Republic Promotes Michael Horton to Executive VP

Longtime promotion executive Michael Horton has been promoted to Executive VP.

Based out of Republic’s New York office, Horton will continue overseeing promotion for Republic and Island’s hip hop and R&B roster that includes superstars Lil’ Wayne, Drake, Post Malone, The Weeknd, and Nicki Minaj as well as emerging talent like Kiana Lede, Jacquees and the late, great Pop Smoke.

“Republic Records has always been forward-thinking,” said Horton. “I enjoy breaking acts more than anything. Monte and Avery Lipman give me the opportunity to introduce the world to new music. That drives me. They’re always striving for the best. It inspires the rest of the team to push the envelope. We’re always looking ahead together, and there’s nothing better.”

Horton has been doing promotion for Republic since 1996.