Lauren Davis

Arts Professor; Academic Director

Lauren Davis

Lauren B. Davis is an attorney in the recorded music industry who handles a wide range of transactional matters, including record deals, publishing deals, management agreements, licensing agreements, producer agreements music licensing agreements and other deals that center on the creation, production, distribution and administration of records and songs. Current and former clients include high profile , multi-platinum  selling GRAMMY, Emmy and Tony-award winning  and nominated clients include R&B group Boyz-II-Men, The Allman Brothers, rap pioneer and founding Run DMC Member Joseph Simmons, rapper and former Def Jam South President Scarface, minister, two-time  BET, Stellar, Soul Train and NAACP Image award recipient Donny McClurkin, salsa legend Celia Cruz, WuTang Clan member, Method Man, singer, actress, entertainer Jennifer Holliday (Dreamgirls, Your Arms Are Too Short to Box with God), Aerosmith manager Tim Collins, record producers such as Teddy Riley (Blackstreet, Michael Jackson) and  Narada Michael Walden (Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston). Davis has represented legendary songwriters such as Albert Hammond- (It Never Rains in Southern California, To All the Girls I Loved Before),Michael Masser (The Greatest Love of All , Touch Me in the Morning), electronic pop artist and Cyndi Lauper collaborator Jan Pulsford, with whom  she wrote and produced  three of Lauper’s  critically acclaimed albums. Davis has also represented composer Eve Nelson who composed songs for primetime series such as This is Us SMILF, Black-ish and more.

Davis earned her Bachler of Fine Arts degree from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and her J.D. degree from the Cardozo School of Law. Davis joined the faculty of The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at the NYU ’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2006 and is now the Director of the Business & Technology Curriculum. Since 2017, Davis s has served on the Continuing Contract Faculty Senators Council (C-FSC). She is currently chair of the C-FSC Governance Committee and has chaired NYU’s Senate Committee on Organization and Governance. From 2017-2020, Davis served on the C-FSC Steering Committee and from 2016-2020 served as co-chair and char Chair the Tisch Faculty Council.