Nate Albert appointed VP, A&R for Universal Republic Records

Mumbai: Nate Albert has been appointed Vice President of A&R for Universal Republic Records, announced Universal Republic Records A&R Senior Vice President Tom Mackay. In his new role, Albert will report to Mackay.

"Nate brings a world of depth and experience to Universal Republic as a multi-platinum artist, manager, and as a widely respected purveyor of talent," stated Mackay.  "To be able to mine his accomplishments and insight in an everyday capacity will help us bridge the artistic and strategic missions of artists who will benefit greatly from his own hands-on experience. Nate has already been instrumental in helping sign and develop artists’ Anberlin and Erin McCarley."

"Monte Lipman, Avery Lipman and Mackay have forged one of the deepest creative rosters in our business," stated Albert.  "I’m thrilled to be afforded the opportunity to contribute to an environment where artists really do come first.  I look forward to a great working relationship with the entire Universal Republic team."

Albert was a founding member, guitarist and one of the principal songwriters of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.  Formed in 1985, the group is largely credited as being instrumental in the formation of the ska-core genre.