Universal Republic Records, a division of Universal Motown Republic Group (UMRG), has appointed Avery Lipman to Co-President of the label, it was announced today by Mel Lewinter, Chairman of UMRG, and Monte Lipman, President & CEO of Universal Republic. Formerly, Mr. Lipman served as Senior Vice President of the label. Along with his brother Monte, Mr. Lipman will oversee the management and creative operations of the label, which features such chart-topping artists as Amy Winehouse, Jack Johnson, Colbie Caillat, Hinder, Mika, Damian Marley, Godsmack, 3 Doors Down and India.Arie, among many others. Mr. Lipman began his tenure in the music industry within the Business Affairs department of Arista Records. In 1990, he was appointed Director of Business Administration for Sony Music International. During that time, along with brother Monte, he co-founded Republic Records. In 1998, he left Sony to become GM of Republic, and in January 2000, when the label became an imprint of Universal Records, he was named Republic\’s Senior Vice President. Subsequently, in 2006, Mr. Lipman was named Senior Vice President of the newly established Universal Republic Records.