Green on Pink: a colourful collab with a metaverse tie-in Artists CeeLo Green and Jack Splash are partnering on a new project called The Pink, with an album due later this year. To launch lead single ‘Serious’, they are working with VR app Ceek to debut the promo video and also show behind-the-scenes footage on […]
News that Motown Records is launching its own venue in Second Life sounds like a blast from the past. Specifically 2006.
There are two new appointments from within to report from the Universal Music family today. Motown Records’ Ethiopia Habtemariam has been promoted from president of the storied label to chairman […]
Storied label Motown Records is holding its second accelerator for artists this year, although thanks to Covid-19 the program will be virtual this time round.
The 12-week program will see four artists from Detroit – Madelyn Grant, Curtis Roach, B Free and Sara Marie Barron – sharing $20k in grants and working with the label and its mentors. Motown said they were chosen from 474 applications for this year’s Motown Accelerator.
“It’s crucial, now more than ever, to help artists navigate their careers,” said the program director Suai Kee. “We’ve had to make programming adjustments, of course, all meetings are virtual, including what would have taken place during trips to New York and Los Angeles in past programs.”
Adding that qualifier to the headline isn’t meant to be snarky: it’s just that Motown Records head Ethiopia Habtemariam was hardly likely to open up about any headaches she sees […]
Motown Records is the latest label to get into the accelerator game. In fact, it has two separate new initiatives: one aimed at musicians and the other at startups. In […]
Don’t try any of that Twitter-meets-basketball lingo on some of Universal Motown’s young acts – they’re not interested. In fact, they’re not interested in Twitter full stop. “I was shocked to find out how many twentysomethings aren’t interested in social networking,” says Cameo Carlson, EVP at the label.