistic training toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The undergraduate program is designed to provide professional training for students who aspire to succeed as creative entrepreneurs in the music industry. Since it opened its doors in 2003, the program has been a leader in training aspiring music entrepreneurs. It has been on the cutting edge of music education, offering innovative courses like “The History of Def Jam,” “Emerging Music Trends,” and “Branding.” The program bears the name of its chief patron and advisor, Clive Davis.