Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Aminé, Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Godsmack, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Afrojack, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), John Varvatos Records, Lava Records (Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Belly, Justine Skye, The Dream, T.I.), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Fifty Shades of Grey, The Hunger Games, Lee Daniels’ STAR, Pitch Perfect, SING, and The Voice (NBC TV), as well as other notable film and television franchises.
American Recordings is a Los Angeles-based record label headed by Rick Rubin, the record producer and co-founder of Def Jam Recordings. The label was formed in 1988 and original known as Def American Recordings before becoming American Recordings in 1993. American Recordings titles are released through Universal Music Group’s Republic Records.