Like so many others, I have been riveted by the news stories about Whitney Houston's death. I watched in disbelief as music industry executive Clive Davis went ahead with a huge party just a few short hours after her death. I've learned from this torrent of recent coverage about Houston's life, that Davis was her only daughter's godfather. Houston thought of Davis as a close friend, a mentor. Several executives are already planning to meet to figure out how to market her music and capitalize on her death.
Houston's death and the party that Davis held should stand as reminders to artists to be careful with the music executives who control so much of their lives. These executives are not family. It's just business.