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2013-08-14 12:25:31

Motown Gospel's First Release, Greater Than is Tribbett's Highest Debut Ever Album Receives Rave Reviews by Top Music Critics NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Motown Gospel's release of Tye Tribbett's Greater Than debuts at #1 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums Chart, #4 on the Top Digital Albums chart and #9 on Billboard's Top 200. Greater Than, Tribbett's inaugural project with Motown Records, is his fifth recording and is the highest album debut in his recording...

2013-04-02 16:23:44

Partnership To Create New Label Motown Gospel NEW YORK, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Motown Records takes a giant step into the ever-expanding Gospel music field as the result of a joint venture partnership with EMI Gospel, creating a new label Motown Gospel. The announcement was made by Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO, UMG East Coast Label Group and Bill Hearn, President & CEO, Capitol Christian Music Group. "UMG's acquisition of EMI music offered the ideal opportunity to...

2012-12-20 08:21:03

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary Motown founder and Detroit native Berry Gordy featured in Chrysler brand's new advertising campaign New commercial showcases the new 2013 Chrysler 300 Motown Edition vehicle Spot showcases partnership between the Chrysler brand and Berry Gordy's Broadway Musical "Motown: The Musical" Chrysler 300 Motown Edition will be revealed in Detroit at the 2013 North American International Auto Show The Chrysler brand is continuing to...

2012-08-10 06:21:33

NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Island Def Jam Music Group continues to expand opportunities for artists to develop and thrive, the company has entered into a worldwide joint-venture partnership with Matt Galle's Photo Finish Records. The announcement was made today by Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO of Island Def Jam Motown and Universal Republic, and Mr. Galle. In addition, Mr. Galle will provide exclusive senior-level A&R services to Island Records, helping...

2012-07-31 06:24:10

NEW YORK, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Island Def Jam Motown and Universal Republic have promoted Matt Voss to Executive Vice President of International, East Coast Labels, it was announced today by Ivan Gavin, Chief Operating Officer of East Coast Labels, to whom he reports. UMG's East Coast Labels include Island Def Jam Motown and Universal Republic. Formerly, Mr. Voss served as Senior Vice President for UMG's East Coast Labels. He is based in New York City. In this expanded role, Mr....

2012-07-17 06:25:17

DETROIT, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Motown Recording Artist KEM is pleased to announce that his third "Mack & Third LIVE: A Call to Service" event will conclude with a headlining performance by MAZE featuring FRANKIE BEVERLY. "Mack & Third" is a day-long FREE concert & food drive to benefit the homeless that will take place Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Detroit's Cass Park. "We are so honored that Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will be joining us at this year's Mack & Third...

2012-04-19 06:25:41

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rand Levin has been appointed Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs for Universal Music Group (UMG), it was announced today by Jeffrey Harleston, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, UMG, and to whom Mr. Levin reports. Mr. Levin has relocated from New York to UMG's Santa Monica headquarters, where he will be based. In this new role, Mr. Levin will negotiate and draft entertainment industry agreements and related...

2012-01-25 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the latest step to strengthen the new Motown Records, a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), acclaimed artist Ne-Yo will move from Def Jam Recordings to Motown along with his label imprint Compound Entertainment, and will also take on a creative role at Motown as the new Senior Vice President of A&R, it was announced today by Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO of Universal Republic and Island Def Jam Motown, and Ethiopia Habtemariam,...

2012-01-09 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Republic Records has expanded its marketing team with the appointment of respected industry veteran Jim Roppo to Executive Vice President of Marketing, it was announced today by the company's Monte Lipman, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Avery Lipman, Co-President and Chief Operating Officer, to whom he reports. Based in New York, Mr. Roppo will lead marketing, digital, video and artist development initiatives for...

2012-01-03 13:53:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Not too many people get to return to the scene of their death, but Jimmy Ruffin Jr. (singer, producer and nephew of Motown lead singer David Ruffin of The Temptations) did! First, his heart stopped at the Spark of Love Holiday Toy Drive at Victorino Noval's Beverly Hills estate, and then, two weeks later, he was able to return for a New Year's Eve performance. "Two weeks ago Jimmy was walking toys up to the house when he...