Climbing Up The Success Ladder: Ethiopia Habtemariam Named To Head Universal Motown Records

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According to, Ethiopia Habtemariam was recently named to head Universal Motown Records. In the early 90’s Habtemariam started out as an intern at LaFace Records. Ethiopia is also Senior Vice President of Creative for Universal Music Publishing, where she was instrumental in signing such artists as Justin Beiber, Ciara, Polow Da Don, Chris Brown and Ludacris to publishing deals.

“The ultimate goal is to get the labels working again.” She “strongly believed Motown should be youth-driven,” an individual close to the Habtemariam told TheWrap. “It’s all about youth. They’re the ones who open the doors.”

I’ve never met Habtemariam but a couple of people I associate with in the industry told me that she’s one of the kindest, sweetest people you could ever meet in the music industry.

Congrats Habtemariam from Don Bleek, Dollah Tha Rapper, Shakiel F., Rich Rosay and the entire YDBR & DG family.

Source: The Wrap

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