RadioandMusic
| 11 Aug 2020
Republic Records promotes Wendy Goldstein to EVP, Head of Urban A&R

MUMBAI: Republic Records announced the promotion of Wendy Goldstein from Senior Vice President of A&R to Executive Vice President and Head of Urban A&R. This announcement officially came from the label's Executive Vice President, Rob Stevenson and founders and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman.

A division of Universal Music Group, Republic is home to a roster of multi-platinum, award-winning artistes such as Amy Winehouse, Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Colbie Caillat, Enrique Iglesias, Florence + the Machine, Godsmack, Gotye, James Blake, Of Monsters and Men, Owl City, among many others.

Founder of Republic Records and current Chairman and CEO, Monte Lipman stated, "Wendy has worked with many of today's most popular artistes and is widely respected throughout the industry. She has overseen the production of many significant albums that have made a tremendous impact on pop culture. Her contribution to Republic remains invaluable."

Avery Lipman, also the founder along with Monte, said, "Wendy has been a part of this family since the beginning. We have a tremendous professional history together. Her knack for helping artistes realise their true potential is genuinely one of a kind. It is an honour to build upon our legacy as a team."

Stevenson added, "Wendy has a keen sense for finding talent and is dedicated to her artistes. She will be integral to the label's expansion within the world of hip-hop and R&B, and we are excited to see who she discovers next."

Goldstein commented, "I want to continue building the urban presence of Republic Records. Monte, Avery, and Rob are the greatest. They encourage everyone around them to thrive. We all share the same mindset. We have a common goal to finish number one. It is one of the best environments I have worked in. We all love music, and we want to build a legacy for the Republic brand."

Goldstein began her career as an assistant in the A&R department of Epic Records. From 1993-1997, she worked in A&R at Geffen Records and was personally responsible for signing The Roots, Common, GZA, Mos Def, and The Bloodhound Gang. Afterwards, she became Head of Urban A&R at Priority Records/Capitol, orchestrating a label deal with ‘Disturbing The Peace' and overseeing projects for Snoop Dogg, Chingy, Latoya Luckett, and more until leaving the company in 2007. In 2009, she joined the team at Republic Records as an A&R Consultant. In 2011, she became Senior Vice President of A&R for the label, formally joining the team in the West Coast office.

Under Goldstein's tenure, Republic Records signed Sage The Gemini, Adrian Marcel, and producer DJ Mustard via a venture with Roc Nation. In addition, she handled A&R duties for Enrique Iglesias, Mika, Colbie Caillat, and more.

As Senior Vice President of A&R since 2011, Goldstein collaborated with Ariana Grande in 2013 on the conception and release of her full-length debut, ‘Yours Truly', which was number one on the Billboard Top 200 upon release.