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‘Motown: The Musical’ to Open on Broadway in April

Brandon Victor Dixon will play record label founder Berry Gordy.

Rick Rubin Brings American Recordings to Universal Republic

After a controversial stint at Columbia Records, during which he spent much of his time working with artists signed to competing labels, the famed producer starts a new deal with brothers Monte and…

Joseph Schmidt Named CFO of Universal Music Group’s East Coast Labels

The former vp of finance for RCA Records will oversee planning, forecasting, reporting, deal analysis, and marketing administration for Island Def Jam Music Group and Universal Republic.

Former Warner Bros. Records Chairman Tom Whalley Signs Label Deal With Universal

The music industry veteran brings his Seven Four Ent. to UMG's Universal Republic.

Bruno Mars, Peter Frampton, Carly Simon Confirmed for ASCAP ‘I Create Music’ EXPO

The event will also feature panels with industry execs from Warner Bros., Universal Motown and Atlantic Records.

Ne-Yo Joins Motown Roster, Appointed Senior VP of A&R

Co-star of the George Lucas-produced 'Red Tails,' the R&B hitmaker will also take on the role of A&R executive as part of his post-Def Jam plan.

Cash Money Goes Pop With Signing Of Savvy (Video)

The singing and dancing quintet tells THR that the label is hoping to reach "that Justin Bieber type crowd."

Layoffs Hit Universal Motown

Twenty staffers are let go, mostly from back office functions in legal, finance and digital, five are promoted, and Sylvia Rhone is said to be in negotiations for her own UMG-housed entertainment…

Is Sylvia Rhone Leaving Universal?

Recent reports allege that the longtime Universal Motown President is being shown the door. THR investigates.