Joseph Carozza Promoted to Senior VP Media Relations for Republic Records


Label publicity executive was instrumental in breaking Ariana Grande, Lorde and Martin Garrix, among others.

Joseph Carozza has been promoted to senior vice president media relations for Republic Records by co-founder/chief executive Monte Lipman and evp Charlie Walk.


Since joining the label in 2013, Carozza has managed public relations efforts for the label’s tent-pole artists and developed communications strategies for upcoming talent. He has been instrumental in Ariana Grande’s triumphant debut, capitalizing on her fame as an actress and developing her presence as an artist in the music space. He has handled successful campaigns for Enrique Iglesias and Tiësto as well as contributed to breaking Lorde and Martin Garrix, among others. 

Commented Lipman: "Joe is one of the most buttoned-down young executives that I’ve ever worked with; his focus, determination and impeccable style are unmatched. In addition, his impressive performance continues to gain the trust and respect of the artists, his colleagues at Republic, and the PR community at large." 

Added Walk: "Joe Carozza brings a highly sophisticated approach in 'music media marketing' to Republic. Every artist has his or her own unique story. Joe, along with his handpicked team, are able to tell that narrative so it sticks in the most elegant, honest fashion. His redesign of the media team now allows us to compete at the highest level." 

Carozza said: "This is an incredible opportunity for which I’m excited and grateful. I want to thank Monte, Avery and Charlie for their support and guidance. Republic remains known for uncovering the superstars of today and setting the pace for the industry. I'm beyond thrilled to continue building our roster’s media presence as well as fortifying the Republic legacy for the history books!"

Carozza was previously at Sony Music’s Epic Records, where he worked on campaigns for a diverse group of artists, including Ozzy Osbourne, Sade, The Fray, Karmin and Sean Kingston. Prior to Epic, he was with Rogers & Cowan where he provided media relations for legendary artists such as the Rolling Stones, Elton John and Mötley Crüe. Simultaneously, he worked entertainment branding and press for clients like Luxottica, Honda Civic, The Grammys and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

This story was first published by The Hollywood Reporter


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