Harrell's Motown successor still to be named

Verna, Paul
August 1997
Billboard;08/23/97, Vol. 109 Issue 34, p6
Trade Publication
Examines the departure of Motown Records president and chief executive officer Andre Harrell. Speculations as to who will replace Harrell, including Mercury Records president Danny Goldberg; Clarence Avant, overseeing operations during the search interim through his expanded role at PolyGram; Harrell's severance package; Label performance during Harrell's tenure.


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