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Republic Records

Republic Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group. It was founded by Avery Lipman and Monte Lipman as an independent label in 1995, was acquired by UMG in 2000. Republic was an imprint of the Universal/Motown Records Group, was renamed Universal Republic Records after a reorganization in 2006 before reverting to its original name in 2012. Artists signed to Republic Records include Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Amy Winehouse, The Weeknd, Jessie J, Greta Van Fleet, Taylor Swift, Black Veil Brides, Andy Black, Lorde, MIKA, Lindsay Lohan, Christina Grimmie and the Machine, Post Malone, Hailee Steinfeld, Julia Michaels, MDFMK, Austin Mahone, 3 Doors Down and DNCE, its country music subsidiary Republic Nashville has signed Florida Georgia Line, The Band Perry, Eli Young Band. According to Avery Lipman, he and his brother Monte conceived of Republic Records at the kitchen table in their apartment: My brother and I had been working at record companies, he was in between jobs and we started putting records out as a hobby.

We had a grassroot approach to the business. The first record we put out happened to work well; that was the Bloodhound Gang. The newly named Republic Records was formed in 1995 as a subsidiary of MCA's Geffen Records, but a little after the distribution changed to the newly Universal Records; the Lipman brothers accepted an offer from Universal in 2008, resigned from UMG in 2011. Universal Music Group acquired the Lipman brothers' Republic Records as a wholly owned subsidiary in 1999. Monte Lipman was named president of the newly established Universal Records label, Avery Lipman was named its chief operating officer, they reported to chairman of Universal Records Group. In 2006, Universal Republic adopted an A&R and partnership-based growth strategy. Changes were made at the Universal Motown Republic Group during the summer of 2011. Motown Records was separated from Universal Motown Records; the umbrella label was merged with the Island Def Jam Music Group, making Universal Republic Records a stand-alone label and shutting down the Universal Motown Republic Group.

In October 2012, Universal Republic Records again re-branded itself as Republic Records to mark the arrival of producer Rick Rubin. All artists on the Universal Republic Records roster were moved to Republic Records; the label has released albums by Kid Cudi and Tyga. On March 31, 2014, it was announced that Big Machine and Republic Records had revived Dot Records and Chris Stacey would head the label. Dot was the third label introduced as part of the Big Machine Label Group, it was announced on June 20, 2014 that Republic had joined VH1 for a "Make a Band Famous" campaign, which would pick an artist for network appearances and Republic's roster. VH1 and Republic used social media for the campaign. Republic Records had songs in six of the top-10 spots on the Mediabase Top 40 Chart in 2015, tying a 2013 record; the label appointed former New Line Cinema senior music executive Dana Sano its first executive vice-president of film and television in July 2017. The position oversees film and TV projects and the Federal Films initiative, working with UMG's Polygram Entertainment.

In November 2017, the company was named Variety's Hitmaker Label of the Year. The following year, Republic named Donna Gryn senior vice-president of marketing. Republic Records released the Bloodhound Gang's 1994 EP, Dingleberry Haze, their first LP, Use Your Fingers. Kevin Rudolf's single, "Let It Rock", was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Jay Sean's debut single, "Down", sold three million copies in the United States and six million copies worldwide. Sean's follow-up single, "Do You Remember", sold over one million copies. "Taylor has not only captured the imagination of an entire generation, but has redefined the paradigm of the modern music industry. Her commitment to songwriting and performing has earned her the respect of her peers and millions of adoring fans around the world. I can only imagine what Taylor is capable of achieving in the years to come, both culturally and creatively". American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift recorded with Nashville-based Big Machine Records.

Swift is a multi-platinum artist with 10 Grammy Awards and over 175 million units moved worldwide as of 2014. As her contract with Big Machine ended in 2018, she signed with Republic, with her first single "ME!" and first album Lover with the label released in 2019. Jack Johnson has received a number of platinum certifications. Damian Marley's debut album was sold one million copies worldwide. Republic Records discography at Discogs

Reto Berra

Reto Berra is a Swiss professional ice hockey goaltender, playing for HC Fribourg-Gottéron of the National League. Berra played seven seasons in Switzerland's National League A, spending time with the GCK Lions, HC Davos and SCL Tigers before joining EHC Biel in 2009 where he was the team's starting goaltender for four years, he was an NHL draft pick of the St. Louis Blues, selected in the fourth round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and was traded to the Calgary Flames, with whom he made his NHL debut in 2013–14. Internationally, Berra has played with the Swiss National Team on several occasions. At the 2013 tournament, he shared goaltending duties with Martin Gerber and helped lead Switzerland to a silver medal, the nation's first medal in 60 years. Berra played youth hockey in his home town of Bülach, where he became a goaltender full-time at age 11, he played in the 2001 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a youth team from Zürich. Berra played his first professional game in 2003–04 in the National League B for GCK Lions, two years played his first National League A games with ZSC Lions.

