Republic Records, in an announcement by Rob Stevenson and Wendy Goldstein, promoted Ben Adelson to Executive Vice President, A&R.
Prior to his new position, Adelson held the role of Senior Vice President, A&R since 2015, where he identified, signed, and developed artists such as James Bay, Lord Huron, and newcomer Noah Kahan.
“I started here as an intern eleven years ago,” stated Adelson. “The culture of the company is one of innovation. Monte [Lipman] and Avery [Lipman} are incredible leaders. I look up to them, what they’ve created with Republic, and what they’ve been able to do. As a result of their approach, Republic is the best at breaking new talent. Rob, Wendy and I work very closely on a lot of projects. I’ve learned so much from them in terms of making records, developing artists, and building careers. I’m grateful for the opportunities and invaluable experience I’ve gotten at the company.”
As EVP, A&R, Adelson will continue to focus his attention on the discovery and cultivation of new talent. Adelson’s colleagues at Republic champion his skills at adding value to the label’s roster with quality artists.
“Ben’s ability to spot new talent and nurture artists’ careers makes him a cornerstone of our team. His track record for breaking artists is fast solidifying him as one of the industry’s foremost A&R executives and I’m proud to work with him.”
Avery Lipman, co-founder and President, said: “A&R remains the backbone of our company. We’re built on a tradition of breaking new artists, and the department represents the front line in that pursuit. I’d like to congratulate Ben on his continued achievements and this much-deserved promotion.”