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Republic Records

OVERVIEW

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

    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.

  • Brushfire Records

    Brushfire Records was born in 2002 at The Mango Tree studio in Hawaii when Jack Johnson along with longtime friend Emmett Malloy, wanted to create their own record label to put out the soundtracks for surf films they had been making under The Moonshine Conspiracy banner. The Moonshine Conspiracy, a surf film collaborative now known as Woodshed Films, was formed by Jack Johnson and Emmett Malloy in 1998 during the creation of their renowned surf film Thicker Than Water. Brushfire Records not only gave them the opportunity to release music from their surf films but to release Jack’s music as well as connect and support other musicians, artists and friends who’s work they liked and respected. In its fouteen years, Brushfire has since moved to Los Angeles where they have custom-built their own solar powered studio, The Solar Powered Plastic Plant, while continuing to release new music and films.

  • Casablanca Records

    Casablanca Records, the legendary label of the 70’s, defined the sound of its era. During the infamous days of Studio 54, Casablanca launched the careers of artists such as Kiss, Parliament, Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder. Re-launched by Republic Records executive vice president Rob Stevenson, the label now focuses on Dance and Electronic music. Working with a global roster of both established superstars and emerging new talent, Casablanca Records is home to Stromae, Giorgio Moroder, Tiësto, Kungs, Cheat Codes, Møme, Prince Fox, Felix Jaehn, SG Lewis and Crystal Castles.

  • Cash Money Records

    Since 1991, Brothers Bryan "Birdman" Williams aka "Baby" and Ronald "Slim" Williams have built Cash Money Records into a legendary force in the music industry. Through tireless devotion and an unparalleled work ethic, the duo founded the legendary label in the New Orleans housing projects and elevated it into a multimillion dollar empire and cultural tastemaker. Not only is the company revered as an iconic and enduring global street brand, it's become the most successful independent record label in America. Boasting a bevy of chart-dominating, multi-platinum artists and Grammy Award winners and cumulative sales over 100 million albums worldwide, the roster includes Austin Mahone, Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Juvenile and more. In addition, it houses Lil Wayne's imprint Young Money Entertainment, as well as a publishing arm Cash Money Content. Cash Money Records is distributed by Republic Records.

  • John Varvatos Records

    Republic Records has joined forces with reowned fashion designer John Varvatos to launch John Varvatos Records. The imprint is a revolutionary collaboration, co-mingling two distinct brands with the common goal of releasing timeless records -genuine music in the spirit of legends. Artists signed to the John Varvatos Records label include three-time Grammy winner Zac Brown Band (whose 1st JV Records release went gold, with four #1 singles), Hollywood Vampires, Andrew Watt, Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown, and Badflower.

  • Lava Records

    Lava Records was founded in 1995 by Jason Flom in partnership with Atlantic Records Group. In 2009, Flom reclaimed the Lava imprint and entered into a partnership with UMG’s Republic Records for new signings. The label is now the home to multi-platinum, award-winning artists such as superstars Jessie J, Lorde, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra, as well as emerging artists including Andy Black, Maty Noyes, and Stanaj.

  • LightWorkers Media

    Celebrated Emmy-nominated actress and producer Roma Downey launched LightWorkers Media (LWM) in 2011 along with her husband award winning producer Mark Burnett . LightWorkers recently became a division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM), with Downey as the President of the division. LWM was launched with the children's DVD and book series " Little Angels" and its companion " Little  Angels Storybook Bible".  They have  produced the ten-hour hit miniseries "The Bible" which was seen in the USA by 100 million people and was one of the fastest selling TV-to-Disc titles ever and was nominated for three Emmy awards.  Additionally LWM produced the series "A.D."  a sequel to "The Bible" series for NBC, "The Women of the Bible" for LIFETIME, "The Dovekeepers" for CBS,  "Answered Prayers" for TLC, the feature films " Little Boy" for Open Road Films and "Woodlawn" for Pure Flix.  They are currently developing a series based on the best selling Baxter Family novels, producing a new series for NASCAR as well as producing the epic feature film "Ben-Hur," a reimagining of the classic story with MGM and Paramount.  They most recently formed a partnership with Republic Records to release "The Voice" Season 9 victor and the show's best-selling artist Jordan Smith's new album Something Beautiful.

  • The Voice

    Republic is the exclusive label partner for the No. 1 rated talent-based reality program "The Voice," providing recording and artist services in the US. Republic and "The Voice" have seen in show track sales of over 30 million units from the partnership.  Artists to break from the show include Jordan Smith, Sawyer Fredricks, Cassadee Pope, and RaeLynn.