Tom Mackay Promoted to Executive Vice President, A&R, Universal Republic Records

Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:27pm EDT

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NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Republic Records has promoted Tom
Mackay to Executive Vice President of A&R, it was announced today by Monte
Lipman, President and CEO of Universal Republic Records and Avery Lipman,
Co-President & COO, Universal Republic Records. Formerly, he served as Senior
Vice President of A&R for the label.

In this expanded role, Mr. Mackay will be responsible for securing and
cultivating new talent in all genres of music for the label. Mr. Mackay will
continue to be based in New York City and will report directly to Monte and
Avery Lipman.

"Tom is an extremely gifted A&R executive who has demonstrated in every way
his commitment to our artists and their music," said Monte Lipman. "He has an
amazing ear for talent and possesses invaluable creative insight, nurturing
our diverse roster and helping to forge Universal Republic into a vital and
powerful musical force." 

"I've been fortunate to have worked with Monte Lipman for a great part of my
career," stated Mr. Mackay. "He and Avery have built the rarest of labels
where the artists' vision still comes first.  I'm honored by their continuing
support, and grateful for the opportunity to come to work each day and align
my efforts with this great Universal Republic team."

Mr. Mackay began his A&R career at Universal Records, serving as Vice
President of the department. He has worked with such artists as 3 Doors Down,
Hinder, Erin McCarley, Eli Young Band and Steel Panther. Mr. Mackay also
served as A&R Consultant for Moby's 2005 critically acclaimed release,

About Universal Republic

Universal Republic Records is a division of Universal Music Group, the world's
leading music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77
countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, the
industry's leading global music publishing operation.

Universal Music Group's record labels include A&M/Octone, Decca, Deutsche
Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, Fonovisa, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def
Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury
Nashville, Mercury Records, Polydor Records, Universal Motown Republic Group,
Universal Music Latino, Universal Records South and Verve Music Group as well
as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company
subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most
extensive catalog of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years
of the world's most popular artists and their recordings. UMG's catalog is
marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the
U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music
Group also includes eLabs, its new media and technologies division; Bravado,
its merchandising company; Twenty-First Artists, its full service management
division; and Helter Skelter, its live music agency.

Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications

SOURCE  Universal Music Group

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