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MOTOWN RECORDS APPOINTS JD ANDERSON AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING AND DIGITAL STRATEGY

Motown Records announced today that music marketing executive, JD Anderson, has been appointed Senior Vice President of Marketing and Digital Strategy, effective immediately. In...

2nd Openly Gay Black Singer on Motown Records Carl Bean has Died, Who was the first?

A most unlikely candidate for a recording career in the early 80s, Carl Bean not only refused to hide that he was gay, but...

THE TEMPTATIONS KICK OFF 60TH ANNIVERSARY

Motown/UMe is pleased to announce the kickoff of the 60th Anniversary celebration of the legendary, Grammy Award-Winning Temptations. The Temptations are one of the most revered and prolific musical institutions of all time. Motown luminaries, The Temptations, are today, one of the most iconic, bestselling brands in the entertainment world.

Universal Music Group Promotes Ethiopia Habtemariam

Iconic Label Moves Into 2021 With Renewed Creative Independence Within Universal Music GroupUniversal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music-based entertainment company, announced today that Ethiopia Habtemariam, who has served as President of Motown since 2014, has been elevated to Chairman and CEO of the label, reporting directly to UMG Chairman and CEO Sir Lucian Grainge.

The Women of Motown, 1990 (video)

This is actually a great show from 30 years ago, Berry's first wife wrote a book at the time and there is a lot of interesting information about the early days on Motown on this show.

The GRAMMY Museum To Honor Berry Gordy And Smokey Robinson

Motown founder Berry Gordy and grammy winner Smokey Robinson will be honored with The grammy Museum's first-ever Architects of Sound Award, it was announced today by Bob Santelli, executive director of the Museum. Proceeds from the inaugural grammy Museum benefit gala dinner and concert — to be held on Monday, Nov.

The Magic Returns with Two Exclusive Northern California Performances by Diana Ross

Northern California based Concert Promoters Rick Bartalini Presents announced today that the one and only Diana Ross will return to San Francisco's SHN Golden Gate Theatre August 6 & 7, 2013.

Berry Gordy Will Receive Pioneer Award

Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman Jimmy Webb announced today, Motown founder and music business legend, Berry Gordy will be the recipient of the prestigious Pioneer Award, to be presented at the 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner slated for Thursday, June 13th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.The Pioneer Award was established in 2012 to honor the

RF Celebrates Black Music Month: Video-David Oliver “Ms”

BORN: David Lee Oliver, 8th January 1942, Orange County, Florida, U.S.A.DIED: 6th June 1982, Orange County, Florida, U.S.A.David Oliver is a hugely underrated Soul Singer, whose parents were both Jamaican. He was born and grew up in Florida, and began singing seriously when he was a high school student at the age of 15.

REVIEW: The Spinners, UNSUNG

The Spinners have had a very interesting tenure. They are one of a very few groups who have had so many changes with lead...

Industry Vet Skip Miller has Died

Another great industry veteran has passed. Alvin "Skip" Miller, 61, died yesterday (Friday) of a heart attack while in the hospital at Cedars Sinai Hospital. Miller was most recently running his own company Pand a Entertainment Group which is a talent management company specializing in artist development, music consulting and production.

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