He caught the attention of the St. Louis Blues during the 2006 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, the team selected him with their fourth round pick, 106th overall, at the 2006 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Berra opted to remain in Switzerland where he was the back-up goaltender for the Lions, SCL Tigers and HC Davos, he was a member of HC Davos' Swiss championship team in 2009. Moving to EHC Biel for the 2009–10 NLA season, Berra became the team's starting goaltender and appeared in 40 games, posting a win-loss record of 16–20 and a goals against average of 3.36. He improved over the following seasons, culminating in 2011–12 when he was named the NLA's goaltender of the year after posting a 23–26 record with Biel and a 2.45 GAA. As he played with Biel in the 2012–13 NLA season, Berra's NHL playing rights were traded by the Blues on 1 April 2013; the Calgary Flames acquired his rights, along with Mark Cundari and a first round draft selection, in exchange for defenceman Jay Bouwmeester.

After completing his fourth season with Biel, Berra believed his career had progressed to the point where he could succeed in North America. He signed a one-year contract with Calgary for the 2013–14 NHL season; the Flames wanted Berra to gain playing experience in North America and assigned him to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Abbotsford Heat to start the season. After nine appearances with the Heat in which he recorded a 2.66 GAA and a.908 save percentage, Berra was recalled to Calgary. Berra made his NHL debut on 3 November 2013, making 42 saves for his first win as the Flames defeated the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, 3–2. Berra appeared in 29 games for the Flames and posted a 9–17–2 record with a 2.95 GAA. On 5 March 2014, the Flames traded him to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for a second round draft pick. Before making his debut with the Avalanche and as an impending free agent at season's end, Berra was signed to a three-year contract extension to assume the backup role to Semyon Varlamov on 13 March 2014.

On 16 January 2015, while playing for the Lake Erie Monsters, Berra became the 11th goalie in AHL history to score a goal, when he shot the puck the length of the ice to score in an empty net against the Chicago Wolves. Approaching the final year of his contract and having been surpassed to third choice on the depth chart by Calvin Pickard, Berra was traded by the Avalanche to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Rocco Grimaldi on 23 June 2016. In the following 2016–17 season, as the Panthers third-string option as was assigned to inaugural AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds. Berra led the Thunderbirds with 12 wins in 31 games, was recalled to the Panthers to play out the regular season, appearing in 7 games. On 11 February 2017, Berra agreed to a three-year contract with HC Fribourg-Gottéron of the National League for a reported worth of CHF 3.5 million. The contract would start from the 2017–18 season. On 5 July 2017, it was announced that Berra had used his NHL out-clause in securing a one-year, one-way contract with the Anaheim Ducks.

The remaining two-years of his contract with Fribourg-Gottéron would remain valid. Upon completing the 2017–18 season, having appeared in 5 games with the Ducks and used as the club's third string goaltender, Berra was announced to return to HC Fribourg-Gottéron to begin the agreed contract on 1 May 2018. On August 22, 2019, Berra was signed to an early four-year contract extension with Fribourg worth CHF 3.2 million through the 2023/24 season. Berra has represented Switzerland at several international tournaments, he played with the national junior team three times. He played in two World Junior Championships, appearing in all six of his nation's games each in 2006 and 2007 as Switzerland finished seventh both years. With the senior team, Berra appeared in four of his nation's seven games at the 2012 IIHF World Championship where he posted a record of 1–3 and had a GAA of 3.01. At the 2013 IIHF World Championship, Berra split goaltending duties with Martin Gerber. Berra appeared in four games, winning all four and posting a GAA of 1.00.

The unheralded Swiss team went on a "Cinderella run" at the championship, winning their first nine games of the tournament. The ninth win came in the semi-final, he recorded a shutout in a 3–0 win that guaranteed the Swiss their first World Championship medal in 60 years. Berra described the victory: "I think it's the biggest w

Liza Li

Liza Li is a German singer. Her songtexts deal with the themes of violence as experienced by young women. According to the biography of her record label Warner she moved out at the age of 14 years and lived at a friend's house and got her first musical experiences in a band, her first single "Ich könnte dich erschießen", as well as the songs on her album 18 released in autumn 2006, was written by Thorsten Börger who wrote songs for Tic Tac Toe and Falco. On November 19, 2007 she said. She's doing the shows Straßencharts and VIVY Top 100. Liza appeared on the front cover of April 2008's issue of German Playboy. "Ich könnte dich erschießen" "Sterben" "Zum Glück macht Liebe blind" "Liza Li" "Ich könnte dich erschießen" "Zum Glück mach Liebe blind" "Sterben" "Hörst du mich" "Sex" "Ihr armen Reichen" "Ich will" "Montag" "Im Namen Gottes" "Komm zurück" "Doktor Doktor" Liza Li discography at MusicBrainz Official site on myspace.com TVmatrix