In Episode 48, Jason Davis shares about his music journey and how it has impacted his life throughout the years.
Jason Davis has spent his entire two decade career in the music industry and worked with many worldwide stars, including Boyz ll Men, Sugar Ray, P. Diddy, Alabama, Lonestar, Dolly Parton, among many others. Davis is an entertainment industry executive with a broad range of titles including award winning songwriter, award winning author, independent record label president, executive TV producer, entertainment consultant, former Senior VP of A&R for Dolly Parton’s management company CTK management and a serial entrepreneur. He has also secured record deal offers with CEO’s from the largest music companies in the world, including Capitol Records, Sony, Interscope, Island / Def Jam, Epic, Atlantic, RCA, and J Records. Traveling between New York, London, Los Angeles, Miami and Nashville, he built a reputation working with the top songwriters, producers, and recording artists in the entertainment industry on a global level. Over the span of his career, he has not only pioneered new approaches to the signing and development of some of the world’s most successful recording artists and songwriters but he has consistently championed innovative business models and partnerships with a wide range of companies around the world.
His career began as a songwriter when he was discovered by Grant Cunningham, the former VP of A&R for Sparrow Records. Davis went on to write a #1 Billboard hit, received several ASCAP songwriting and publishing awards, and was nominated for a latin music award. Davis has also co-founded other cutting edge entertainment companies such as Radar Label Group (Jimmy Eat World, Plain White T’s, Neon Trees, The Unlikely Candidates), One One 7, Awaken Records (Austin French), and Noble Management. He is also co-president and partner of booking agency Higher Level Agency.
-Jason shares some great stories and how Def Leppard literally saved his life!
-He also shares the story behind Pour Some Sugar on Me and how it almost never existed!
-We discuss how music from an early age impacted him and what the future of music looks like. Music from an early age helped create a bond with his dad as well.
-He thinks he probably drove his family nuts about his infatuation with music.
-Jason talks about how his Granpa really made an impact on his work ethic.
-He talks about the struggle of getting paid on his first #1 song he wrote and how the artist took credit for his song.
-Shares about how comparison can be very dangerous
-The story of how he met his wife and how he found her ring from a pawn shop is pretty awesome!
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