Wendy Goldstein has been promoted to executive vice president of Republic Records, it was announced Monday by label co-founders and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman and executive vp Rob Stevenson. Goldstein was previously executive vp/head of urban A&R at the UMG imprint and has been instrumental in the success of albums from Ariana Grande and The Weeknd, plus hit singles by DNCE and Hailee Steinfeld, among others.
Goldstein began her music industry career at 19 when she landed an assistant position at Epic Records, which led to A&R posts with RCA, East West, Geffen (where she signed The Roots, Common, GZA and The Bloodhound Gang) and Priority/Capitol before joining Republic, initially as a consultant, in 2008.
"Wendy is family," said Monte Lipman in a statement. "She's been with us since day one, actually put Republic in business by signing The Bloodhound Gang in 1996. She continues her tremendous work, focus, dedication, and pursuit of excellence at a superior level."
Goldstein added, "This team has been together for a while, and we're still hungry. There's a tremendous respect we all share in an amazing environment. We all love music, working together, and breaking new artists. It's a joy to be a part of this. I'd like to thank Monte, Avery, Rob, and Charlie for their unending support and making Republic the best label it can be."