Avery Lipman & Monte Lipman: The 2015 Billboard Power 100
NO. 15

Avery & Monte Lipman

Avery: 48, President/COO, Republic Records


Monte: 50, Chairman/CEO, Republic Records

Last year's rank: 17

The Lorde-curated Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 soundtrack plus releases from Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift (through Big Machine) helped establish Republic as Nielsen's No. 1 label in market share at nearly 9 percent. Brothers Monte and Avery are determined to achieve a three-peat with new sets from Florence & The Machine, Drake, Zac Brown Band, The Weeknd and the Pitch Perfect 2 soundtrack due in 2015 from Republic and its label partners. Potential Universal Music Group departures by Big Machine Label Group and Lava Records leave question marks for 2015, but Monte sidesteps the issue, saying, "It's our intention to move forward and keep a good thing going."

EXPERIENCE THAT MADE ME WANT TO BE IN THE INDUSTRY: "In junior high, it was my job to book bands for the school dance, so that's where I got the bug." - Monte

POWER MEAL: "Carbone [in New York] for the beef carpaccio. There's a corner table that's perfect." - Avery