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  1. Universal Music Group Cutting East Coast Staff (Updated)

    April 11, 2014 6:24 PM EDT With the splitting up of the Island Def Jam Music Group into three labels, the Universal Music Group is recalibrating the staffing at its East Coast labels. While sources say about 12* staffers have been let go over the last two days, other source ...

  2. Brandon Creed Appointed to A&R Post at Universal Republic and Island Def Jam Motown

    August 15, 2011 5:18 PM EDT Universal Republic and Island Def Jam Motown announced today that Brandon Creed, manager of Bruno Mars, will be serving as an A&R consultant to both companies. He will report to Barry Weiss, chairman & CEO of both companies. "As we co ...

  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. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Is Sylvia Rhone Leaving Universal?

    April 29, 2011 10:42 PM EDT While there has been recent talk of a Sylvia Rhone exit from Universal Motown, the UMG-owned label she's run since being named president in 2004, it may not be outside the company, says a source. With a year left on her contract, Rhone, who&# ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Universal Republic's Preisdent & CEO Monte Lipman Signs New Long-Term Contract With UMG

    January 04, 2011 12:00 AM EST Monte Lipman, president/CEO of Universal Republic Records and Avery Lipman, the label's co-president/COO, have signed new long-term contracts with Universal Music Group. Universal Republic's roster includes Jack Johnson, Amy Winehouse, D ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Uni Motown Names Urban Promotion VP

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Wilson exits Atlantic for role. Colleen Wilson has been appointed VP of urban promotions for Universal Motown Records. She reports to Michael Horton, senior VP of urban promotions for Universal Motown Records Group, and is based in New York. " ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Brummels Promoted At Universal Motown

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Named VP of creative services for the records group. Sandra Brummels has been named VP of creative services for Universal Motown Records Group. She reports to David Ellner, CFO and senior VP of operations for UMRG, and is based in New York. Previo ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Universal Motown Names Senior Int'l VP

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kirk Harding moves to role from SRC Records. Universal Motown Records Group has promoted Kirk Harding to senior VP of international. He reports to Andrew Kronfeld, GM of Universal Motown and is based in New York. Harding was most recently executiv ...

  19. Reinert Promoted At Uni Motown Records Group

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Becomes executive VP of business and legal affairs. Michael Reinert has been promoted to executive VP of business and legal affairs for Universal Motown Records Group (UMRG). Reinert, based in New York, will continue to report directly to Mel Lewi ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...