Tuesday, May 25, 2010, New York, NY– Phylicia Fant has been promoted to Vice President of Media Relations for Universal Motown Records, it was announced today by Margeaux Rawson, Senior Vice President of Media Relations for Universal Motown Records.
In this new role, Ms. Fant will be responsible for developing and implementing media strategies for Universal Motown’s diverse roster of artists, which includes Lil Wayne, Stevie Wonder, Kelly Rowland, Drake, Erykah Badu, Akon, Kid Cudi, Melanie Fiona, Blue October, Asher Roth, Forever The Sickest Kids, and Nelly, among many others.
“Phylicia has proven herself to be a valued leader in the company by developing innovative and creative media strategies for many of our artists in the realms of print, online, and television,” said Mrs. Rawson. “Her infectious energy, impressive track record, and event planning expertise make her a tremendous asset to the team.”
“I am appreciative and encouraged by the confidence Universal Motown has shown by entrusting me with an even more challenging level of responsibility,” stated Ms. Fant. “I am excited about this opportunity as I believe that those who have been blessed with new challenges and new opportunities must do more and do better.”
Previously, Ms. Fant was Senior Director of Media Relations for Universal Motown Records. During her tenure at the company, she has coordinated and implemented media strategies for a remarkably versatile mix of artists, including Kelly Rowland, Melanie Fiona, Kid Cudi, Asher Roth, Ryan Leslie, Q-Tip, JoJo, Lindsay Lohan, and Swizz Beatz.
About Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group is the world’s leading music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, the industry’s leading global music publishing operation.
Universal Music Group’s record labels include A&M/Octone, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, Fonovisa, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Polydor Records, Show Dog–Universal Music, Universal Motown Republic Group, Universal Music Latino and Verve Music Group as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalog of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years of the world’s most popular artists and their recordings. UMG’s catalog is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, its new media and technologies division; Bravado, its merchandising company; Twenty-First Artists, its full service management division; and Helter Skelter, its live music agency.
Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company.