Motown Records

  1. 'Searching for Sugar Man' Star's Amazing Journey Erupts Into Fraud Lawsuit

    May 02, 2014 2:44 PM EDT In 1970, Sixto Rodriguez was allegedly urged by the future chairman of Motown Records to write under "Jesus Rodriguez" to avoid prior contractual obligations. Those who have seen "Searching for Sugar Man" might think they know ...

  2. Ethiopia Habtemariam

    November 28, 2012 3:49 PM EST Executive VP/head of urban music, Universal Music Publishing Group; senior VP, Motown Records Relaunching An Icon After a year of rebuilding, Ethiopia Habtemariam is excited to "get the ball rolling" on the revamped Motown, where she hol ...

  3. Motown's Berry Gordy Proud of How His Offspring, LMFAO, Have Gone From 'Nothing to Everything'

    November 21, 2011 4:25 PM EST It may sound like trivia, but Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records and longtime music industry veteran, is in fact related to the guys in LMFAO. That's right, the man who discovered and nurtured the Supremes, the Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder ...

  4. Universal Music Publishing Promotes Monti Olson, David Kokakis; Tom Sturges, Robert Allen Leaving Company

    November 14, 2011 2:22 PM EST Senior Vice President of Motown Records http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz ...

  5. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Ethiopia Habtemariam

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 15 Ethiopia Habtemariam Executive VP/head of urban music, Universal Music Publishing Group; senior VP, Motown Records Website: Umusicpub.com , UniversalMotown.com Twitter: @habersmasher A Billboard "30 Under 30" honoree in 2005, Ethi ...

  6. Ethiopia Habtemariam Named Senior Vice President of Motown Records

    August 10, 2011 5:10 PM EDT Ethiopia Habtemariam, Senior VP of Motown Records Universal Music Group today announced what it described as "the first in a number of new appointments at Motown Records" in promoting Ethiopia Habtemariam to Senior Vice President of Moto ...

  7. NAACP Salutes Clarence Avant

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Music industry pioneer Clarence Avant will be inducted into the NAACP Hall of Fame at the organization's 41st annual Image Awards. The ceremony will be broadcast live from Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on Feb. 26 on Fox. "Mr. Avant ...

  8. Beyonce Accepts Billboard's Woman Of the Year Award, Lady Gaga Is Rising Star

    October 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce and Lady Gaga were honored today (Oct. 2) with the Woman of the Year and Rising Star awards, respectively, during Billboard's annual Women In Music luncheon held at New York's Pierre Hotel. Lady Gaga, sporting a see-through dress ...

  9. Music Industry Remembers Michael Jackson

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "[A specific memory?] I've got a big one. Thursday morning, 12:30 a.m. He finishes the three-hour rehearsal [at Los Angeles' Staples Center], he goes over and does a group hug with Frank Dileo and Kenny Ortega, then he comes over to ...

  10. Universal Motown, Hearst Partner For 'Prom'

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Motown and Hearst Magazines Digital Media are partnering for the first time to present "The Ultimate Prom," a multi-platform, interactive promotion. Universal Motown artists Jojo, Lloyd, Suai and Jada -- as well as a surprise m ...

  11. Industry Execs Discuss Rap Lyrics

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of Don Imus' firing for his on-air slur about the Rutgers women's basketball team, a high-powered group of music-industry executives met privately Wednesday to discuss sexist and misogynistic rap lyrics. During the furor that ...

  12. Universal Motown Splits In Two

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rhone, Lipman to head two distinct labels. As has been rumored, Universal Motown Records Group is expanding into two distinct labels. Sylvia Rhone will be president of Universal Motown and Monte Lipman will be president of Universal Republic. The ...

  13. Nathan Moved Up At Universal Motown

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Promoted to senior VP role. David Nathan has been promoted to senior VP of video promotion for the Universal Motown Records Group. He will be based in New York City and reports jointly to Monte Lipman, president of Universal Records and Sylvia Rho ...

  14. Motown Names Shanti Das As Marketing Exec

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Previous stints include Sony, Arista. Shanti Das has been appointed executive VP of marketing & artist development for Motown Records and senior VP of urban marketing for Universal Records. She reports to Sylvia Rhone, president of Motown Reco ...

  15. Trackmasters' Tone Joins Uni Motown

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Production/label vet named exec VP of A&R. Universal Motown Records Group has named Samuel "Tone" Barnes, of producing duo the Trackmasters, as executive VP of A&R. Based in New York, he reports to Sylvia Rhone, president of ...

  16. Universal Motown To Welcome Rhone

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sylvia Rhone will join the Universal Motown Records Group (UMRG) at the beginning of October, say sources. Her new title is expected to be announced within the next two weeks. Sylvia Rhone will join the Universal Motown Records Group (UMRG) at the ...

  17. UMPG Inks Clarence Avant

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group is the new administrator for Clarence Avant's music publishing catalogs, Avant Garde and Interior Music Corp. Universal Music Publishing Group is the new administrator for Clarence Avant's music publishin ...

  18. Bayer Sager Inks Pub Deal

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriting catalog spans 40 years. Veteran songwriter Carole Bayer Sager has secured new publishing for her extensive catalog. Eddie Lambert will now represent Sager's work, seeking to license her songs for television, film, commercial and s ...

  19. Targeted By Music Biz, Woman Sues Under RICO Act

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST A New Jersey woman is accusing major labels of making her an offer she can't refuse. Michele Scimeca, of Rockaway Township, N.J., has filed a civil lawsuit accusing the RIAA of attempting to blackmail A New Jersey woman is accusing major labe ...

  20. Hearing Delayed In Jackson/Universal Case

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST A judge delayed a hearing Wednesday in Michael Jackson's lawsuit against Universal Music Group that claims the world's largest record company owes the pop star royalties for the rerelease of songs he A judge delayed a hearing Wednesday i ...