Motown president Andre Harrell resigns

September 1997
Jet;09/01/97, Vol. 92 Issue 15, p64
Announces the resignation of Motown Records president and chief executive officer Andre Harrell. Comments from Harrell; His salary, after leaving MCA's Uptown Records in 1995 to join Motown; His lack of success in bringing the label back to a contemporary audience; Decisions by parent company Polygram executives Alain Levy and Roger Ames related to restructuring Motown.


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