Republic Records Ups Toby Russell To VP Of Top 40 Promotion
December 10, 2012 at 7:28 AM (PT)
REPUBLIC RECORDS has upped TOBY RUSSELL VP of Top 40 Promotion. RUSSELL, who joined the label in 2006 as SOUTHEAST Regional Director of Promotion and later became Head of AAA Prmotion, has been serving since 2010 as Senior National Director of Top 40 Radio, working on radio campaigns for artists like ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, NICKI MINAJ, DRAKE, JESSIE J, THE BAND PERRY, OWL CITY, GOTYE, ALEX CLARE, PSY, and AUSTIN MAHON.
Founder and C.E.O. MONTE LIPMAN said, "Radio's importance can't be stressed enough, and TOBY has consistently delivered for our entire roster. His leadership and determination for breaking new acts is inspiring; he is a true trendsetter that fits our mold of Breaking New Artists."
RUSSELL added, "As a true music lover, I consider myself lucky to introduce and expose new music to radio and the public at large. To me, there is nothing better than watching a radio station embrace a song; thus start an act’s career. The entire process is inspiring! The challenge to make this happen has never been harder, but at REPUBLIC we’ve been fortunate enough to get great music and amazing leadership from MONTE and AVERY LIPMAN. I want to express my gratitude to JOEL KLAIMAN for his years of encouraging and holding me to the highest standards, and I look forward to continuing my work with great partners in GARY SPANGLER, DAVID NATHAN and the entire REPUBLIC Promotion Team on our future history together!”