Everipedia Logo
Everipedia is now IQ.wiki - Join the IQ Brainlist and our Discord for early access to editing on the new platform and to participate in the beta testing.
Republic Records

Republic Records

Republic Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group (UMG). It was founded by Avery Lipman and Monte Lipman as an independent label in 1995, and was acquired by UMG in 2000. Republic was initially an imprint of the Universal/Motown Records Group, and was renamed Universal Republic Records after a reorganization in 2006 before reverting to its original name in 2012.[2][3][4]

Life is a lot of work.

What is it that gives us the strength to continue when we are tired and burned out?

Sometimes an inspirational idea can help us renew ourselves and be filled with strength to fulfill our life's purpose.

Inspiration comes in many forms.

However, the root of all inspiration is the idea that our lives are meaningful.

Inspiration is knowing that what I do matters deeply to the universe.

When you have the feeling that your actions are meaningful, you will become filled with strength and vigor to fulfill your life's purpose.Words

have the power to motivate us and help us to live more intentionally. Each

of us have areas of our lives that we would like to improve, and there are quotes and words of wisdom that can almost always be found to motivate and inspire us in these different areas. As

we strive to grow and improve ourselves, it's important to choose the words we speak to ourselves carefully. I've

listed below some words that represent possible areas in which individuals may hope to grow and have included quotes that might help motivate and inspire personal change in each area.

Artists signed to Republic Records include Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne, Amy Winehouse, Nav, The Weeknd, Jessie J, Greta Van Fleet, Taylor Swift, Black Veil Brides, Andy Black, Lorde, MIKA, Lindsay Lohan, Christina Grimmie, Florence and the Machine, Post Malone, Hailee Steinfeld, Julia Michaels, MDFMK, Austin Mahone, 3 Doors Down and DNCE.[5] Its country music subsidiary Republic Nashville has signed Florida Georgia Line, The Band Perry, and Eli Young Band.

Republic Records
Parent companyUniversal Music Group
Country of originUnited States
LocationNew York City,New York, U.S.
Official websiterepublicrecords.com[29]


According to Avery Lipman, he and his brother Monte conceived of Republic Records at the kitchen table in their apartment:

My brother and I had been working at record companies.

He was in between jobs and we started putting records out as a hobby.

We had a grassroot approach to the business.

The first record we put out happened to work really well.

That was the Bloodhound Gang.[6]

The newly named Republic Records was formed in 1995 as a subsidiary of MCA's Geffen Records, but a little after the distribution changed to the newly Universal Records. The Lipman brothers accepted an offer from Universal in 2008, and resigned from UMG in 2011.[7][8]

Universal Records: 1999–2005

Universal Music Group acquired the Lipman brothers' Republic Records as a wholly owned subsidiary in 1999. Monte Lipman was named president of the newly established Universal Records label, and Avery Lipman was named its chief operating officer. They reported to Doug Morris (chairman of Universal Music Group) and Mel Lewinter, chairman of Universal Records Group.

Universal Republic Records: 2006–12

In 2006, Universal Republic adopted an A&R and partnership-based growth strategy. Changes were made at the Universal Motown Republic Group during the summer of 2011. Motown Records was separated from Universal Motown Records; it shut down, transferring its artists to Motown Records or Universal Republic Records. The umbrella label was merged with the Island Def Jam Music Group, making Universal Republic Records a stand-alone label and shutting down the Universal Motown Republic Group.

