Republic Records Names Manny Simon VP/Adult Formats
August 6, 2014 at 7:40 AM (PT)
REPUBLIC RECORDS has named MANNY SIMON VP/Adult Formats, reporting to EVP CHARLIE WALK and SVP/Promotion GARY SPANGLER. SIMON will oversee the REPUBLIC and ISLAND RECORDS roster at the Hot AC and AC formats. He brings over a decade of promotion experience to this position.
WALK said, “MANNY’s unique strategic approach to promote adult formats has positioned him as a top executive in the space.”
SPANGLER commented, “MANNY truly embodies the forward-thinking spirit at REPUBLIC RECORDS. Given his acumen and history at the formats, he will prove integral to the success of all REPUBLIC and ISLAND promotion campaigns.”
“I want to thank CHARLIE and GARY for the opportunity to join this incredible team and I look forward to contributing to the growing legacy REPUBLIC RECORDS has created,” said SIMON. “In the past couple of years, Hot AC has emerged as one of radio’s fastest growing formats and I look forward to continuing to propel that trend as a strategic partner with our artists and radio.”
Prior to joining the REPUBLIC team, SIMON spent eight years at ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP from 2006 to 2014. He began as a Regional Manager and worked his way up to Sr. Dir./Adult Formats. Prior to IDMG, he was Regional Manager in the NORTHEAST and NORTHWEST for ARTEMIS RECORDS.