Motown

  1. Bynum Upped At Universal Motown

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Appointed VP of marketing. Katina Bynum has been appointed VP of marketing for Universal Motown Records. She reports to Shanti Das, executive VP of marketing for Universal Motown Records, and is based in New York. Previously Bynum was senior direc ...

  2. Universal Music launches Motown In France

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music has launched the Motown label in France. French female hip-hop hitmaker Diam's will serve as artistic director. As an artist, Diam's remains linked with EMI/Hostile. Universal Music has launched the Motown label in France ...

  3. Universal Motown Names Senior Video VP

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gina Harrell previously held roles at Elektra. Gina Harrell has been appointed senior VP of Video Production for the Universal Motown Records Group (UMRG). Harrell reports to Mel Lewinter, chairman/CEO of UMRG; Sylvia Rhone, president of Universal ...

  4. Universal Motown Ups Production Staffers

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rabin promoted to VP, Walker to senior director. Universal Motown Records Group (UMRG) has been appointed Jill Rabin VP of production. She reports to David Ellner, CFO/senior VP of operations for UMRG and is based in New York. “Jill is a bright, y ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Uni Motown Appoints VP Of Rap Promotion

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Troy Marshall moves over from Warner. Troy Marshall has been appointed VP of rap promotion for Universal Motown Records Group. Marshall reports to Michael Horton, senior VP of urban promotion for Universal Motown, and is based in New York. Previou ...

  7. Universal Names Publicity VP

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jay Wilson promoted from senior director. Jay Wilson has been appointed VP of publicity for Universal Records. Wilson reports to Serena Gallagher, senior VP of Pop/Rock publicity for Universal Motown Records Group and he continues to be based in N ...

  8. New Marketing VP At UMMI

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hansdotter to develop music mobile strategies. Universal Music Mobile International has appointed Nina Hansdotter VP of marketing and A&R, effective immediately. She is based in London and reports to Paris-based UMMI president Cedric Ponsot. H ...

  9. Universal Motown Names Marketing VP

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Elise Wright moves to role from video promotion. Elise Wright has been appointed VP of marketing for Universal Motown. Wright is based in New York and reports to Shanti Das, executive VP of marketing for Motown, senior VP of marketing for Universa ...

  10. Motown's Willie Hutch Dies

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter was 59. Veteran singer/songwriter/producer Willie Hutch died yesterday (Sept. 19) of undisclosed causes in Dallas. He was 59. Best known for his work at Motown, his association with the label began in 1970 when record producer Ha ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Four Tops' 'Obie' Benson Dies

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Renaldo "Obie" Benson, a member of the legendary Motown singing group the Four Tops, died Friday at a Detroit hospital. He was 69. Renaldo "Obie" Benson, a member of the legendary Motown singing group the Four Tops, died Friday ...

  14. Rifkind's SRC Records Names Prez

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Street Records Corp. has named Gaby Acevedo as president of the SRC Records label. He will oversee creative direction and will manage A&R, promotion, sales and marketing on a worldwide basis. Street Records Corp. has named Gaby Acevedo as ...

  15. Uni Motown Names Key A&R Exec

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Eric Nicks has joined Universal Motown Records Group as senior VP of A&R. Eric Nicks has joined Universal Motown Records Group as senior VP of A&R. Nicks was most recently senior VP of A&R at Columbia Records. He began his career a ...

  16. Uni Motown Names Urban Promo VP

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Madison joins from Elektra. Universal Motown has named Michelle Madison as VP of urban promotion. Madison was VP of R&B promotion at Elektra Entertainment Group, where she worked closely with Sylvia Rhone, who is now president of Motown and ex ...

  17. Pips' Edward Patten Dies

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tenor was 65. Gladys Knight & the Pips member Edward Patten died early this morning (Feb. 25) at a suburban Detroit hospital, according to his cousin William Guest, another member of the group. He was 65. Patten, an Atlanta native who lived in ...

  18. Uni Motown Ups Kronfeld To GM

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Motown Records Group has promoted Andrew Kronfeld from executive VP to GM. Universal Motown Records Group has promoted Andrew Kronfeld from executive VP to GM. In his new position, New York-based Kronfeld reports to Universal Motown chai ...

  19. Universal Motown Taps Baach For VP Post

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Motown Records Group has appointed Larry Baach VP of new media and digital strategies. He was a director of strategic label services, New York, in Universal Music Group's information technol Universal Motown Records Group has appoin ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Take 'Business' To No. 1

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST A $75 million feud isn't enough to keep R. Kelly and Jay-Z from the top of The Billboard 200 with the ironically titled "Unfinished Business" (Jive/Def Jam/IDJMG). The duo's second and highest-chartin A $75 million feud isn ...

