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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

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Clarence's Bio
Organizations: NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Pepsi Cola African American Advisory Board, Urban League
Music Courtesy of Interior Music Publishing and Avant Garde