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  1. Cash Money, Chase Announce Partnership for Austin Mahone Release

    September 03, 2013 10:05 AM EDT Austin Mahone is getting a boost for his debut album when it drops next month, as his current label, Chase Records, has announced a partnership with Cash Money Records to release Mahone's album. The Universal Republic-affiliated Cash Money ...

  2. Jason Flom, John Rudolph to Bid for Universal's EMI Assets: Source

    November 15, 2012 4:15 PM EST Billboard has learned that former Bug Music CEO John Rudolph and Lava Records founder Jason Flom have partnered to throw their hat in the bidding ring for the EMI assets that Universal Music Group must sell as part of the terms of their acquisitio ...

  3. Matt Voss Promoted to Executive Vice President of UMG's International, East Coast Labels

    July 31, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Today (July 31), Universal Music Group announced that Matt Voss has been promoted to Executive President of International, East Coast Labels. The announcement was made by Ivan Gavin, Chief Operating Officer of East Coast Lavels who Voss will repor ...

  4. Myisha Brooks Named VP, Publicity at Universal Republic

    July 11, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Myisha Brooks of Universal Republic Records has been promoted to the position of VP, Publicity. Previously working with Arista Records, Warner Bros. Records and Simone Smalls PR, Brooks had served as Director of Publicity for Universal Republic si ...

  5. Joseph Schmidt Named CFO of Universal Music Group's East Coast Labels

    July 03, 2012 1:58 PM EDT Universal Music Group named Joseph Schmidt Chief Financial Officer, East Coast Labels, Ivan Gavin, The news was announced by Ivan Gavin, UMG's COO of East Coast Labels. Schmidt, who is based in New York City, formerly acted as Vice President, ...

  6. Sandy Lal Joins Universal Republic's Twenty First Republic's Creative Management Team

    June 12, 2012 7:06 AM EDT Recording industry veteran Sandy Lal and his management and production company Kingpin Entertainment Group have joined forces with Universal Republic's Twenty First Republic, a new producer and engineer management team at Universal Music Grou ...

  7. Backbeat: The Weeknd's London Debut, With Katy Perry, Florence Welch, Barry Weiss, David Joseph, More

    June 07, 2012 7:24 PM EDT London's Wilton Music Hall hosted The Weeknd 's debut London show earlier tonight (June 7). Rumored to have sold out within two minutes, the gig lasted just an hour, but equally interesting as the vocal acrobatics taking place onstage wa ...

  8. Exclusive: Tom Whalley's Seven Four Ent. Signs Label Deal With Universal Republic

    April 12, 2012 1:38 PM EDT Capitol: Whalley or won't he? Universal Republic Records today will announce a label deal with former Warner Bros. Records Chairman/CEO Tom Whalley's Seven Four Ent, Billboard.biz can exclusively reveal. The announcement will be made by ...

  9. Universal Republic Appoints Jim Roppo as EVP of Marketing

    January 09, 2012 12:24 PM EST Universal Republic Records announced today that the label has appointed industry veteran Jim Roppo to Executive Vice President of Marketing. Roppo will report to Universal president/CEO Monte Lipman and co-president/COO Avery Lipman, both of whom ...

  10. Peter Thea Named Executive VP of Universal Republic, Island Def Jam

    November 15, 2011 12:50 PM EST Universal Republic/Island Def Jam chairman and CEO Barry Weiss announced today that the company has appointed Peter Thea as Executive Vice President of Universal Republic & Island Def Jam, in a move to expand management in the labels' A&a ...

  11. Brandon Creed Appointed to A&R Post at Universal Republic and Island Def Jam Motown

    August 15, 2011 5:18 PM EDT Universal Republic and Island Def Jam Motown announced today that Brandon Creed, manager of Bruno Mars, will be serving as an A&R consultant to both companies. He will report to Barry Weiss, chairman & CEO of both companies. "As we co ...

  12. Ethiopia Habtemariam Named Senior Vice President of Motown Records

    August 10, 2011 5:10 PM EDT Ethiopia Habtemariam, Senior VP of Motown Records Universal Music Group today announced what it described as "the first in a number of new appointments at Motown Records" in promoting Ethiopia Habtemariam to Senior Vice President of Moto ...

  13. Lil Wayne Helps Universal Lock Down Top Four Spots on R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

    August 09, 2011 4:38 PM EDT Weeks after the streamlining of Universal Motown and Universal Republic into a single entity now known solely as Universal Republic, the rechristened label becomes the first record company to lock down the top four spots on Billboard's Mainst ...

  14. Motown Update: Label to Share Resources With Island Def Jam

    July 26, 2011 6:03 PM EDT When the planned installation of Ethiopia Habtemariam as the head of Motown Records finally occurs, the label will move out of the Universal orbit and instead share resources with the Island Def Jam Group, sources tell Billboard.biz. Habtemariam, ...

