"Ethiopia Habtemariam, an influential young executive at Universal’s music publishing arm, is taking over as Motown’s senior vice president. She will retain a role in the company’s publishing operations as the executive vice president and head of urban music of the Universal Music Publishing Group."
"Ms. Habtemariam, 31, has risen quickly at Universal’s publishing division, where she has signed acts like Justin Bieber, Chris Brown and Ciara. But her Motown appointment instantly makes her one of the most prominent women in the industry, as well as one of the most prominent blacks...."
“Ethiopia represents the new breed of today’s best creative music executives,” Mr. Weiss said in a statement. “There is no one more relevant and credible in the creative community to help us build upon Motown’s fantastic legacy and move the company into its next groundbreaking era.”
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