Republic Records Chairman and CEO Monte Lipman and Republic Records President and COO Avery Lipman just announced that Charlie Walk has been promoted to President of The newly formed Republic Group. Walk will create business opportunities and strategic alliances, as well as provide marketing and promotional services to partner labels, including American, Brushfire, Casablanca, Cash Money, John Varvatos, Lava, Monkeywrench and XO Records. Walk will continue to oversee marketing, media, promotion, and strategic marketing. His duties still encompass spearheading promotion services for Island Records and pop initiatives for Big Machine Label Group. Walk will remain based in New York and report to Monte Lipman, who said, “Charlie is one of the most determined, imaginative, and fearless executives that I’ve ever worked with. In addition to his extraordinary instincts and tenacity for identifying, developing, and breaking new artists, Charlie will now have even more latitude to help steer Republic into uncharted waters with this new position. The formation of the Republic Group reflects our bullish outlook for the future of this business and all the opportunities that exist.”

Walk said, “At Republic we have redefined our position in the music entertainment business and marketplace as a global leader. The label’s culture is built on evolving as quickly as the landscape changes, and being in sync with our artists every step of the way. I want to thank Michele Anthony, Monte, and Avery for empowering me to explore uncharted territory and embracing progressive thinking when it comes to breaking artists and further establishing career superstars. I look forward to continuing to work with our incredible team of executives and partners, helping to redefine the role of a modern music company.”