Joseph Carozza has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Media and Artist Relations at Republic Records beginning today. Carozza will continue to be based in Republic’s New York headquarters and report to Founder and Chairman Monte Lipman.

In his expanded role, Carozza will continue to be responsible for the label’s media department and oversee press strategy, as well as help foster artist development across Republic’s roster. Additionally, he will play an integral role in a wide range of company and executive initiatives.

“Joe Carozza’s creative instincts, attention to detail, and rapport with the artist community is brilliant,” Lipman said. “This announcement not only recognizes his extraordinary talent and rapid trajectory, but also identifies Joe as a true leader in this industry.”

Since joining Republic in 2013, Carozza has developed and guided strategic campaigns for Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, and others while working with his team to break new artists.

“The past five years have been an incredible ride,” Carozza said. “There is nothing like working alongside Republic’s dynamic executive team led by Monte and Avery who set the tone every day for our pursuit of excellence, personally and on behalf of our roster.”