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Motown and Def Jam Combine Resources

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The and Billboard Biz reports that with the planned installation of Ethiopia Habtemariam (pictured) as the head of Motown. The label will move out of the realm and now share resources with the Group.

Habtemariam, head of urban music/senior vp of creative services at the , is still working out the details of her , sources say. When the deal is done, she will report to , chairman & CEO of Island and Universal Republic Group. In her new role she will be given a creative title, charged with heading up Motown, which is expected to have a staff of only about a dozen employees.

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