Clarence Avant |
Dealmaker, Powerbroker, Philanthropist
- Pioneer and mentor for a generation of music executives
- Confidante to Presidents, Heads of State, industry leaders
- Founder of Sussex Records, Tabu Records, Avant Garde, Interior Music Publishing, which features Bill Withers & S.O.S. Band
- Force behind deals for Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Janet Jackson, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Antonio Reid.
- Only job held as adult was Chairman of the Board of Motown Records
- Nickname: The Godfather