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Universal Music Shuffle: 20 Motown Staffers Let Go, As 5 UMG Execs Get Promoted

image from It took  a scorecard to keep track of the personnel changes at Universal Motown today. Here's what we know so far, according to a variety of sources:

  • About 20 staffers were let go today, mostly in back office in the legal, finance and digital departments.
  • Former Motown chief Sylvia Rhone is still in serious negotiations to have her own UMG financed company.
  • 5 UMG executives have been promoted including:

  • Steve Gawley named EVP, business and legal Affairs for UMRG & IDJMG
  • Matt Moss named SVP of International
  • Jon Vanhala named SVP Digital, Brand Integration & New Business for UMRG & IDJMG
  • George Marolda named Chief Financial Officer of UMRG & IDJMG
  • Meredeth Oliver named VP of A&R Administration

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