Universal Motown

  1. Bruno Mars, Peter Frampton, Carly Simon Confirmed For ASCAP 'I Create Music' EXPO

    March 01, 2012 10:32 AM EST Master sessions by singer-songwriter Carly Simon and '70s guitar icon Peter Frampton, as well as a featured interview with The Smeezingtons (comprised of Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine) highlight the first round of announcements f ...

  2. Kelly Rowland, Sylvia Rhone Named 2012 Black Women In Music Honorees (Exclusive)

    January 09, 2012 9:50 AM EST Grammy Award nominee Kelly Rowland and music industry veteran Sylvia Rhone will be feted during Grammy week at the third annual Essence Black Women in Music event. Featuring an exclusive performance by Rowland and special guest Eve, the Feb. 8 inv ...

  3. Universal Motown's Sylvia Rhone Honored By National Action Network; President Obama Speaks At Ceremony

    April 07, 2011 10:55 AM EDT NEW YORK -- Universal Motown President Sylvia Rhone was honored last night at the National Action Network's 20th Anniversary Keepers of the Dream Awards. Other honorees included NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown, MSNBC President Phil Griffin and NB ...

  4. Tricky Stewart's RedZone Grammy Party Rocks Hollywood

    February 12, 2011 5:30 PM EST Hitmaking producer/songwriter Tricky Stewart and his RedZone Entertainment company hosted one of the hotter Grammy party tickets Friday night at the Playhouse Hollywood. Stewart, who's up for Album of the Year for his production work on Katy ...

  5. Janelle Monae Honored at Essence Magazine's Grammy Week Celebration: Photo Gallery

    February 10, 2011 1:44 PM EST Essence magazine held court Feb. 9 at Playhouse Hollywood for its second annual Black Women in Music celebration honoring Janelle Monae for her "vision, creativity, artistry and style," in the words of Essence.com managing editor Emil Wi ...

  6. BACKBEAT: Billboard's Women In Music Luncheon Honors The Industry's Powerful Female Force

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST On Dec. 2, Billboard hosted some of the most powerful people in the industry for its fifth annual Women in Music Awards luncheon. The event, sponsored by Steve Madden and L'Oreal Professionnel, was held at the Pierre Hotel in New York and rec ...

  7. Full Coverage: Music & Advertising Conference 2010

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT @Music & Advertising: Day One Highlights Include Devo Presentation, Kid Rock Keynote Panel discussions on the needs of ad agencies and the benefits of licensing deals were held along with a presentation by Devo and a keynote interview with Kid ...

  8. Top Producers Spin Unique Tributes On 'Michael Jackson: The Remix Suite'

    August 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As a tribute to Michael Jackson and his early work, Universal Motown Records has tapped an all-star group of producers to put a new spin on the late pop star's catalog. "Michael Jackson: The Remix Suite" features 25 remixes of Jacks ...

  9. Key Alliances Trump Radio Indifference Ahead Of New Nelly Album

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nelly's last album, "SweatSuit," hit shelves four years ago, but his absence hasn't dampened his branding opportunities. Indeed, the promotion schedule for the rapper's oft-delayed "Brass Knuckles," due Sept. 16 ...

  10. Heineken Mounts Third Red Star Soul Tour

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The third annual Heineken Red Star Soul concert series will kick off Aug. 6 at Boulevard3 in Los Angeles, featuring performances by Ashanti and Goapele. From there the tour will make stops in eight other major markets with a lineup that includes K ...

  11. Rich Soil Entertainment Readies Debut Album Release

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In the midst of NBA championship fever, Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom is also gearing up for the first release on his indie label, Rich Soil Entertainment. Arriving this August is rapper Ali Vegas’ debut album, ”Generation Gap 2: The Prequ ...

  12. Gordy, Jimmy Jam Honored For Accomplishments

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST In honor of their industry accomplishments, Motown Records founder/chairman Berry Gordy Jr. and award-winning songwriter/producer Jimmy Jam were saluted during a luncheon today (Feb. 8). Presented by Universal/Motown, EMI and a new consortium name ...

  13. DanjaHandz Introduces R&B Singer KC

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Producer Nate "DanjaHandz" Hills introduced R&B singer KC, the first artist signed to his DanjaHandz Muzik imprint, to a packed crowd at New York's Room Service last night. Clad in a sunglasses, blue jacket and gray jeans with a ...

  14. Wright Named Senior VP At Universal Republic

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Elise Wright has been appointed senior VP of urban music for Universal Republic Records. She reports to Monte Lipman, president and CEO of the label. Wright most recently served as VP of marketing for Universal Motown, a position she took in 2005. ...

  15. Mozes, Universal Labels In Deal For Mobile Communities

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile marketing firm Mozes has landed a deal with Universal Motown and Universal Republic under which more than 60 artists can now use the company's text-messaging service to create mobile fan communities. Mozes announced the deal at Billboa ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...