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.
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.