Dennis Blair has been appointed VP of alternative promotion for Universal Republic Records. Blair will report to Joel Klaiman, senior VP of promotion and artist development for the company, and be based in New York.

Most previously, Blair was senior director of rock/alternative promotion for RCA Records where he worked with artists such the Strokes, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam and Velvet Revolver. He also had promotion stints at Maverick and Geffen Records, where he began his career in 1993.

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