You know that saying “Never burn your bridges.” Well, Andre Harrell, who used to be Sean P.Diddy Combs’ boss over at Uptown Records, will now be working for Combs.
Yes, the tables have turned. Combs’ Revolt TV has hired Harrell to fill the new role of vice chairman. Harrell will spearhead the first-ever Revolt Music Conference taking place this October in Miami, reports Target Market News.
“The REVOLT Music Conference presents an opportunity for industry professionals to have credible, informed conversations that can impact the future of the industry, including brands and technology leaders as catalysts,” Revolt TV CEO Keith Clinkscales said.
After founding Uptown Records, Harrell hired Combs as an intern. And as the famous story goes, when Combs tried to get a record deal for his discovery, the Notorious B.I.G., he was fired by Harrell only to land a major deal with Clive Davis, after which Arista Records backed Diddy’s Bad Boy Records.
Harrell and Combs have worked together again before this. Harrell is vice chairman of Combs Enterprises, where he has advised on marketing campaigns for Sean John, Ciroc and Revolt.
“I’m thrilled to help REVOLT increase its influence as the only revolutionary music network tapped into what fans and artists truly want,” said Harrell in a press statement. “I look forward to using my expertise, industry experience and relationships to help grow REVOLT’s brand presence in the months and years to come through the music conference and beyond.”
Revolt has been consistently growing since its launch in 2013 and it now reached more than 50 million young adults through television, digital properties, social and mobile.