Tag Archives: Ethiopia Habtemariam

  • Island-Def Jam-Motown Music Group Splitting into Three Stand-Alone Labels

    Apr 1, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Universal Music is reorganizing its Island Def Jam Motown group into three stand-alone labels and promoting some key executives in the process, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Effective immediately, Island Def Jam will cease to exist, according to a press release issued by UMG. Def Jam will run as its own unit with longtime executive […]

  • Ne-Yo Exits Def Jam to Become Motown A&R Exec

    Jan 25, 12 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments


    *Ne-Yo is kicking off the New Year with a new gig. The Grammy Award-winning singer (and co-star of the George Lucas-produced “Red Tails”) has not just moved from Def Jam to Motown Records, according to a statement sent to MTV News on Wednesday (Jan. 25), but he will also take over as the label’s senior […]

  • Motown to Leave Universal for Def Jam Group

    Jul 27, 11 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *When the planned installation of Ethiopia Habtemariam as the head of Motown Records finally occurs, the label will move out of the Universal orbit and instead share resources with the Island Def Jam Group, sources tell Billboard.biz. Habtemariam, head of urban music/senior vp of creative services at the Universal Music Publishing Group, is still working […]