Epic Records

  1. Breyon Prescott Heads Urban A&R at Epic

    February 26, 2015 10:40 PM EST Music industry veteran Breyon Prescott has joined Epic Records as head of urban A&R. In addition to developing new and existing talent, Prescott will house his Chameleon Entertainment imprint at Epic. Prescott is among the executive producers ...

  2. Sylvia Rhone Appointed President of Epic

    March 19, 2014 9:01 AM EDT Sylvia Rhone has been named president of Epic Records. The appointment comes a year after Rhone launched Vested in Culture (VIC), her joint venture with Epic. VIC will remain an imprint of the label. Rhone will report to Epic chairman/CEO Ant ...

  3. Quincy Jones Files $10M Lawsuit Over Michael Jackson Music

    October 25, 2013 9:14 PM EDT Quincy Jones has filed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit in connection with Michael Jackson projects released after the singer's death. The legendary producer who has won 27 Grammy Awards and produced the King of Pop's best-sell ...

  4. Polly Anthony, Former Epic and Geffen Executive, Dead at 59

    September 30, 2013 8:00 PM EDT Polly Anthony, the Epic Records president who helped break and/or worked with such artists as Macy Gray, Shakira, Celine Dion, Rage Against the Machine, Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Pearl Jam, passed away at her home in Beverly Hills, ...

  5. Epic Records Names Shalik Berry VP of A&R

    September 20, 2013 9:32 PM EDT Shalik Berry has joined Epic as VP of A&R, Billboard has learned. In his new role, the Los Angeles-based Berry will focus on urban music and report to Epic chairman/CEO L.A. Reid. Billboard Power 100: Antonio "L.A." Reid Berry is c ...

  6. Todd Glassman Replaces Jacqueline Saturn as Head of Epic Promotions (Source)

    July 22, 2013 6:03 PM EDT Todd Glassman has been named Epic Records' head of promotions replacing Jacqueline Saturn who is leaving the company, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.   Glassman formerly worked as SVP of promotions at Island Def Jam o ...

  7. Christopher 'Tricky' Stewart Exits Epic A&R Helm

    June 28, 2013 9:14 PM EDT In an unexpected move, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart has exited his post as Epic Records’ president of A&R to concentrate on producing. The Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer joined the label in that role in October 2011. There was no ...

  8. Exclusive: Sylvia Rhone Talks New Label Vested in Culture

    February 05, 2013 10:04 PM EST Last week, Epic officially announced its joint venture with Sylvia Rhone: Vested in Culture. Reporting to Epic chairman/CEO L.A. Reid, VIC chairman/CEO Rhone has already hit the ground running with a roster that includes Latin pop star Kat Dahli ...

  9. L.A. Reid's Career Timeline: From Deele to 'X-Factor,' LaFace to Epic, TLC to Bieber

    December 14, 2012 5:40 PM EST - May 1988 The R&B group with Ken "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid has his first top big hit with "Two Occassions" as a member of the Deele, which peaks at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 21. . - 198 ...

  10. What's L.A. Reid's Track Record at 'X Factor'?

    December 13, 2012 9:25 PM EST With just a week left until the second season of "X Factor" wraps, Epic Records chairman/CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid has chosen to focus on his day job rather than do A&R from a seat on a television show. It's not an impru ...

  11. Joel Klaiman Officially Named Columbia Records' EVP/GM

    December 12, 2012 9:28 AM EST It's official: Joel Klaiman is now the executive vice president and general manager of Columbia Records, according to an announcement made by label CEO and chairman Rob Stringer. Klaiman, who was formerly EVP at Universal Republic, will overs ...

  12. Lynn Hazan

    November 28, 2012 7:11 PM EST GM/CFO, Epic Records Getting Hits to Market Since joining Epic Records in January as GM/CFO, Lynn Hazan has spearheaded efforts at the label to staff up to support some 40 new artist signings, as well as the company's existing roster, under t ...

  13. Scott Seviour Named Epic Records' EVP Marketing and Artist Development

    November 02, 2012 11:04 AM EDT Epic Records has named Scott Seviourexecutive vice president of marketing and artist development. In his new role, based out of Sony Music's New York headquarters, Seviour will oversee all of Epic's marketing efforts as well as brand par ...

  14. Epic Drops Death Grips

    November 01, 2012 5:32 PM EDT In a move that will come as no surprise to anyone who's been following the situation, Epic Records confirmed that they are working to sever ties with Death Grips - the confrontational and sonically bruising hip-hop combo that has been doing v ...

