Republic Records

  1. Wendy Goldstein Named SVP/Head of Urban A&R for Republic Records

    June 23, 2014 6:58 PM EDT Wendy Goldstein has been promoted from svp A&R to executive vice president/head of urban A&R for Republic Records by evp Rob Stevenson, along with founders and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman. As senior vice president of A&R si ...

  2. How Radio and Streaming Can Be Complementary at New Music Seminar

    June 12, 2014 7:30 AM EDT Closing out Tuesday’s panels at the New Music Seminar in New York, traditional radio formats were presented as a tool just as necessary as streaming and other online platforms for music discovery and marketing strategies. Rather than pitting ter ...

  3. Rob Stevenson Promoted to EVP of Republic Records

    June 09, 2014 9:37 PM EDT One of the most respected A&R execs in the industry, Rob Stevenson has been promotion to evp of Republic Records from his prior position as evp A&R, it was announced by the label’s co-founders and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman. R ...

  4. John Mellencamp Signs 'Lifetime' Deal With Republic; New Album This Fall

    May 29, 2014 11:30 AM EDT Republic Records has signed rock veteran John Mellencamp to what they're calling a "lifetime" recording contract. The label announced the deal on Thursday, adding that Mellencamp will release his 22nd full-length album, titled " ...

  5. #Selfie Made Men: Chainsmokers Draw Interest from Across the Industry

    May 13, 2014 12:35 PM EDT DJ duo behind this spring's surprise dance hit inks seven-figure contracts. This article was first published in the May 17th issue of Billboard Magazine . The overnight success of The Chainsmokers is a testament to the power of social media&# ...

  6. Executive Turntable: Anna Bond To Rough Trade; Ash Avildsen, Matt Anderson Join Agency Group; Fintage House Names Andrew Gummer Music Pres.; More

    April 04, 2014 4:16 PM EDT Ash Avildsen, Matt Anderson Join The Agency Group Ash Avildsen Ash Avildsen is joining the Agency Group’s Los Angeles office as Agent and A&R Liaison. Avildsen is the Founder/CEO of Sumerian Records and was the Founder/CEO of The Pantheon Agen ...

  7. How Universal Music Group's New Top-Level Troika Brings Peace (For Now)

    April 04, 2014 2:02 PM EDT Island Def Jam Motown is no more. Instead, three free-standing fiefdoms will curry market share favor in a friendly firefight. Universal Music Group’s April 1 announcement that it was splitting Island Def Jam and Motown into three standalone la ...

  8. Lorde's 'Pure Heroine' Hits 1 Million in Sales

    February 28, 2014 6:44 PM EST Lorde's "Pure Heroine" album crosses the 1 million sales mark, becoming the first debut set to do so since last October. The set rises 7-6 on the Billboard 200 chart this week, selling another 30,000 copies in the week ending Feb. 2 ...

  9. Austin Mahone Named Digital & Brand Strategist For Aquafina’s FlavorSplash: Inside the 17-Year-Old's First Strategy Meeting (Exclusive)

    December 19, 2013 4:10 PM EST It’s Thursday December 12, the day before the IHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour hits its flagship venue, Madison Square Garden, and Austin Mahone just wants a cheeseburger and fries. And an Aquafina.   The 17-year-old pop singer has just flown in fro ...

  10. Q4 Label Special: Republic Records on Q4 Planning, Lorde's Positioning and Big (Big) Soundtracks

    October 24, 2013 1:36 PM EDT TOP RELEASES, YTD Florida Georgia Line, "Here’s to the Good Times" 1.4 million TEA, 940,000 copies No. 4 (peak), 45 weeks Drake, "Nothing Was the Same" 985,000 TEA, 658,000 copies No. 1, 3 weeks “Pitch Perfect” soundtrack 95 ...

  11. Q&A: Charlie Walk, Republic's New EVP, on Returning to a Major, Long-Term Strategy

    February 04, 2013 2:40 PM EST One of the first trips Charlie Walk is taking in his new job as executive vice president of Republic Records is to Hollywood to talk soundtracks. The second "Hunger Games" is 10 months away but already deep into planning stages; " ...

  12. It’s Official: Charlie Walk Named EVP of Republic Records

    January 28, 2013 1:01 PM EST As Billboard.biz reported , Charlie Walk was officially named executive vice president of Republic Records, co-founder/CEO Monte Lipman announced today. In his new role, Walk will oversee the Marketing, Promotion and Publicity departments and repo ...

  13. Charlie Walk to Start Work as EVP of Republic Records as Soon as Monday: Sources

    January 23, 2013 2:56 PM EST Contrary to several tweets over the past 36 hours, sources say that Charlie Walk's first official day at Republic Records was actually not today, and that he was in the building for orientation.   Although contract negotiations are still unde ...

  14. Capitol Swoops In For Barnett

    October 15, 2012 9:18 AM EDT Columbia executive latest big move as Universal reworks EMI. The pending appointment of Columbia Records president Steve Barnett to run Capitol Records should go a long way in proving Universal Music Group (UMG) chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge is co ...

  15. From This Week's Billboard: Steve Barnett and Capitol: What's Next?

    October 12, 2012 3:39 PM EDT Below is the Up Front story "Capitol Swoops In For Barnett" -- a look at the executive carousel resulting from Universal's purchase of EMI -- from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also contains our cover story o ...