Snow Patrol Sign With Republic Records (EXCLUSIVE)

Irish band Snow Patrol has found a new home at Republic Records, Variety has confirmed. The group is slated to release a new album, “Wildness,” on May 25. The band was previously signed to Interscope in the U.S., which, like Republic, is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. Snow Patrol first

Claims of Extortion, Threatening Texts Circle Charlie Walk Controversy

While Universal Music Group conducts an internal review of Republic Records Group president Charlie Walk, who was accused of sexual misconduct by a former employee at Sony Music by way of an open letter published on the internet and circulated by industry blog The Lefsetz Letter on Jan. 29, a

Republic Records Names Nigil Mack VP of Urban A&R

Nigil Mack has been named vice president of Urban A&R at Republic Records reporting to EVP Rob Stevenson and EVP/Head of Urban A&R, Wendy Goldstein. Mack started his A&R career at Motown in 2007. He signed rapper Kid Cudi in 2009 after which he was brought on as senior director of A&R at Republic Records in 2011. He remained

Jim Roppo Named Executive VP and General Manager of Republic Records

Republic Records has promoted Jim Roppo to Executive Vice President and General Manager, the label’s founder and chairman Monte Lipman announced today. In this new post, Mr. Roppo will oversee label operations for Republic and its partners. Republic was named Variety’s Hitmaker Label of the Year for 2017 in our recent Hitmakers issue. “Jim has served as key architect for many campaigns

Rod Stewart, DNCE Team for Re-Imagined ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy’

Rod Stewart has new music on the way — a re-imagining of his 1979 hit “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” that’s a collaboration with dance-pop band DNCE. The teaming marks a new partnership with Republic Records, the Universal Music Group label that’s home to The Weeknd, Ariana Grande,

Shawn Mendes’ ‘There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back’ Hits No. 1 on Top 40

Shawn Mendes has reason to celebrate: his latest single, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” has just hit No. 1 on Top 40 radio. It follows previous radio smashes “Mercy” and “Treat You Better,” all off of his 2016 album “Illuminate.” According to BuzzAngle Music, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”

Album Review: Julia Michaels’ ‘Nervous System’

The pop music of the 2010s is not a place where classic singer/songwriter types hold any special advantage. When they do arise, it’s often after serving an apprenticeship as behind-the-scenes hit crafters before being offered their own record deals — think: Bruno Mars, Sia, Frank Ocean, Ne-Yo, Brandy Clark, and

Republic Records Names Dana Sano Head of Film and Television

Republic Records has named Dana Sano Executive Vice President of Film & Television. A Grammy-nominated music supervisor, she had previously served as Senior Music Executive at New Line Cinema and has worked with such film luminaries as Paul Thomas Anderson, Sir Richard Attenborough, and David Fincher, among others. For