Swirsky signed "Ransom" rapper Lil Tecca last year.
Republic Records has promoted Julian Swirsky to senior vp of A&R, the label's executive vp, Rob Stevenson, announced today (Jan. 5).
As an A&R manager at Republic since 2018, Swirsky is known for signing breakthrough "Ransom" rap star Lil Tecca and co-signing alt-pop phenom Conan Gray alongside executive vp, A&R Ben Adelson. In his new post, based at the label's New York City headquarters, Swirsky will identify, sign and cultivate the careers of developing talent while also working on 2020 albums from Gray and Tecca.
“Julian’s knowledge of the evolving landscape, his drive to define what’s ‘next,' and refusal to take no for an answer provided the engine for signing two of popular culture’s most exciting new talents," Stevenson commented. "Relying on these instincts and an endless passion for the artists who he supports, he is fast becoming one of the industry’s most forward-thinking A&R executives."