Recording industry veteran Sandy Lal and his management and production company Kingpin Entertainment Group have joined forces with Universal Republic’s Twenty First Republic, a new producer and engineer management team at Universal Music Group.
Lal’s position will involve the oversight of Twenty First Republic’s move into urban and pop music following Lal’s recent success with Dash, the first artist signed to Lal’s Titanium, Music Group, whose “Night of My Life” became the theme song to MTV’s “The Pauly D Project.”
Monte Lipman President and C.E.O. of Universal Republic, said in a statement that “Sandy is one of the most forward-thinking managers in the music business. I have an incredible amount of respect and admiration for everything he’s done with Kingpin. He’s truly a leader, and he’s going to help guide Twenty First Republic.”
“I’m looking forward to expanding our clientele together and bringing new opportunities,” Lal said in the same statement, adding, “my plan is to find the next wave of great producers and develop them with the team.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with Sandy and Kingpin,” said Tom Mackay, executive vice president of Universal Republic Records.
The move also wins Universal Republic producers and writers Infinity, DJ Montay, Joe Boom, and Chris CJ Jackson.
Sandy Lal founded Kingpin Entertainment Group in 2002. He has produced and worked with artists including Lil Flip, Flo Rida, and Lauryn Hill.