Republic Records Ups Tom Mackay To EVP/GM, West Coast
May 20, 2014 at 10:48 AM (PT)
REPUBLIC RECORDS has promoted EVP TOM MACKAY to EVP/GM, West Coast. A part of REPUBLIC RECORDS since its inception in 1998, MACKAY has signing and helped guide the careers of FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, ELI YOUNG BAND, 3 DOORS DOWN and HINDER.
"TOM’s contribution to the success of REPUBLIC RECORDS has been invaluable to the label for over 15 years," REPUBLIC Co-Founder/Co-COO MONTE LIPMAN stated. " His unbridled support of artists and executives alike has made him a natural leader within the company. While fiercely competitive; his vision and outside the box mentality has navigated us through uncharted waters into groundbreaking and innovate deals.”
"I hope to continue the expansion of the LOS ANGELES office and our presence on the WEST COAST," MACKAY said. "It's fantastic to have the opportunity to spread the culture of this label from MANHATTAN to L.A. Signing and finding new bands is always the most rewarding aspect of my job. I'm honored to continue growing the label's film and television division. MONTE and AVERY LIPMAN are executives who completely instill and foster an entrepreneurial spirit within all of us. They create a culture that's very supportive and inspiring. That culture is built on finding, signing, and breaking new acts every year. In order to do that, we have to be faster, more aggressive, and more pro-active. It's an outlook that I wholeheartedly embrace."