Urban Music

  1. 40 Under 40: Ethiopia Habtemarian

    August 02, 2012 4:18 PM EDT Ethiopia Habtemarian EVP/Head of Urban Music, Universal Music Publishing Group; SVP, Motown Records Website: UMusicPub.com , Motown.com Twitter: @HaberSmasher Team Leader, On Double Duty With two high-profile jobs, Ethiopia Habtemariam, 32, might ...

  2. Backbeat: 'Epic Moments' Party Brings Epic, Capitol, Interscope Execs Together During BET Awards Weekend

    July 03, 2012 1:03 PM EDT From left: Epic EVP of Urban Music Benny Pough; Marcus Canty, Ca$h Out and Machine Gun Kelly. (Photo: Courtesy of Epic Records) On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epi ...

  3. Jessica Rivera Promoted to SVP of East Coast Operations, UMPG

    June 11, 2012 3:33 PM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) announced today that Jessica Rivera has been promoted to Senior Vice President /Co-Head of East Coast Operations. Formerly, Rivera worked as the Vice President, Creative, Urban Music, East Coast for UMPG. &q ...

  4. What Role Did Rick Ross Play in Joie Manda's Appointment as Def Jam President?

    March 14, 2012 8:32 PM EDT Early today, Def Jam Recordings announced that longtime Warner Bros. Records executive Joie Manda will be the label's new president -- the first since Jay-Z vacated the position on Christmas Eve, 2007. Although it's unclear when talks be ...

  5. Joie Manda Appointed President of Def Jam -- First in Role Since Jay-Z

    March 14, 2012 11:49 AM EDT Island Def Jam Music Group today (March 14) announced the appointment of Joie Manda to President of Def Jam Recordings. The announcement was made by Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO of Universal Republic and Island Def Jam , to whom he reports. Man ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Evan Lamberg Named President of Universal Music Publishing

    October 13, 2011 1:23 PM EDT Evan Lamberg has been named president of Universal Music Publishing Group North America, the company announced today. The move is part of a leadership restructuring at the company, which has had a void at the top since the departure of chairman an ...

  8. Rondor Promotes Kevin Hall to Executive Vice President/Creative

    August 17, 2011 1:51 PM EDT Rondor Music Publishing, a division of Universal Music Group, has promoted Kevin Hall to Executive Vice President of Creative, it was announced today by company President Lance Freed, to whom Hall reports. Hall was formerly Senior Vice President o ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Michael Kyser Named Atlantic's First-Ever President Of Black Music

    February 03, 2011 6:20 PM EST Michael Kyser has been named the first-ever President of Black Music for the Atlantic Records Group. The announcement was made today by Atlantic Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald and Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman. Kyser, who began his music career two dec ...

  11. Dem Franchize Boyz Prep Their 'Return'

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Atlanta hip-hop group Dem Franchize Boyz will return March 25 with its second Virgin release, "Da Point Of No Return." The first single, the Bangladesh-produced "Talkin' Out Da Side Of Ya Neck!," was released to radio this ...

  12. Virgin Names Dupri Urban Music Prez

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exec brings So So Def to Virgin. Producer/artist/So So Def label head Jermaine Dupri has been tapped by Virgin Records to take over as president of the label's new Urban Music division. Dupri will be based in Atlanta and New York and report t ...