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“I want to guide all of our acts towards achieving a cohesive and clear vision... It’s about bringing all creative aspects of an artist together.”
REPUBLIC REALLY LOVES ROB
Decorated A&R Exec Named EVP of Label,
Given Expanded Creative Responsibilities
Republic has promoted EVP of A&R Rob Stevenson to Executive Vice President of the label, effective immediately. The announcement comes from Republic co-founders and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman.

Stevenson brings two decades of A&R acumen to this new, all-encompassing post, extending into the realms of marketing, promotion, video creation and more. His most noteworthy accomplishments of the last year include playing a central role in reintroducing Casablanca Records into the marketplace and galvanize the legendary brand as an electronic-music powerhouse, shepherding the platinum-selling "Animals" from Martin Garrix, signing genre icon Tiësto and more. In addition, Stevenson oversaw the signing of James Bay, Phantogram, Gotye and Of Monsters and Men, and other key acts. This year, he’s spearheading the launch of Jessie J’s long-awaited sophomore album and the introduction of The Ruen Brothers, among various projects.

"Rob remains one of the industry’s most respected A&R executives," said Monte Lipman. "His track record and tenacity to identify and sign important artists continues to expand the foundation of our extraordinary roster. Rob’s love of music and passion for artistry is both contagious and inspiring."

Avery doubled that emotion, stating, "This is an important evolution for the label. With his incredible insight and intuition in the A&R space and every aspect of making a record, Rob remains integral to our progression. We’re looking forward to watching him soar in this new role."

After thanking the Lipmans for the opportunity and expressing his excitement about his new role on the Republic team, Stevenson got down to the nitty-gritty. "A&R doesn’t just happen in the studio anymore," he noted. "In this new post, I have the opportunity to apply my experience working so closely with artists to other facets of the company. You have a better chance of success when you spend time cultivating what the entire package will be. I want to guide all of our acts towards achieving a cohesive and clear vision. Music and video aren’t separate in the modern age. It’s about bringing all creative aspects of an artist together."

Stevenson joined Republic in 2011 after serving as President of A&R at Virgin Records, where he worked on crucial albums from Katy Perry, The Beastie Boys and Thirty Seconds to Mars, in addition to signing Alice in Chains. From 1998 until 2008, he worked in A&R at Island Def Jam, making a name for himself with his signings of The Killers, Fall Out Boy and Sum 41, among others. Entertainment Weekly dubbed him the "Must A&R Guy" on the magazine’s 2006 "Must List," while New York gave him the Industry Award in its 2005 Pop Culture Awards Issue.

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