Universal Republic Records ups Joel Klaiman to EVP

MUMBAI: Universal Republic Records has promoted Joel Klaiman to executive vice president of promotion & artist development.

Universal Republic president and CEO Monte Lipman said, "Since joining Universal Republic, Joel has helped us successfully catapult the label into becoming one of the industry’s premier music companies. He has consistently demonstrated the vision and expertise necessary for building and shaping our growing company, while continuing to be instrumental in the break-through success of such artists as Amy Winehouse, Hinder, Colbie Caillat and Taylor Swift, among others."

"Joel’s talent, experience, ability to work well with our artists, and knowledge of the radio, video and digital landscapes, has been great assets to our company. The entire Universal family joins me in congratulating him on this milestone accomplishment," added Universal Motown Republic Group chairman & CEO Mel Lewinter.

"There are precious few companies like Universal Republic, and even fewer opportunities to work with people like Mel, Avery Lipman (Co-President, UniversalRepublic) and Monte. I am grateful for all of their continued support, and I’m looking forward to continuing to contribute to one of the most dynamic teams in the business," added Klaiman.

Previously, Klaiman was executive vice president, promotion, for Epic Records.

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