Veteran A&R executive Steve Backer has left Savoy Label Group.

Veteran A&R executive Steve Backer has left Savoy Label Group.

Backer, who had concentrated on working the company's catalog, as well as signing Lou Rawls, James Moody and others to the label, cites "philosophical differences" for his departure.

Savoy Label Group head Steve Vining did not return calls by deadline.

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