Republic Records revival: 2012–present

In October 2012, Universal Republic Records again re-branded itself as Republic Records to mark the arrival of producer Rick Rubin.[9] All artists on the Universal Republic Records roster were moved to Republic Records. The label has released albums by Lil Wayne, Kid Cudi and Tyga; according to executive vice-president Charlie Walk, the new Republic Records was the number-one soundtrack label.[10] On March 31, 2014, it was announced that Big Machine and Republic Records had revived Dot Records and Chris Stacey would head the label.[11] Dot was the third label (after Valory and Republic Nashville) introduced as part of the Big Machine Label Group.[12]

It was announced on June 20, 2014 that Republic had joined VH1 for a "Make a Band Famous" campaign, which would pick an artist for network appearances and Republic's roster.[13] VH1 and Republic used social media for the campaign.[14] Republic Records had songs in six of the top-10 spots on the Mediabase Top 40 Chart in 2015, tying a 2013 record.[15]

The label appointed former New Line Cinema senior music executive Dana Sano its first executive vice-president of film and television in July 2017. The position oversees film and TV projects and the Federal Films initiative, working with UMG's Polygram Entertainment.[16] In November 2017, the company was named Variety's Hitmaker Label of the Year.[17] The following year, Republic named Donna Gryn senior vice-president of marketing.[18]


Republic Records' logo 1994-1999

Republic Records' logo 1994-1999

Republic Records released the Bloodhound Gang's 1994 EP, Dingleberry Haze,[19] and their first LP, Use Your Fingers. Kevin Rudolf's single, "Let It Rock", was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.[20] Jay Sean's debut single, "Down", sold three million copies in the United States and six million copies worldwide.[21] Sean's follow-up single, "Do You Remember", sold over one million copies.[22]

American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift recorded with Nashville-based Big Machine Records. Swift is a quadruple-platinum artist with 10 Grammy Awards and over 175 million units moved worldwide as of 2014. As her contract with Big Machine ended in 2018, she signed with Republic, with her first single "ME!" with the label and her own label "Taylor Swift Productions, Inc." released on April 26, 2019.[23][24] Jack Johnson has received a number of gold and platinum certifications.[25] Damian Marley's debut album was certified gold and sold one million copies worldwide.[26]

Notable artists

Amy Winehouse2007BritishSoul, R&Band jazzsinger and songwriter
Nicki Minaj2008Contemporary R&B, hip hopand pop rapper, singer and songwriter
Owl City2009Electronicaproject by singer and songwriter Adam Young
Black Veil Brides2010Rock band fromCincinnati
James Blake2011Contemporary R&B,electronic, and soul singer and songwriter
Jessie J2011British contemporary R&B, pop and soul singer and songwriter
Ariana Grande2011American contemporary R&B andpopsinger and songwriter
The Weeknd2012Canadian contemporary R&B and pop singer, songwriter and record producer
Lorde2013Pop singer and songwriter fromNew Zealand
St. Vincent2013Rock singer and songwriter fromTulsa, Oklahoma
Peter Gabriel2013British musician, singer and songwriter, former leadman ofGenesis
Post Malone2015American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer
Hailee Steinfeld2015American pop singer fromThousand Oaks, CA
Ski Mask the Slump God2016American rapper
Nav2016Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer fromToronto, Ontario
Greta Van Fleet2017Rock band fromFrankenmuth, Michigan
Yung Gravy2017American rapper fromRochester, Minnesota
Taylor Swift2018American pop singer-songwriter and record producer fromNashville, Tennessee
TXT2019Korean pop band
Jonas Brothers2019American pop rock band fromLittle Falls, New Jersey
Lil Tecca2019American rapper fromQueens, New York
Lindsay Lohan2019American singer, songwriter and actress
Snoop Dogg2019American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer
Wiz Khalifa2019American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer fromPittsburgh, Pennsylvania


  • American Recordings

  • Anti- (distribution for select releases)

  • Aware Records

  • Big Machine Label Group

  • BME Recordings

  • Brushfire Records

  • Casablanca Records

  • Cash Money Records

  • Castro Music

  • Hollywood Records (distribution)

  • Indie Pop Music

  • International Rock Star Records

  • Lava Records

  • Loma Vista Recordings

  • Next Plateau Entertainment (distribution)

  • No Emotion

  • Real World Records (distribution)

  • Serjical Strike Records (distribution)

  • SRC Records

  • Taylor Swift Productions, Inc. (distribution)

