News: Ne-Yo Takes Senior VP Of A&R Gig At Motown

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Grammy winner Ne-Yo is about his doe! As one of thee most talented singer, songwriters and producers in the R&B world it is no surprise that a label (Motown) has finally figured out that they should be placing experienced professionals in the form of an artist to head their A&R division.  It surprises me that they haven’t thought of this earlier. As an A&R, Ne-Yo will wearing suits a lot more often and be responsible for scouting and finding talented artists, providing original material to artists if they can not do it themselves and help artists grow musically.  He will be moving his “Compound” label over to Motown from Def Jam and release his new album The Cracks In Mr. Perfect on Motown. Hear Ne-Yo’s new song Tell Me That You Love It and read more about this move below. @MinaSayWhat Universal Republic and Island Def Jam Motown chairman/CEO Barry Weiss said “His (Ne-Yo’s) track record of success at Def Jam will always be a benchmark, but this move to Motown will provide new and inspiring challenges for Ne-Yo as both an artist and a key member of the new senior management team that is taking form at the label in 2012.” Ne-Yo added that “I’m honored that I’ve been given such a prestigious title and trusted with such responsibility; terrified because I know that playing this role in the fashion of one of my career role models, Mr. Smokey Robinson — these are big shoes to fill. But trust I can handle it.” @MinaSayWhat



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