Universal Motown Records Group To Split Into Two Labels
February 23, 2006 at 11:01 AM (PT)
Rumors are becoming reality as ALL ACCESS has learned that the UNIVERSAL MOTOWN RECORDS GROUP will soon be expanding into two individual labels with separate promotion, A&R, marketing and publicity staffs. Look for current UNIVERSAL President/CEO MONTE LIPMAN to be President of UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC, and for current MOTOWN RECORDS President/CEO SYLVIA RHONE to be President/CEO at UNIVERSAL MOTOWN.
While rosters and promotion staffs are still being finalized, it's expected that 3 DOORS DOWN, 10 YEARS, ASHLEY PARKER ANGEL, DAMIAN MARLEY, GODSMACK, HINDER, JACK JOHNSON, PRINCE and others will be part of UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC.
UNIVERSAL MOTOWN artists will include AKON, CHAMILLIONAIRE, ERYKAH BADU, INDIA.ARIE, LINDSAY LOHAN, MARS VOLTA, STEVIE WONDER and others.