New York, New York, September 8, 2009 – Jay Wilson has been appointed Senior Vice President of Media Relations for Universal Republic Records, it was announced today by Monte Lipman, President & CEO of Universal Republic Records, and Avery Lipman, Co-President & COO of the label.

In his new role, Mr. Wilson will be responsible for the development and implementation of media strategies for Universal Republic’s diverse family of artists, which includes Colbie Caillat, Mika, Tori Amos, India.Arie, Amy Winehouse, Hinder, 3 Doors Down, Godsmack, Jack Johnson, Damian Marley, Jay Sean, Michael Franti, Owl City and Lil Jon, among many others.

“Jay is a well-connected, savvy media executive who possesses a reputation for excellence and a proven track record of success,” stated Monte Lipman. “He is firmly committed to the success of the artists he represents and we could not be more pleased than to have him join the Universal Republic family.”

Mr. Wilson is a PR veteran with over 13 years of experience in the music industry. He has held executive roles at Universal Motown and Warner Bros. Records. Most recently, he was Vice President of Publicity for Universal Motown. He began his career as Assistant Manager at New York End Ltd, an artist management company. He received his BA from Michigan State University.

About Universal Republic Records

Universal Republic Records is a division of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company, with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. One of several labels that comprise Universal Motown Republic Group, Republic Records was formed in 1995 by President, CEO of the label, Monte Lipman, and his brother, Co-President & COO of Universal Republic, Avery Lipman. Today, the label is responsible for numerous breakthrough and mainstream chart topping artists, including a diverse array of groundbreaking imprints and ventures encompassing new and established platinum and multi-platinum acts.