Republic Promotes Naim McNair To SVP/A&R
February 18, 2015 at 10:01 AM (PT)
REPUBLIC RECORDS EVP ROB STEVENSON and EVP Urban A&R WENDY GOLDSTEIN have announced the promotion of NAIM MCNAIR to SVP/A&R effective immediately. He had been VP/A&R since 2012.
"NAIM is one of the industry's foremost A&R executives," STEVENSON said, "He possesses the unique ability to understand an artist's creative vision. Moreover, he can effectively translate that vision to the team to properly execute. He focuses on what an artist can become and helps achieve that."
"I've had the pleasure of working NAIM for many years," MS. GOLDSTEN added, " His passion and spirit for music are downright inspiring, and he's a genuine trend-setter. I always can't wait to hear what he sends me next."
"I want to continue to build and develop the incredible roster we have and elevate these artists to all new heights," MCNAIR said, "I'm excited about music in general right now. There are no limitations as far as what an artist can do. I want to help make music that can't be duplicated or copied, and REPUBLIC is the perfect place to do that. I want to sincerely thank ROB and WENDY for this opportunity."
Based in the company's L.A. office, MCNAIR has personally signed artists such as KALIN & MYLES and ZERNELL FONTAINE by way of SARAH STENNANT's TURNFIRST RECORDS. He guided their respective campaigns. With over 20 years of experience and wisdom, he also proved instrumental to projects including ARIANA GRANDE, SAGE THE GEMINI and many others. This new position will allow him to continue to sign, develop new acts, and ultimately shepherd them to worldwide renown.