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Press Release |  31 Mar 2009 11:23 |  By RnMTeam

Universal Republic Records Promotes Joel Klaiman to Executive Vice President of Promotion & Artist Development

MUMBAI: Universal Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, has promoted Joel Klaiman to Executive Vice President of Promotion & Artist Development, it was announced today by Monte Lipman, President and CEO of Universal Republic.

"Since joining Universal Republic, Joel has helped us successfully catapult the label into becoming one of the industry's premier music companies," stated Mr. Lipman. "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," commented Mel Lewinter, Chairman & CEO of Universal Motown Republic Group. "The entire Universal family joins me in congratulating him on this milestone accomplishment."

"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," added Mr. Klaiman. "I am grateful for all of their continued support, nd I'm looking forward to continuing to contribute to one of the most dynamic teams in the business."

Previously, Mr. Klaiman was Executive Vice President, Promotion, for Epic Records. Prior to that, Mr. Klaiman has held a number of executive positions in the music business, including roles at Sony 550 Music - the WorkGroup, EastWest Records, the Elektra Entertainment Group, and Savage Records. Mr. Klaiman began his career in 1990 as a manager for Frank DiLeo Management.