Previously, he was EVP Promotion for Epic Records and prior to that Klaiman held a number of executive positions including Sony 550, EastWest Records, Elektra and Savage Records. Klaiman began his career in 1990 as a manager for Frank DiLeo Management.
From the press release:
"Since joining Universal Republic, Joel has helped us successfully catapult the label into becoming one of the industry's premier music companies," stated Mr. Lipman. "He has consistently demonstrated the vision and expertise necessary for building and shaping our growing company, while continuing to be instrumental in the break-through success of such artists as Amy Winehouse, Hinder, Colbie Caillat and Taylor Swift, among others."
"Joel's talent, experience, ability to work well with our artists, and knowledge of the radio, video and digital landscapes, has been great assets to our company," commented Mel Lewinter, Chairman & CEO of Universal Motown Republic Group. "The entire Universal family joins me in congratulating him on this milestone accomplishment."
"There are precious few companies like Universal Republic, and even fewer opportunities to work with people like Mel, Avery Lipman (Co-President, UniversalRepublic) and Monte," added Mr. Klaiman. "I am grateful for all of their continued support, and I'm looking forward to continuing to contribute to one of the most dynamic teams in the business."