Motown ups 3 exex in competitive move

In an effort to be competitive in the world marketplace, Motown Records has restructured its management team, upping threekey label players to executive VP slots.

The reorganization frees up Jheryl Busby, Motown’s president and CEO, to concentrate on making the label a worldwide force, working in tandem with its new owner, Polygram Records.

Motown has named Oscar Fields as exec VP and general manager of the label, Steve McKeever exec VP, talent and creative affairs, and Lisa Chamberlain exec VP of finance and administration.

Fields, a 28-year music industry veteran and formerly Motown’s senior VP of sales and distribution, will take over the day-to-day chore of running the label , including the marketing, promo-tion and catalog development.

McKeever, upped from his role as the label’s senior VP of A&R, will oversee all creative decisions for A&R, music publishing and Motown’s distributed labels , Biv 10 and MAD Sounds. He will also supervise the efforts of MoJazz Records, the imprint he founded.

Chamberlain, who was the label’s chief financial officer, assumes management of the finance, administration, business and legal affairs departments.

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