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Zamot Named SVP Universal Motown Records

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Tracy Zamot has been appointed senior vice president of Publicity and Media Relations for Universal Motown Records. She will be responsible for developing and implementing media strategies for Universal Motown's diverse roster of artists, which includes Stevie Wonder, Akon, Chamillionaire, Lil Wayne, Lloyd, Erykah Badu, Mya, Shiny Toy Guns, and Blue October, among others.

"Tracy is an energetic and creative executive with unique team-building skills and keen instincts for identifying new platforms of exposure for our artists," said Sylvia Rhone, president of Universal Motown Records. "We are looking forward to her immediate contributions."

"Everyone is delighted that Tracy is joining the Universal Motown family," said Andrew Kronfeld, general manager of the label. "Her relationship with key media representatives and her proven track record of success will be invaluable as we continue to expand our company further."

"I'm grateful for the opportunity to become part of Sylvia's team and work closely with Andrew," added Ms. Zamot. "The dynamic roster and quality of executives here are second to none."

Prior to joining Universal, Zamot served as vice president of Publicity at Virgin Records, where she developed and guided media campaigns for the Gorillaz, KT Tunstall, Lenny Kravitz, Dem Franchize Boys, We Are Scientists and Iggy Pop, among others. Formerly, she advanced from a publicity assistant and tour publicist, to vice president, East Coast Media Relations at Atlantic Records. Between 1992-2002, her duties spanned the label's roster in the mainstream, adult, theatre, soundtrack and urban genres, and included developing media campaigns for Matchbox twenty, Phil Collins, Rush, Collective Soul, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Audra MacDonald and Nappy Roots.

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