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Universal Republic Records appoints Myisha Brooks as VP, Publicity

Universal Republic Records appoints Myisha Brooks as VP, Publicity

Brooks will report to Jay Wilson SVP and head of Publicity and is tasked with devising, implementing, and supervising all-encompassing media campaigns for an expansive roster of acts.

She will continue to spearhead the development and execution of numerous public relations campaigns.

As the label's director of Publicity since 2009, Brooks secured significant exposure on across TV, online and print and aided publicity initiatives for artists including Jessie J, Amy Winehouse, Kelly Rowland, Melanie Fiona, Nas & Damian Marley, Mayer Hawthorne, James Blake, Kid Cudi, Nelly, and more.

Wilson said of Brooks' promotion: "Myisha's hard work and dedication make her an essential asset to the company. Her tireless efforts and unique perspective are both impressive and inspiring. She's elevated the department to a new level, and I'm thrilled to work with her on all of the great projects we have on the horizon."

Brooks commented: "Working with Jay Wilson has been a great experience. When I first joined the team, our department consisted of only three publicists handling a roster of mostly new artists. Crafting and implementing strategies for these acts proved to be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my career.

"Under Jay's tutelage, we collectively lived up to the label's motto of 'we break new artists', and I look forward to breaking many more together in the future!"

Brooks began her career as an intern at Arista Records where she held roles as an executive assistant and eventually coordinator of West Coast Publicity. While at Arista, she worked with Cee-Lo Green, T.I., Outkast, The Neptunes, Kelis, Usher, and more. In 2008, she served as a marketing/PR associate at Warner Bros. Records, working with Wiz Khalifa, E-40, and Lil' Jon. Before she joined Universal Republic, she was a senior account executive at Simone Smalls PR, handling media for the likes of Usher and Grammy Award-nominated songwriter Claude Kelly.

Source: Business Wire

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