Motown Launches In The UK, Rob Pascoe Named MD

Motown Records is launching in the UK at Universal Music Group HQ. The iconic label is being expanded out of its Los Angeles-based home at Capitol Records Group, becoming part of London-based EMI Records (formerly Virgin EMI).

Rob Pascoe has been named Managing Director of Motown Records UK, with Afryea Henry-Fontaine stepping up to become the label’s Marketing Director.

In a press release, Universal says that the label will become “EMI Records’ dedicated home for releases from Motown’s revitalised US operation alongside a new generation of British Black music”. Motown’s modern-day roster also includes London-based Tiana Major 9, whose new EP, At Sixes And Sevens, was recently cited by NME as showcasing the artist’s “potential to join the greats”.

Author: Kofi Yeboah

I'm a Music & Culture Journalist, and DJ from London. I worked in radio, events promotions, and content production. .

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