Revolt CEO Keith Clinkscales Resigns

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Keith Clinkscales at The Revolt Music Conference Gala at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on Oct. 18, 2014 in Miami.

Revolt CEO Keith Clinkscales has left the Sean Combs-owned company, Billboard has confirmed. In the interim, COO Derek Ferguson will take charge as a search begins for Clinkscales’ successor. 

Clinkscales had been with Revolt since its launch three years ago this October. Before joining the music-oriented digital cable network, Clinkscales founded The Shadow League, a digital sports platform, in partnership with ESPN, where he previously worked for seven years as senior vice president.

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Prior to that Clinkscales served as founder, chairman and CEO of Vanguarde Media, publishing HONEY, Heart & Soul and Savoy magazines. He was also president/CEO of Vibe, which he helped launch with Quincy Jones.

Clinkscales’ departure comes in the wake of preparation for the third annual Revolt Music Conference (RMC) on Oct. 13-15 at the Eden Rock Miami Beach Resort. DJ Khaled, 300 Entertainment founder Lyor Cohen and Atlantic chairman/COO Julie Greenwald are among the first round of keynoters and panelists announced in July. Nas will receive the “Started From the Bottom Now We Here” Award.


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