Republic Records has named Sharon Dastur as SVP/Promotion for the label. The announcement was made by EVP/Promotion Gary Spangler and Republic Group President Charlie Walk in Variety. Dastur was most recently SVP/Programming Intergration for iHeartRadio. In her new role she will oversee promotion across all formats for Republic Records and its strategic partners.
“Not only has Sharon been a leader in her field of world-class programming executives, she has also been an architect of modern day music pop culture,” said Spangler. “She has consistently identified both hit artists and songs and guided their integration throughout various platforms. Her experience and knowledge will be an indispensable asset for our artists. We’re thrilled an executive of Sharon’s caliber is joining Republic.”
Walk added: “I’ve worked with Sharon for over two decades, and she has been instrumental in launching the careers of some of the world’s most impactful and influential superstars at radio. Her in-depth understanding of the anatomy of a hit song is unmatched. She is a modern thinker who knows how to pivot in this ever-changing business of music, which makes her integral to Republic’s growth in 2018 and beyond.”
Dastur commented, “For Republic to create a leadership role that utilizes that passion and couples my skills in marketing, artist development with my programming relationships is yet another example of their forward-thinking, rule-breaking culture,” she said.
Dastur has also served as PD for iHeartMedia Top 40 WHTZ (Z100). Her career in radio began in at Top 40 KRBE/Houston.