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Avery Lipman

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Co-Founder / Chief Executive, Republic Records

After a colorful childhood, that included attending the first Woodstock, Avery began his career as an assistant to Clive Davis, before joining Sony Internationals Business Administration Department as an executive. In 1995, he launched Republic Records with his older brother, and now its the #1 record company in the United States based on overall market share according to Nielsens Soundscan. Averys A&R acumen and passion for progression has been crucial to the signing, development, and launch of Amy Winehouse, Godsmack, Jack Johnson, The Lonely Island, PSY, The Weeknd, and many more. He has been especially integral in the expansion of the companys digital footprint; augmenting its rise into a 21st century innovator. In addition to a roster including Ariana Grande, Enrique Iglesias, Florence + the Machine, Of Monsters & Men, and more the label houses strategic partnerships with industry leaders Cash Money Records (Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj), John Varvatos Records (Zac Brown Band), Lava Records (Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), Casablanca Records (Testo, Martin Garrix), XO (The Weeknd), School Boy Records (PSY), among others. The label also has a long-standing alliance with Big Machine Records (Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw). Beyond music, Avery stands out as a pillar of his community. In 2007, the annual T.J. Martell Family Day honored him, and hes also active in numerous other charities, including the Amy Winehouse Foundation, UJA-Federation, and many others. Mr. Lipman is also an active participant in his synagogue.

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