Named senior VP of promotion/artist development.

Joel Klaiman has been appointed senior VP of promotion/artist development for Universal Republic Records. Klaiman reports to Monte Lipman, president of Universal Republic, and is based in New York.

Previously, Klaiman was executive VP of promotion for Epic Records. Prior to that, he held a number of executive positions in the music business, including roles at Sony 550 Music, EastWest Records, the Elektra Entertainment Group and Savage Records.

In his new capacity, Klaiman will supervise and direct promotion strategies across all radio and video platforms, as well as oversee the national and field promotion staff.