Restructuring At Island Def Jam, Universal Motown

Restructuring At Island Def Jam, Universal Motown

Restructuring At Island Def Jam, Universal Motown
Island Def Jam Music Group
and Universal Motown Republic Group have announced a new restructuring that will combine legal, finance, international, and digital operations between the two labels, according to a Billboard.biz report. Both labels will continue to function as two independent groups, and the reconfiguration will allow for increased creative expenditures across the labels, with specific plans to double A&R efforts at Universal Motown. The new department heads for both groups are Steve Gawley, executive vice president of business and legal affairs; George Marolda, chief financial officer; Meredeth Oliver, vice president of A&R administration; Jon Vanhala, senior vice president of digital, brand integration and new business; and Matt Voss, senior vice president of international. As a result of the restructuring, approximately 20 Universal Motown employees have been let go. (6/20)

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