Klaiman Official As Universal Republic SVP
November 14, 2006 at 10:31 AM (PT)
JOEL KLAIMAN today was officially named Sr. VP/Promotion & Artist Development of UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC RECORDS, a position he has been in since MAY (NET NEWS 6/5).
Before joining UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC, KLAIMAN was Exec. VP/Promotion of EPIC RECORDS and prior to that worked for SONY 550, THE WORK GROUP, EASTWEST RECORDS, ELEKTRA ENTERTAINMENT GROUP and SAVAGE RECORDS. In his new post KLAIMAN will work with HINDER, THE WHO, GODSMACK, JOHN MELLENCAMP, JACK JOHNSON, DAMIAN MARLEY, 3 DOORS DOWN and NINA SKY, among others.
"JOEL is the consummate executive, recognized by peers, artists and managers alike as a premier presence in the field of promotion and artist development," said UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC Pres. MONTE LIPMAN. "Since joining the UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC promotion department, he has helped to refocus our staff, with JOEL demonstrating his unique ability to build relationships and create and integrate successful strategies across all formats of radio and video."
KLAIMAN said, "I want to thank MEL LEWINTER and MONTE LIPMAN for this tremendous opportunity. I’m happy to join the exceptional executive team MONTE has in place and believe that UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC has the potential to become one of the most formidable labels in our business. I look forward to extending the reach of our roster as we break new artists and take established stars to even greater heights."