JD Anderson

Motown Records has appointed JD Anderson as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Digital Strategy. Anderson (left) joins Motown after an eight-year run at Epic Records, most recently as SVP of Marketing. Before that he spent five years with Def Jam Recordings.

In making the announcement of Anderson’s hire, Ethiopia Habtemariam, Chairwoman & CEO of Motown said, “JD’s talent, experience and knowledge along with his competitive spirit and dedication will only enhance and expand our ability to support our artists’ vision. He is playing a key role in our organization — leading our digital strategy — and I’m excited to welcome him to our team.

“Anderson reports to Motown EVP, and EVP of Marketing, Brian Nolan, who commented, “The depth of JD’s experience in the industry and across marketing and digital landscape provides a unique skill set that will benefit our artists in helping them continue to communicate their vision and music to their fans. I’m excited to have JD join the Motown family and know that know that his passion and enthusiasm will only further our presence around the world.”

Anderson said, “I’m honored to be at Motown under Ethiopia and Brian’s leadership. Throughout my career I’ve worked to champion and break new artists. It’s always exciting to find those diamonds in the rough and help to turn them into global superstars, so I’m excited to join this incredible marketing team whose done, and continues to do, just that.”