1. Heads of RCA, Republic, Atlantic, More Talk Regrets, Data vs. Heart, Austin Mahone Syndrome at New Music Seminar

    June 11, 2014 11:10 AM EDT “You would be amazed by how many people at some very high levels who are managing some very good acts who really don’t know shit," said president and COO of RCA Records Tom Corson Monday at a freewheeling New Music Seminar panel entitled “Lab ...

  2. Scott Borchetta, Chris Stacey on the Relaunch of Dot Records, Big Machine's Latest Imprint

    March 24, 2014 1:40 PM EDT Chris Stacey, former senior VP of promotion for Warner Nashville, set up shop at his new office down the street on Music Row last Friday -- as head of the revamped Dot Records, inside Big Machine’s global headquarters. As the first executive to ...

  3. Republic Records' GRAMMY Afterparty Celebrates Lorde, Others

    January 28, 2014 3:57 AM EST The Republic Records GRAMMY party capped off a night of wins that included the celebration of Lorde's "Royals," which won for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.  Avery Lipman, president/COO of Republic Records, hosted ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Monte and Avery Lipman Deliver University of Albany Commencement Speech

    May 22, 2013 3:36 PM EDT Republic Records chairman and CEO Monte Lipman, ‘86, and president and COO Avery Lipman, ’88, returned to their alma mater, the University at Albany, to deliver the commencement address on Sunday. More than 13,000 attendees, including 2,250 new ...

  6. Morning Fix: Beyonce's Sales Soar; Lipmans Re-Up; Indies & Higher Postal Rates; SiriusXM Earnings

    February 05, 2013 12:09 AM EST INCREASED POSTAGE RATES FORCE INDIE LABELS TO CHANGE TACTICS A new round of shipping rate increases from the United States Postal Service— which now charges on a sliding, weight-based scale— is putting palpable pressure on indie labels that rely o ...

  7. 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; " ...

  8. Universal Signs New Agreement With Republic's Monte and Avery Lipman

    February 04, 2013 11:19 AM EST Universal Music Group has signed new long-term agreements with Republic Records founders Monte Lipman and Avery Lipman as they become Chairman & Chief Executive Officer and President & Chief Operating Officer, respectively, of the company ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Morning Fix: Rick Rubin's Universal Republic Deal; Apple Vs Samsung; Carly Rae's Social Media Model

    August 22, 2012 8:29 AM EDT Billboard.Biz Exclusive: Rick Rubin Brings American Recordings to Universal Republic Rick Rubin has signed a deal to put the next incarnation of American Recordings through Republic Records. According to sources, Universal Republic president/CEO M ...

  11. Exclusive: Rick Rubin Brings American Recordings to Universal Republic

    August 22, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Rick Rubin has signed a deal to put the next incarnation of American Recordings through Republic Records. According to sources, Universal Republic president/CEO Monte Lipman and co-president/COO Avery Lipman recently completed a P&D deal with ...

  12. Backbeat: LA's Haim Rock NYC's Santos With Columbia, Neon Gold, Universal Republic Execs

    August 06, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Photo: wagz2it for Stereogum.com LA-based sister act Haim (pronounced "hime") have been riding a fast-building buzz this year, due to the gloriously infectious indie-pop EP they released a few months back. In its wake came rapturous pres ...

  13. Universal Republic Appoints New Urban A&R VPs

    June 25, 2012 5:02 PM EDT Naim Ali McNair Universal Republic has appointed two new VPs to its urban A&R department: Tab Nkhereanye and Naim Ali McNair. Both will report to senior VP of A&R Wendy Goldstein. Formerly VP of creative at Sony/ATV where he signed Frank O ...

  14. The Changing Role of A&R and 'The Dark Arts of Record Making' at New Music Seminar

    June 21, 2012 6:30 AM EDT (L-R): Moderator Ron Fair; Avery Lipman (Universal Republic); Steve Greenberg (S-Curve); Darius Van Arman (Jagjaguwar/Dead Oceans/Secretly Canadian); Josh Deutsch (Downtown); Peter Edge (RCA); Craig Kallman (Atlantic); and Monte Lipman (Universal ...

  15. Gotye's Smash Hit Almost Didn't Happen

    April 13, 2012 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 After a Six-Month Build, 'Somebody That I Used To Know' Is a Breakout Hit, With Nearly 4.5 Million Copies Sold It's the hit that almost wasn't, a simple song that's become a ­worldwide smash but nearly disappeared before it ...

  16. Backbeat: Rascal Flatts' 'Changed' Doc Premiere, With Scott Borchetta, Barry Weiss, More

    April 09, 2012 10:54 AM EDT Rascal Flatts themselves, (L-R) Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, and Joe Don Rooney attend the 'Changed' movie premiere in Times Sqaure. (Getty Images) Superstar country music trio Rascal Flatts , in conjunction with AEG Live and NCM Fathom , h ...

  17. Photos: Lana Del Rey, Jessie J, Irving Azoff, Scooter Braun, More at Lucian Grainge's Grammy-Night Party

    February 13, 2012 6:51 PM EST From left: David Joseph, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music UK; Lana Del Rey; Lucian Grainge, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Universal Music Group. (Photos: Courtesy Universal Music) Far from the proverbial madding crowds on Grammy night ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Rob Stevenson Joins Universal Republic

    August 08, 2011 11:27 AM EDT As forecast by Billboard , Universal Republic Records announced today (August 8) that Rob Stevenson has been appointed to the newly-created position of Executive Vice President of A&R. The announcement was made today by Monte Lipman, President ...

  20. Can Owl City Soar Back To The Top Of The Charts?

    May 23, 2011 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Adam Young still remembers the feeling he had prior to playing his first show as Owl City . "The whole time leading up to it I was trying to put it in the back of my head," he says of the gig, which took place Feb. 13, 2009, at Minneapolis ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Owl City's Adam Young Releases A New Old Project

    July 02, 2010 12:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Steve Bursky started managing Adam Young at the end of 2008, the mastermind behind synth-pop act Owl City played him a handful of acoustic songs from his hard drive. He told Bursky that he hoped the unrefined tracks, which were recorded in the ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Green Day Manager Launches Own Imprint

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pat Magnarella, manager of the Goo Goo Dolls and Green Day, has started a label distributed through Universal Records. Pat Magnarella, manager of the Goo Goo Dolls and Green Day, has started a label distributed through Universal Records. The label ...

  26. Green Seeks Continued Major Label Success

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. At a time when many artists are leaving the major-label system to put out their albums independently, Pat Green has gone the opposite route. After releasing six successful independent albums, Green sign ...

  27. Godsmack Has Fun With 'Faceless' Rap

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Although Republic/Universal rockers Godsmack titled its third recording "Faceless" -- to reference its self-perception of being rock'n'roll underdogs -- circumstances are aligning to ...

  28. Powderfinger Exports Its Aussie Appeal Stateside

    June 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Austrailian rock act Powderfinger pledges hard work as the means of crossing its homeland success to the U.S. with its latest album, "Odyessy Number Five." On its native ground, rock quintet Powderfinger has earned a slew of awards-includi ...