Music ISH: Ne-Yo Named New VP of A&R at Motown Records



R&B singer/songwriter Ne-Yo, 32, has been appointed Vice President of A&R at Motown Records, according to published reports.Ne-Yo left Def Jam Records after 6 years and 4 albums.
Ne-Yo will work closely with former LaFace Records VP, Ethiopia Habtemariam, who was appointed senior VP of Motown last September. She also holds the title of executive VP/head of urban music for Universal Music Publishing Group.

Ne-Yo said:
“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.”

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