  15. Harinder Rana: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Harinder Rana Senior Director of A&R, Lava Records/Universal Republic For Harinder Rana, 28, talent is worth traveling for. After Jessie J's first U.S. showcase, Rana hopped a plane to London to sign her to Lava Records. The singer has si ...

  16. Universal Music/Motown Update: What Are the Next Moves?

    June 17, 2011 7:33 PM EDT The long-expected reconfiguration of the Universal Music Group's East Coast labels began unfolding today, leaving two separate major labels -- the Island Def Jam Music Group and Universal Motown Republic Group -- with shared services in selec ...

  17. Barry Weiss Named Chairman/CEO Of Island Def Jam And Universal Motown Republic Group

    March 17, 2011 5:53 PM EDT It's official. Barry Weiss has been named Chairman & CEO of Island Def Jam and Universal Motown Republic Group. The appointment comes on the heels of Antonio "L.A." Reid's departure from IDJ , which was announced today. Acc ...

  18. Steve Rifkind Signs New Three-Year Deal With Universal

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST On the heels of yesterday's announcement that Universal Republic's Monte and Avery Lipman had both re-signed new long-term contracts with UMG comes word that SRC Records CEO Steve Rifkind will also remain at Universal for the near future ...

  19. Universal Republic's Preisdent & CEO Monte Lipman Signs New Long-Term Contract With UMG

    January 04, 2011 12:00 AM EST Monte Lipman, president/CEO of Universal Republic Records and Avery Lipman, the label's co-president/COO, have signed new long-term contracts with Universal Music Group. Universal Republic's roster includes Jack Johnson, Amy Winehouse, D ...

  20. BACKBEAT: The Secret Sisters @Joe's Pub

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Secret Sisters have had a busy year after being discovered in 2009 - quickly signing to Universal Republic and releasing their debut 45, a cover of Johnny Cash’s “Big River,” with the help of Jack White and his own Third Man Records. On Sept. ...

  21. The Billboard Q&A: Scott Borchetta

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When Scott Borchetta signed then-15-year-old Taylor Swift to his fledgling Big Machine Records label in 2005, the former DreamWorks Nashville executive ignored the prevailing view that teen acts don't work in the adult-oriented country format ...

  22. Universal Republic, Big Machine Team For Nashville Label

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Republic and Big Machine Records have teamed for a new Nashville imprint dubbed Republic Nashville. The imprint will be stationed on Music Row and will use the combined resources of Big Machine Universal Republic. Big Machine and Univers ...

  23. Billboard Q&A: Lava's Jason Flom and Cherry Lane's Richard Stumpf Discuss Their New Partnership

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After leaving his post last year as chairman/CEO of EMI Music's Capitol Music Group, Jason Flom jumped right back in the game. First he entered a joint-venture partnership with Universal Republic, which is providing marketing, promotion, sale ...

  24. UMG's Morris Renews Contract, Hires Flom

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group chairman/CEO Doug Morris has signed a new long-term deal to lead the world's largest record label. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "I'm enjoying what I'm doing enormously right now. I want to take th ...

  25. Digital Briefs: ReverbNation, Muze, Colbie Caillat

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - ReverbNation has secured $3 million in Series B funding. The round was led by new investor ETF Venture Funds and included follow-on investments from Novak Biddle Venture Partners and Southern Capitol Ventures. - Muze , the indie provider of ente ...

  26. UMRG Names Marolda CFO

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Motown Republic Group (UMRG) has named George Marolda CFO. Based in New York, Marolda will report to UMRG chairman Mel Lewinter. In his new role, Marolda will oversee all financial functions of the label group, including planning, foreca ...

  27. Lipman Named Co-President Of Universal Republic

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Avery Lipman has been appointed co-president of Universal Republic Records. Lipman, most previously senior VP of the label, will report to Mel Lewinter, chairman of Universal Motown Republic Group, and will continue to be based in New York. Lipman ...

  28. Frankly Speaking: Imports

    August 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s, major labels cracked down on retailers carrying import albums as a matter of course—at one point, CBS Records even sued Tower Records over the practice. For the most part, such import battles have since rece ...

  29. Klaiman Moves To Universal Republic

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Named senior VP of promotion/artist development. Joel Klaiman has been appointed senior VP of promotion/artist development for Universal Republic Records. Klaiman reports to Monte Lipman, president of Universal Republic, and is based in New York. ...

  30. Universal Motown Splits In Two

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rhone, Lipman to head two distinct labels. As has been rumored, Universal Motown Records Group is expanding into two distinct labels. Sylvia Rhone will be president of Universal Motown and Monte Lipman will be president of Universal Republic. The ...