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  1. This Week in Billboard History: Van Halen Breaks Up; VH1 Launches; Monte Lipman Named Universal Prez

    January 10, 2012 9:58 AM EST VH1 Logo Launch Tape on Vimeo . 1985: VH-1 'Optimistically Introduced' A page one Billboard story with the headline "MTV'S VH-1 Opens on An Optimistic Note" reports that MTV Networks' second 24-hour cable music servic ...

  2. Lil Wayne Helps Universal Lock Down Top Four Spots on R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

    August 09, 2011 4:38 PM EDT Weeks after the streamlining of Universal Motown and Universal Republic into a single entity now known solely as Universal Republic, the rechristened label becomes the first record company to lock down the top four spots on Billboard's Mainst ...

  3. Tom Whalley, Rob Stevenson In Talks to Join Universal Music Group: Sources

    July 28, 2011 6:10 PM EDT The reshaping of the Universal Music Group continues. With executives like Motown president Sylvia Rhone turning down an offer from the company to run a to-be-created rights-management company and Universal Motown Republic Group chairman Mel Lewin ...

  4. Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music Signs Worldwide Deal With Island Def Jam

    June 27, 2011 10:46 AM EDT Kanye West's independent record label G.O.O.D. Music, has been signed to an exclusive long-term worldwide label agreement with the Island Def Jam Music Group, it was announced today by West, Barry Weiss (chairman & CEO of Universal Motown ...

  5. Can Doug Morris Lead Sony Past Universal Music Group to Be the No. 1 Label?

    June 24, 2011 11:45 AM EDT As Doug Morris moves on from his 15-year tenure at the helm of No. 1 U.S. music company, Universal Music Group, to his new job as CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, will he be able to drive the No. 2 major into the top spot? The industry will know s ...

  6. Universal Music/Motown Update: What Are the Next Moves?

    June 17, 2011 7:33 PM EDT The long-expected reconfiguration of the Universal Music Group's East Coast labels began unfolding today, leaving two separate major labels -- the Island Def Jam Music Group and Universal Motown Republic Group -- with shared services in selec ...

  7. Universal Motown Republic and Island Def Jam Announce New Structure, Layoffs Taking Place Today

    June 17, 2011 4:10 PM EDT In the wake of Sylvia Rhone's departure from Universal Motown last month, Universal Motown Republic Group and Island Def Jam Music Group today announced a new centralized back-office structure and a "mandate to dramatically increase arti ...

  8. Motown Is Not Folding, Universal Executives Insist

    June 08, 2011 6:47 PM EDT Although Universal-Motown recording artist Erykah Badu tweeted that "Motown folded" on Wednesday afternoon, top executives at Universal told Billboard.biz that although the label is undergoing restructuring the the wake of Sylvia Rhone&# ...

  9. It's Official: Sylvia Rhone Leaves Universal Motown -- But May Remain at Universal Music Group

    May 20, 2011 6:27 PM EDT It's official: As speculated by Billboard.biz yesterday , Sylvia Rhone has left her post at Universal Motown -- but she may not be leaving Universal Music Group. According to sources, Rhone is still waiting on the final details of a new posit ...

  10. Sylvia Rhone, Ron Fair Expected to Exit in Forthcoming Universal Music Shuffle

    May 19, 2011 10:25 PM EDT The drumbeat is getting louder that Sylvia Rhone will exit Universal Motown Friday (May 20) or within the next few days, depending on which source you listen to. But does that departure mean the end of her days at the Universal Music Group, as som ...

  11. Cameo Carlson Guest Post: The Music Vs. Tech Divide: A Third Way

    April 05, 2011 2:35 PM EDT (Cameo Carlson is the former executive VP of Universal Motown Republic Group who last week left the label to take on a new role as head of digital business development for management firm Borman Entertainment.) There is a moment when the game chan ...

  12. Barry Weiss Named Chairman/CEO Of Island Def Jam And Universal Motown Republic Group

    March 17, 2011 5:53 PM EDT It's official. Barry Weiss has been named Chairman & CEO of Island Def Jam and Universal Motown Republic Group. The appointment comes on the heels of Antonio "L.A." Reid's departure from IDJ , which was announced today. Acc ...

  13. Six Names Likely Mentioned in Google's Search for Music Chief

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google's plans for a digital music resurfaced in the headlines again this week after Peter Kafka at AllThingsD reported that the search giant is soliciting input from music industry executives on who might best oversee such a service. Which r ...

  14. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Universal Motown's Senior VP Lori Lambert

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Lori Lambert Title: senior VP strategic alliances, Universal Motown Republic Group Panel: Lexus Case Study on Tues., June 15, from 2:35pm - 3:20pm. For more information visit Billboardevents.com . What's the last album you bought? Jeff ...

  15. Quick Shots: 2010 Music & Money Symposium

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 2010 Music & Money Symposium at the St. Regis in New York has wrapped. The event brought together the music, legal, financial and Wall Street communities and featured keynote addresses with Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff and MTV's Van ...

  16. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Universal Motown's Cameo Carlson

    February 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Name: Cameo Carlson Title: executive VP, Universal Motown Republic Group Panel: Digital Now (Thurs. March 4, 11:40 am - 12:25 pm). More info at Billboardevents.com . Fill in the blank: Money is the... Most challenging part of our business but the ...

  17. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Dimensional CEO/eMusic Chairman Danny Stein Name: Danny Stein Title: Dimensional Associates CEO and chairman/CEO of eMusic Panel: Purse Stringers: Inside the Minds of the Money Mavens (Thurs. March 4, 4:25 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.) ...

  18. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: MTV Gaming Exec Paul DeGooyer

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Name: Paul DeGooyer Title: MTV Network’s senior VP of electronic games and music Panel: Digital Now (Thurs. March 4, 11:40 am - 12:25 pm). More info at Billboardevents.com . At this moment, what most worries you about the music business? What most ...

  19. Twitter Traffic Bounces, Company On Hiring Spree

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Twitter traffic bounced up 8% from December to January, according to new comScore figures released today. The service drew 73.5 million unique visits worldwide last month compared to 65.2 million in December. The uptick follows slow growth - and i ...

  20. Billboard.biz Q&A: Universal Motown Exec VP Cameo Carlson

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Universal Motown Republic Group executive VP Cameo Carlson approaches digital music from a unique vantage point, having previously worked as manager of music programming at iTunes and as rock and alternative music director at AOL Radio. Carlson wi ...

  21. UMG Launches New Portals Aimed At Unsigned Artists

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Three Universal Music Group labels today launched new Web portals designed to provide extended digital distribution and marketing support for unsigned artists. The newly launched sites are powered by TuneCore's technology under a deal between ...

  22. UMRG Names Marolda CFO

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Motown Republic Group (UMRG) has named George Marolda CFO. Based in New York, Marolda will report to UMRG chairman Mel Lewinter. In his new role, Marolda will oversee all financial functions of the label group, including planning, foreca ...

  23. Lipman Named Co-President Of Universal Republic

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Avery Lipman has been appointed co-president of Universal Republic Records. Lipman, most previously senior VP of the label, will report to Mel Lewinter, chairman of Universal Motown Republic Group, and will continue to be based in New York. Lipman ...