Music veteran Wendy Goldstein has been promoted to Executive Vice President at Republic Records, as declared by the label’s co-founders Monte Lipman and Avery Lipman and Executive Vice President Rob Stevenson.
Prior to her new role, Goldstein served as Executive Vice President and Head of Urban A&R at Republic since 2014. During that time, she helped contribute to albums for Ariana Grande and The Weeknd, while also providing support to other artists on the roster including Hailee Steinfeld and DNCE.
In addressing the promotion, Monte commented, “Wendy is family. She’s been with us since day one, actually put Republic in business by signing The Bloodhound Gang in 1996. She continues her tremendous work, focus, dedication, and pursuit of excellence at a superior level.”
Following up with a similar sentiment, Avery added, “Wendy was a key influence on Republic’s genesis 20 years ago. We value her beyond words. This is a much deserved promotion, and we’re excited to work alongside her for hopefully another 20 years.”
With over two decades in the business, Goldstein acknowledges the collective passion she shares with her colleagues, saying: “This team has been together for a while, and we’re still hungry. There’s a tremendous respect we all share in an amazing environment. We all love music, working together, and breaking new artists. It’s a joy to be a part of this. I’d like to thank Monte, Avery, Rob, and Charlie for their unending support and making Republic the best label it can be.”
Stevenson believes the new position for Goldstein is a no brainer. “It’s simple. Wendy knows how to make classic, hit records,” he says. “She brings the best out of every artist she works with and continues to raise the bar for both the label and the entire industry.”
Goldstein joined Republic as an A&R Consultant in 2009 and formally became the Senior Vice President of A&R in 2011. Other labels where Goldstein has worked in the A&R Department include Epic Records, Geffen Records, and Priority Records/Capitol Records. She has signed notable names such as The Roots, Common, GZA, and Mos Def; was instrumental in orchestrating a label deal with Disturbing Tha Peace; and oversaw projects from Snoop Dogg, Latoya Luckett, and Chingy.