Republic Records enters 2018 by announcing the promotion of music veteran Jim Roppo to Executive Vice President and General Manager.
In his new position, Roppo will be responsible for overseeing label relations for Republic Records and its affiliate partners.
Monte Lipman, founder and Chairman of Republic Records, commented on the value of his colleague, stating: “Jim has served as key architect for many campaigns over the years that not only yielded tremendous results, but also made an impact on pop culture. His drive, determination, and competitive spirit are intoxicating. In his new role, Jim will have even more latitude to help steer the company into uncharted waters. I’m thrilled about this announcement.”
Following a 20-year tenure with Universal Music Group, which included a 13-year stint at Island Def Jam Music Group, Roppo joined Republic Records in 2012, serving most recently as EVP, Marketing & Commerce.
“Republic has a world-class roster and team,” added Roppo. “The leadership is incredible. Charlie Walk is a creative force of nature. Avery Lipman operates with unmatched finesse and foresight. Monte is the ultimate coach, pushing you to not only meet your potential, but exceed it. A company hallmark is its focus on breaking new artists. That’s what inspires me the most. My passion for the business centers around the idea of turning other people on to great music. Republic gives me the opportunity to do just that.”