  • XO

  • Young Money Entertainment


Citation Linkwww.underconsideration.com"Brand New: Republic Records". Underconsideration.com. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
Sep 30, 2019, 6:28 AM
Citation Linkwww.hollywoodreporter.com"Universal Signs New Agreement With Republic's Monte and Avery Lipman". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
Sep 30, 2019, 6:28 AM
Citation Linkbooks.google.comTaylor, Chuck (January 15, 2000). "Lipman to head up Universal Records". Billboard. p. 12. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
Sep 30, 2019, 6:28 AM
Citation Linkbooks.google.comMitchell, Gayle (February 10, 2007). "Stop in the Name of Shiny Toy Guns". Billboard. p. 72. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
Sep 30, 2019, 6:28 AM
Citation Linkwww.republicrecords.com"Artists | Republic Records". Republic Records. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
Sep 30, 2019, 6:28 AM
Citation Linkwww.hitquarters.com"Interview with Avery Lipman". HitQuarters. 7 Aug 2006. Retrieved 23 Nov 2010.
Sep 30, 2019, 6:28 AM
Citation Linkwww.universalmusic.com"AVERY LIPMAN APPOINTED CO-PRESIDENT AND COO OF UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC RECORDS - UMG". UMG. 2008-01-07. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
Sep 30, 2019, 6:28 AM
Citation Linkwww.hollywoodreporter.com"Universal Republic's Lipman Brothers Re-Sign With UMG". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
Sep 30, 2019, 6:28 AM
Citation Linkwww.pentagram.com"Republic Records", Pentagram (design firm), New York, 25 October 2012. Retrieved on 29 April 2018.
Sep 30, 2019, 6:28 AM
Citation Linkwww.billboard.comPhil Gallo (February 4, 2014). "Q&A: Charlie Walk, Republic's New EVP, on Returning to a Major, Long-Term Strategy". Billboard. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
Sep 30, 2019, 6:28 AM
Citation Linkwww.universalmusic.com"BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP AND REPUBLIC RECORDS REVIVE LEGENDARY DOT RECORDS". universal music.com. 2014. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
Sep 30, 2019, 6:28 AM
Citation Linkwww.billboard.com"Scott Borchetta, Chris Stacey on the Relaunch of Dot Records, Big Machine's Latest Imprint". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
Sep 30, 2019, 6:28 AM
Citation Linkwww.adweek.com"VH1 and Republic Records Team to Make a Band Famous". Adweek.com. Retrieved 2017-12-06.
Sep 30, 2019, 6:28 AM
Citation Linkwww.forbes.comHugh McIntyre. "VH1 and Republic Records Use Social Media To". Forbes. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
Sep 30, 2019, 6:28 AM
Citation Linkwww.allaccess.com"Republic Records Promotion Dominates Top 40 Scoring 6 Spots In Top 10". All Access. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
Sep 30, 2019, 6:28 AM
Citation Linkvariety.comHalperin, Shirley (July 17, 2017). "'Fifty Shades' Franchise Veteran Dana Sano to Head Film and Television at Republic Records". Variety.com. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
Sep 30, 2019, 6:28 AM
Citation Linkvariety.comHalperin, Shirley (2017-11-21). "Hitmakers: From 'Despacito' to Post Malone, Republic Records Had (Another) Very Good Year". Variety.com. Retrieved 2017-12-30.
Sep 30, 2019, 6:28 AM
Citation Linkvariety.com"Republic Record Promotes Donna Gryn to Senior VP of Marketing". Variety.com. 23 August 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
Sep 30, 2019, 6:28 AM
Citation Linkwww.discogs.com"Bloodhound Gang - Dingleberry Haze". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2017-12-12.
Sep 30, 2019, 6:28 AM
Citation Linkwww.riaa.com"RIAA – Gold & Platinum – September 4, 2010: Kevin Rudolf certified singles". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 4, 2010.
Sep 30, 2019, 6:28 AM