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Universal Republic Taps Stevenson

UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC TAPS STEVENSON: Veteran talent exec Rob Stevenson, who had successful stints at Island and Virgin Records, has joined Universal Republic Records in the newly created position of Executive Vice President of A&R. The announcement was made by label President/CEO Monte Lipman. Stevenson will be based in N.Y. and report to Monte and Avery Lipman, while responsible for expanding the label’s A&R activities. Stevenson began his career in 1993 while working as an assistant account exec for Ogilvy and Mather. He eventually became VP A&R for Island Records in 2002, where his signings included The Killers, Fall Out Boy, The Bravery, Sum 41 and Thrice, cumulatively responsible for selling more than 26 million records worldwide. He was named President of EMI’s Virgin in 2008. For the complete story, click here.  (8/8a)

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