Universal Motown Appoints Eric Nicks To Senior Vice President, A&R
Universal Motown Records Group has appointed Eric Nicks to senior vice president of A&R, it was announced by Samuel 'Tone' Barnes, executive vice president of A&R for the company.
"I've known Eric for many years, and he is the ultimate hip-hop executive, as well as a trusted friend and colleague," stated Mr. Barnes. "Eric's keen instincts, coupled with his amazing gift for assessing talent and ability to navigate the constantly changing complexities of the urban music landscape, make him a natural for this position. I'm confident he will become an invaluable asset to the entire Universal Music Group."
Prior to joining Universal Motown, Mr. Nicks served as senior vice president of A&R for Sony Records. Mr. Nicks began his career in the music industry at Violator Management, where he helped guide the careers of such artists as LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Noriega, and Foxy Brown, among others. His background also includes serving as Vice President of A&R for Def Jam Records, where he worked closely with such artists as LL Cool J and Ghostface, and running his own management company, EVision Entertainment.
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