Veteran music lawyer and Universal Music Group (UMG) executive Alison Finley has joined Motown Records in the newly-created role of executive vp, chief operating officer, the label announced today (March 25). Her position is effective immediately.
Finley will oversee the iconic R&B and hip-hop label's day-to-day operations and collaborate with teams across Motown's parent company, Universal Music Group (UMG), where she previously served as senior vp of business & legal affairs. Based in Los Angeles, she reports to Motown chairman/CEO Ethiopia Habtemariam, who was promoted to the role earlier this month.
"Alison has been a strong advocate for artists throughout her career," Habtemariam said. "I’ve worked with her for years and have always admired her forward-thinking and innovative approach to designing deals that set up artists and labels for success. I’m excited to welcome her as a key member of our leadership team and I look forward to working with her to continue to redefine Motown and find new ways to support our artists, partners and ever-growing catalogue on a global level."