The NYU Steinhardt Music Business Program and the Clive Davis Institute at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts will co-host “A Conversation with Tommy Mottola” on Wednesday, April 10 at 3:30 p.m. Mottola will discuss his new book, “Hitmaker,” and his nearly five decades as a leading innovator in the music industry with Phil Galdston, songwriter-in-residence at NYU Steinhardt. The first 100 guests will receive a copy of the book.
The event will take place at NYU’s Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life at 238 Thompson St. (C95 auditorium[below Washington Square South]). The event is free and open to the public. Media interested in attending should contact Courtney Bowe in the NYU Office of Public Affairs at 212.998.6797 or Courtney.Bowe@nyu.edu.
Born in the Bronx and originally a recording artist under the name T.D. Valentine, Mottola rose to be one of the most influential music executives of all time. He discovered, developed, and/or launched the careers of many superstars, including Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, and Gloria Estefan, and is credited with creating the "Latin Explosion." He also worked alongside Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, the Dixie Chicks, Pearl Jam, Aerosmith, Tony Bennett, and Ozzy Osbourne, among others.
About the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (@nyusteinhardt)
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development prepares students for careers in the arts, education, health, media, and psychology. Since its founding in 1890, the Steinhardt School's mission has been to expand human capacity through public service, global collaboration, research, scholarship, and practice. To learn more about NYU Steinhardt, visit: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu.
About the NYU Tisch Clive Davis Institute (@CliveDavisInst)
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 focuses on providing professional training for students who aspire to succeed as creative entrepreneurs in the music industry. The program bears the name of its chief patron and advisor, Clive Davis.