1. Corner Office: Republic Records Honchos Monte & Avery Lipman Discuss Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hunger Games' Smash and Defend 'The Voice'

    December 15, 2014 10:41 AM EST The 2014 market-share leaders on maintaining dominance, defending 'The Voice' and finding tomorrow's breakout: "You can't rush hits." Among the many plaques lining the walls of Republic Records chairman/CEO Monte Lip ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Owl City Embraces Collaborations for 'Midsummer Station' Album

    August 17, 2012 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Owl City's third album, "All Things Bright and Beautiful," arrived in June 2011 on Universal Republic and debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200. It sounds swell, but overall sales (143,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan) ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Tom Whalley, Rob Stevenson In Talks to Join Universal Music Group: Sources

    July 28, 2011 6:10 PM EDT The reshaping of the Universal Music Group continues. With executives like Motown president Sylvia Rhone turning down an offer from the company to run a to-be-created rights-management company and Universal Motown Republic Group chairman Mel Lewin ...

  7. LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening Now

    April 23, 2010 12:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Just days after LCD Soundsystem 's new single, "Drunk Girls," leaked online, a companion video of sorts hit YouTube. As the first taste of the band's third album, the song had already set tongues wagging, from Pitchfork awarding ...

  8. Stevenson Named Virgin US President

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has appointed Rob Stevenson to president of Virgin US, effective Aug. 15. He will be based in the company's New York office and report to Nick Gatfield, president of A&R for North America, U.K. and Ireland at EMI Music. Most rec ...

  9. Stolen Transmission Still Part of IDJ?

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Despite reports that indie label Stolen Transmission has exited the Island Def Jam umbrella, the business relationship might be firmly intact. A source tells Billboard.biz that details need to be worked out and at the moment Stolen Transmission is ...

  10. Layoffs Continue At Island Def Jam

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Staffing cuts continue at Universal Music Group’s Island Def Jam division. A&R representatives Paul Pontius and Rob Stevenson have exited, following last week’s departure of executive VP of promotion Greg Thompson . Additionally, the staff of ...

  11. The 88 Signs With Island, Working With Babyface

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Los Angeles-based power pop band the 88 has signed with Island Def Jam Records after self-releasing its first two efforts. The act's major label debut will feature at least three tracks recorded with Los Angeles-based power pop band the 88 has ...

  12. Stevenson Promoted To Exec At IDJMG

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal includes new joint venture imprint. Rob Stevenson has been promoted to executive VP of A&R for Island Def Jam Music Group. At the same time, he has been named president of Stolen Transmition Records, his new joint venture label imprint wi ...

  13. The Bravery Is NYC's Next Big Export

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With New York bands like the Strokes, Scissor Sisters, Interpol and Yeah Yeah Yeahs reaching global audiences, the Big Apple is, once again, proving to be a hotbed of creativity and excitement. The late ...

  14. Thrice Takes A Major-Label Ride

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. By the time the members of Southern California screamo outfit Thrice rolled into the Roxy early last year for their first gig at Los Angeles' fabled Sunset Strip club, they had already begun to mak ...