Jamila Thomas has been appointed as vp, artist marketing at Motown Records. In addition to overseeing marketing strategies and campaigns for Motown’s artists and partners, Thomas will lead marketing initiatives for the label’s recently relaunched spoken-word imprint Black Forum.
Thomas, whose appointment is effective immediately, will also continue to work with #TheShowMustBePaused, which she co-founded last year. The global music industry initiative is dedicated to fostering racial diversity, equity and inclusion.
In a release announcing Thomas’ appointment, Motown chairman/CEO Ethiopia Habtemariam said, “Jamila is a proven and passionate advocate for artists and an incredibly talented marketer who operates from a place of true passion for music, culture and community. Motown is home to some of the most prolific and impactful voices of our time, including those of our artists, partners and executives, and we’re excited to welcome her to our team.”