Jo Charrington has been promoted to VP A&R, Epic Records in the U.K.

Charrington has served as director, A&R at Sony Music for over eight years and as director, A&R at Epic Records since 2007. Epic's U.K. repertoire includes the Priests, Scouting For Girls, Paloma Faith and JLS.

"This is a natural progression for Jo and fully deserved," said Nick Raphael, managing director Epic Records, in a statement. "Since we re-launched Epic in the U.K. she has played an integral role in its success.

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