Republic Records has promoted Donna Gryn to Executive Vice President for Global Marketing Strategy, four years after being promoted to Senior Vice President for Marketing.
Gryn has been at the Universal Music Group-owned label for a decade after holding positions at Polo Grounds Music, Virgin Records, Star Trak Entertainment and Epic Records.
At Republic Records, the label says that Gryn handled marketing strategy for marquee pop acts and worked on campaigns for artists including Ariana Grande, Jonas Brothers, John Legend and Conan Gray, among others.
She joined the company in 2012 as Senior Director of Marketing before becoming Vice President of Marketing in 2016.
Gryn is based in Republic Records‘ New York office.
With the new role, Gryn will oversee global business development and international marketing initiatives for the label’s entire roster.
Gryn will also be tasked with handling an expanding team of strategists in the department.
Gryn started her career in the music industry as an assistant at Roc-a-Fella Records in 2001 while attending New York University.
Her promotion comes on the heels of other new appointments and promotions at Republic Records this year.
In June, Taylor Vaughn — who carries out 360-degree media and publicity campaigns for artists including Glass Animals, BoyWithUke, Conan Gray, James Bay, Lord Huron, BENEE, Stephen Sanchez, and Greta Van Fleet — was promoted to vice president for Media.
Bryan Kehn, who has been with the company for nine years, was also promoted to vice president for Media in April, just days after Glenn Mendlinger was promoted to EVP of the label and president of Imperial Music.
A month later, Chris Blackwell was promoted to EVP of A&R and Content Strategy at the company.
“Over the past decade, Donna has been crucial to not only breaking artists on an international scale, but also sustaining their success over the years.”
Jim Roppo, Republic Records
Speaking about the promotion, Republic Records Co-President Jim Roppo, said: “Over the past decade, Donna has been crucial to not only breaking artists on an international scale, but also sustaining their success over the years.
“She is the rare marketing executive whose expansive vision is matched by her incredible work ethic and commitment to our collective mission as a team. As such, she’s the perfect leader for our global marketing initiatives, and it’s an honor to announce her much-deserved promotion.”
“I’m extremely excited about this new role and this next phase at Republic.”
Added Gryn: “I’m extremely excited about this new role and this next phase at Republic.
“I’m beyond appreciative of Monte, Avery and Jim’s continued trust and support. They have created an atmosphere that empowers the team to think outside the box and succeed at the highest level.”Music Business Worldwide