If you know anything about the record industry, you know it's screwed up. If you know anything about the music industry, you know about Clive Davis.
Clive Davis is no longer a part of the music industry and it's a sad state of affairs. The way things are working and the trend towards less artist development has paved the way for his exit. For years he's been an example of the right way to build an artist. He took Whitney Houston to success, he took Alicia Keys to success and he resurrected the career of Carlos Santana many years ago with his duet-centric comeback album, Supernatural. He even brought my beloved Pearl Jam back to popular status.
He is a marketing genius and the fact that he is no longer in music is quite depressing to me. Here's a toast to Clive Davis!