Ethiopia Habtemariam To Head Motown Records With A Smaller Promotion Staff
July 29, 2011 at 3:56 AM (PT)
Numerous reports, including BET.COM, have UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP Head Of Urban Music and SVP/Creative Services ETHIOPIA HABTEMARIAM being tapped to head MOTOWN RECORDS in the wake of Pres. SYLVIA RHONE's exit in MAY (NET NEWS 5/23).
Additionally, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER reports the label will only have a staff of about a dozen, and will be sharing resources with sister label, ISLAND DEF JAM.
BET notes some services have already started to merge. "Our business affairs and legal, our international, but as it relates to any other departments, we're still not 100% percent clear," a source told BET. "It’s probably inevitable because that's part of the whole corporate merging and downsizing. But in terms of the departments, we won't know until it happens."