Women in Music 2016

Republic Records Execs Pump Up an Exciting 2015 at Intimate Pre-GRAMMY Gathering

The heads of Republic Records offered an intimate audience with an inside look into the label's business Thursday night, touching on recent mega successes like "Bang Bang" and Enrique Iglesias' comeback cross-over hit "Bailando."

The Citibank-presented panel discussion included founder/chairman and CEO Monte Lipman; founder/president and COO Avery Lipman; EVP Charlie Walk; EVP Rob Stevenson; EVP/GM West Coast Tom MacKay; and EVP, A&R Wendy Goldstein. Billboard senior correspondent Andrew Hampp moderated the session. 

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The success of "Bang Bang" was front and center, on its own regard as a huge hit and collaboration, as well as boosting the profiles of Ariana Grande, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj

They also discussed the label's success in film soundtracks, including the recent Hunger Games soundtrack and the highly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack that's out this month. Further 2015 releases, including albums by The Weeknd, James Bay and Of Monsters and Men, were all noted with excitement as well. 

To wrap it up, Republic artist Sheppard performed singles "Geronimo" and "Let Me Down Easy" off of their debut album, Bombs Away