Republic is a New York City-based American record label that was founded in 1995 by Avery Lipman and Monte Lipman. Originally an independent label, it was acquired by Universal Music Group (UMG) in 2000. Initially operating as an imprint of The Universal/Motown Records Group, the label underwent a reorganization in 2006 and became known as Universal Republic Records. This merger with Universal Records lasted until 2012 when the label reverted back to its original name. With a rich history and strong ties to UMG, Republic has become a prominent player in the music industry.
The label's roster includes talented artists from various genres who have achieved great success both commercially and critically. Known for their ability to identify and nurture emerging talent, Republic has played a significant role in launching the careers of numerous musicians. Their commitment to artist development and innovative marketing strategies have made them one of the most influential labels in the industry.
Celebrated for their diverse catalog, Republic's releases span across different musical styles including pop, rock, hip-hop, R&B, and more. With a reputation for producing high-quality music that resonates with audiences worldwide, they continue to be at the forefront of shaping contemporary popular culture.