Look for Steve Barnett to be named president of Epic Records Group. Sources say Barnett -- currently Epic executive VP/GM -- will report to Sony Music Label Group U.S. president/CEO Don Ienner.

Look for Steve Barnett to be named president of Epic Records Group.

Sources say Barnett -- currently Epic executive VP/GM -- will report to Sony Music Label Group U.S. president/CEO Don Ienner.

Ienner has overseen Epic since the departure of president Polly Anthony in September 2003. Barnett has been Ienner's top lieutenant inside Epic, running the label's day-to-day operations.

Epic has had a hot hand this year, with hits by Franz Ferdinand, Los Lonely Boys and Modest Mouse.

In other news, Stuart Bondell has been named executive VP of business and legal affairs, international, for Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

Bondell, who was executive VP of Sony Music International, is based in New York and reports to Sony BMG COO Michael Smellie and executive VP/chief business and legal affairs officer Ron Wilcox.