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Universal Republic Records

Universal Republic Records
Parent company Universal Music Group
Founded 2006
Defunct 2012
Status Defunct (converted into Republic Records)
Distributor(s) Universal Music Group
(In the US)
Universal Island Records
(Outside the US)
Genre Various
Country of origin United States
Location Santa Monica, California

Universal Republic Records was an American record label, that operated as a division of Universal Music Group. It was based on the then-defunct Republic Records label founded by brothers Monte and Avery Lipman. In the summer of 2011, changes were made at one of the three Universal Music Group umbrella labels, Universal Motown Republic Group, and Motown Records was separated from Universal Motown Records (causing it to shut down and transfer its artists to either Motown Records or Universal Republic Records) and the umbrella label and merged into The Island Def Jam Music Group, making Universal Republic Records a stand alone label and shutting down Universal Motown Republic Group.[1] In mid-2012, the label reverted to its original Republic Records name, making this label defunct.


  • Universal Records: 2000–2005 1
  • Universal Republic Records: 2006–2012 2
    • Notable artists 2.1
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Universal Records: 2000–2005

Universal Music Group acquired the Lipman brothers' Republic Records as a fully owned subsidiary in 2000, and named Monte Lipman as President of the newly established Universal Records label, and Avery Lipman the COO; both reporting to Doug Morris (Chairman of Universal Music Group), and Mel Lewinter, (Chairman of Universal Records Group).

Universal Republic Records: 2006–2012

As of 2006, Universal Republic has adopted an A&R and partnership-based growth strategy. In an era of music industry transition they have proven effective, as Universal Republic has continued to grow in the industry's declining years. Universal Republic become a stand-alone label after Universal Motown Republic Group was shut down in summer 2011. One year later, it was renamed back to Republic Records.

Notable artists

In chronological order are current Republic artists:


  1. ^ Ethiopia Habtemariam Named Senior Vice President of Motown Records. (August 10, 2011).
  2. ^ "Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ (December 6, 2007). "The Envelope Please" Los Angeles Times'.' Retrieved December 6, 2007.
  4. ^ The Envelope Please Los Angeles Times 6 December 2007.
  5. ^ Blog Archive » Universal Republic Introduces Jessie J to the US w/Help From B.O.B.!. (January 14, 2011).
  6. ^ James Blake Signs to Universal Republic in the U.S. | News. Pitchfork (February 2, 2011).

External links

  • Universal Republic Records discography at Discogs
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