  22. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Take 'Business' To No. 1

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST A $75 million feud isn't enough to keep R. Kelly and Jay-Z from the top of The Billboard 200 with the ironically titled "Unfinished Business" (Jive/Def Jam/IDJMG). The duo's second and highest-chartin A $75 million feud isn ...

  23. Rhone Motown Prez

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sylvia Rhone has joined Universal Music Group as president of Motown Records and executive VP of Universal Records. Rhone, the former chairman/CEO of Elektra Entertainment Group, will report to Mel Le Sylvia Rhone has joined Universal Music Group ...

  24. Rhone Gets Dual Motown/Universal Post

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000630909">As expected</A>, Sylvia Rhone has joined Universal Music Group as president of Motown Records and As expected , Sylvia Rhon ...

  25. Atlantic Names Johnson Executive VP

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records has upped Ronnie Johnson to the post of executive VP of the label. Atlantic Records has upped Ronnie Johnson to the post of executive VP of the label. Johnson, senior VP/GM of Atlantic's urban division since 2002, is based in ...

  26. Doug Morris In Re-Up Talks

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A source confirms that Doug Morris is in negotiations to re-up as chairman/CEO of Universal Music Group, although his current contract does not run out until mid-2005. The new deal, which would run fo A source confirms that Doug Morris is in negot ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Rick James Found Dead At 56

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Funk star scored hits for Gordy. Funk star scored hits for Gordy. News ...

  29. Universal U.K. To Fete Motown

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. is launching "The Summer of Motown," an initiative to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the famed label and its catalog. Universal Music U.K. is launching "The Summer of Motown," an initiative to celebrate ...

  30. Universal U.K. To Fete Motown

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. is launching "The Summer of Motown," an initiative to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the famed label and its catalog. Universal Music U.K. is launching "The Summer of Motown," an initiative to celebrate ...

  31. Kedar Massenburg Exits Motown

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT President/CEO will start new label venture. Kedar Massenburg is exiting his post as president/CEO of Motown. According to inside sources, Massenburg -- who re-signed with the label last December -- will begin a new label venture that will leverage ...

  32. Motown Artist Syreeta Wright Dies

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Syreeta Wright, best known for her duet with Billy Preston on "With You I'm Born Again," died last night (July 6) after a long struggle with cancer. She was 58. The singer/songwriter recorded six albu Syreeta Wright, best known for ...

  33. NBC To Develop Motown Records Miniseries

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A 12-hour series about the famed Motown Records music empire and its founder, Berry Gordy, is being developed for NBC. A 12-hour series about the famed Motown Records music empire and its founder, Berry Gordy, is being developed for NBC. "Ber ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Rimshot Takes Aim At Funk Brothers

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The L.A. firm Rimshot Management has filed suit against former Motown Records sidemen the Funk Brothers, alleging the musicians breached their management contract. The Funk Brothers -- session musicia The L.A. firm Rimshot Management has filed sui ...

  36. Al Green, Hall & Oates Set For Songwriters Hall

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST The National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame has named Charles Fox, Al Green, Daryl Hall &amp; John Oates, Don McLean and songwriting duo Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield as this The National Academy of Popular Music/Songw ...

  37. EMI Completes Acquisition of Jobete Catalog

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI music publishing is to acquire the remaining 20% of Berry Gordy's Jobete song catalog it did not already own for $80 million. EMI music publishing is to acquire the remaining 20% of Berry Gordy's Jobete song catalog it did not alread ...

  38. Jackson's Contract Suit Vs. UMG Advances

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has cleared the way for Michael Jackson to pursue a lawsuit against Universal Music Group for breach of contract. NEW YORK--A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has cleared the way for Michael Jackson to pursue a l ...

  39. Artist worked with Smokey Robinson, Four Tops.

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Artist worked with Smokey Robinson, Four Tops. R&B singer and former Motown songwriter/producer Johnny Bristol, who worked with such stars as Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, died March 21 in Brighton Township, Mich., apparently of natural cause ...

  40. Rhythm & Blues

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake and Lionel Richie have signed on to host an upcoming ABC special honoring Motown Records. Justin Timberlake and Lionel Richie have signed on to host an upcoming ABC special honoring Motown Records. News Lionel Richie , Justin Tim ...

  41. Rhythm & Blues

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake and Lionel Richie have signed on to host an upcoming ABC special honoring Motown Records. Justin Timberlake and Lionel Richie have signed on to host an upcoming ABC special honoring Motown Records. News Lionel Richie , Justin Tim ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Justin, Lionel Set To Host Two-Hour Motown Special

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake and Lionel Richie will be the hosts of an upcoming ABC special with the working title "Motown 45." Justin Timberlake and Lionel Richie will be the hosts of an upcoming ABC special with the working title "Motown 45. ...

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