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

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According to TheWrap.com, 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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  2. VAN==

    August 6, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    In Africa ETHNIC discrimination is HUGE. The Hutsi and Tutsi tried to genocide each other, all based on tribal affiliations. They dont change just because they come to america. I bet she replaced almost every black american with a foreign black. I have seen them do this many times when they are given managerial power in the work place. I’d rather work under a klansman instead of them. THEY’RE WORSE! No wonder Ciara and L.A. Reid were let go.

    BLACK AMERICA NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE WHITE MAN IS NOT OUR WORSE ENEMY ANY MORE. FOREIGN BLACKS BENEFIT FROM OUR STRUGGLE, AND THEN USE THEIR POWER TO TAKE EVERY SINGLE JOB FOR FOREIGN BLACKS.

  3. VAN==

    August 5, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    AMERICANS NEEDS TO BAND TOGETHER AND START FILING SOME “ETHNIC DISCRIMINATION” SUITS, AND TAKE THESE S.O.B. DOWN. THEY THINK THEY OWN THIS COUNTRY.

  4. VAN

    August 5, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Now we know why Ciara stopped getting promotion. These 3rd world a-holes only promote americans when no other 3rd world is around to promote. REAL TALK.

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