Republic Records has promoted Joseph Carozza to Executive Vice President of Media and Artist Relations, effective immediately.
Carozza (pictured) will continue to be based in Republic’s New York headquarters and report to Republic Founder and Chairman Monte Lipman.
In his expanded role, Carozza will continue to be responsible for the label’s media department and oversee press strategy, as well as help foster artist development across Republic’s roster.
Additionally, he will play an integral role in a wide range of company and executive initiatives.
Since joining Republic in 2013, Mr. Carozza has developed campaigns for artists including Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, and more, while working with his team to break new artists.
Carozza began his career in public relations at entertainment industry PR firm Rogers & Cowan followed by a tenure at Sony’s Epic Records.
“Joe Carozza’s creative instincts, attention to detail, and rapport with the artist community is brilliant.”
“Joe Carozza’s creative instincts, attention to detail, and rapport with the artist community is brilliant,” said Lipman (pictured inset).
“This announcement not only recognizes his extraordinary talent and rapid trajectory, but also identifies Joe as a true leader in this industry.”
“There is nothing like working alongside Republic’s dynamic executive team led by Monte and Avery.”
Carozza added: “The past five years have been an incredible ride. There is nothing like working alongside Republic’s dynamic executive team led by Monte and Avery who set the tone every day for our pursuit of excellence, personally and on behalf of our roster.
“It’s an honor to represent the artists who are at the forefront of our culture and so rewarding to play a part in breaking the next generation of superstars alongside Republic’s incredible media dream team.”
Elsewhere at Republic Records, Simon Katz was recently promoted to Vice President of A&R and Staff Producer, while Donna Gryn was upped to Senior Vice President, Marketing in August 2018.Music Business Worldwide