Entertainment lawyer and producer Davis wins Grammy Award
Doug Davis ’94 BA (PSc) has won a Grammy Award
for his role in the making of the Brian Lynch Big Band album, “Omni-American
Book Club,” which won in the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album category.
Davis, who founded the entertainment law firm
The Davis Group, worked as a producer on “Omni-American Book Club.” The album
featured a blend of Afro-Caribbean jazz, swing, hip hop, funk, bossa nova, and
trap that presents the work of authors including W.E.B. DuBois, Ta-Nehisi
Coates, Naomi Klein, and Chinua Achebe, among many others.
This is Davis’s second Grammy; he previously
won the award as a producer on the album “American Dreamers.” He has been
featured in the Wall Street Journal, New
York Times, New Yorker, and the New
York Post, and in 2018 was named Variety’s
Lawyer of the Year. Davis also served as executive producer of an Aretha
Franklin memorial concert and television special, “Aretha! A Grammy Celebration
for the Queen of Soul.”
The Davis Firm provides entertainment law
services to a wide collection of artists, producers, songwriters, music
executives, NBA players, television producers, video game companies, and
actors. Davis also founded DJDTP, a full-service music production company
working with clients including Disney, WWE, Paramount, Nickelodeon, and
Electronic Arts. DJDTP creates original content tailored to each individual
client and has extensive experience in formats ranging from feature length
scores to commercial advertisements.
In addition to his industry work, Davis is a
board member of the Music for Youth Foundation, the Clive Davis Institute of
Recorded Music at New York University, and the FC Cancer Foundation. He is also
an executive committee member of the City of Hope National Medical Center, the
Entertainment Committee for the MMRF Gala, and the Entertainment and Media
Committee of United Jewish Appeal.
You can read more about “The Omni-American Book Club”
in this news article.