  15. Angelica Cob-Baehler, Epic Records EVP, Makes Unexpected Exit

    August 23, 2012 9:10 AM EDT Less than a year after accepting a senior management position at Epic Records, EVP of marketing Angelica Cob-Baehler is being let go. An Epic spokesperson confirmed the Los Angeles-based executive's exit, citing a reassessment of senior manag ...

  16. L.A. Reid to Keynote at Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Conference

    August 17, 2012 10:34 AM EDT Epic Records chairman and "X Factor" judge Antonio "L.A." Reid will deliver a keynote Q&As at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, presented by First Entertainment Credit Union, taking place Oct. ...

  17. Backbeat: 'Epic Moments' Party Brings Epic, Capitol, Interscope Execs Together During BET Awards Weekend

    July 03, 2012 1:03 PM EDT From left: Epic EVP of Urban Music Benny Pough; Marcus Canty, Ca$h Out and Machine Gun Kelly. (Photo: Courtesy of Epic Records) On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epi ...

  18. Fiona Apple Banked on Buzz to Build Anticipation for New Release

    June 14, 2012 8:15 PM EDT For her fourth album, "The Idler Wheel . . .," Fiona Apple wasn't willing to let her work be mishandled. Nearly seven years ago, the reclusive singer/songwriter released third album "Extraordinary Machine," a project that ...

  19. Exclusive: Maker Studios Partners With Mike Tompkins in 'Long-Term Artist Development' Deal

    April 03, 2012 11:47 AM EDT Maker Studios was created to change how video is made in the YouTube era. Now the company has taken its biggest step into music. Musician Mike Tompkins , a songwriter and interpreter of Top 40 pop hits, is the first musician to partner with Maker ...

  20. Billboard Power 100: Antonio "L.A." Reid

    January 26, 2012 11:56 PM EST No. 37 Antonio "L.A." Reid Chairman/CEO Epic Records Twitter: @LA_Reid The Real X-Factor... When "The X Factor" was whittling down its contestants in late fall, Antonio "L.A." Reid's dressing room became much mor ...

  21. New Fiona Apple Album Coming In Weeks, Says Epic's L.A. Reid

    January 24, 2012 2:58 PM EST Fiona Apple sightings are few and far between, especially in the last six-plus years -- that's how long it's been since the singer last released an album before promptly retreating from public life. But according to Epic Records chairman ...

  22. It's Official: L.A. Reid Names Mark Shimmel COO of Epic

    January 18, 2012 9:55 AM EST As projected by Billboard back in November , Epic Records chairman and CEO L.A. Reid has named Mark Shimmel COO. Shimmel, who held the position of head of music at Turner Entertainment Networks for the past seven years, overseeing TNT, TBS, CNN, C ...

  23. Chris Rene, 'X Factor's Third Place Finisher, Signs With Epic Records

    January 18, 2012 7:15 AM EST Chris Rene is continuing his relationship with L.A. Reid. The X Factor alum, who placed third in the reality competition's inaugural season, has just inked a deal with Epic Records, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. 'X Factor's' ...

  24. Avril Lavigne Shifts to Epic Records, Reunites With L.A. Reid

    November 17, 2011 8:05 AM EST Avril Lavigne has joined the Epic Records roster, a label representative confirms to the Hollywood Reporter. The move reunites the singer with label chairman and "X Factor" judge L.A. Reid, who originally signed the 27-year-old pop star ...

  25. Dr. Luke and Sony: Manager Says Luke Plans to 'Build the Label' Organically

    November 09, 2011 7:58 AM EST With the s igning of Dr. Luke to a label deal, Doug Morris has landed himself a new Jimmy Iovine, according to a story in the New York Times , which broke the news of the deal. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, sources say that Sony is p ...

  26. Epic Sheds Another High-Level Exec: Kevin Lawrie

    October 25, 2011 7:33 PM EDT L.A. Reid has shed another senior Sony executive in his new assignment as chairman and CEO of Epic Records. Sources say that Kevin Lawrie--who had been operating as the label's chief operating officer, although his appointment was never offic ...

  27. Outkast, Ciara Headed for L.A. Reid's Epic Records, Sources Say

    September 15, 2011 12:16 PM EDT Since taking over Sony Music's Epic Records in July, label chairman and X Factor judge L.A. Reid has been busy rebuilding the company's image and roster, which will soon include Outkast and Ciara, sources say. Reid has a long history wit ...

  28. L.A. Reid Officially Named Chairman & CEO of Epic Records

    July 18, 2011 10:20 AM EDT He's been on the job for weeks , but on Monday morning LA Reid was officially named Chairman & CEO of Epic Records by new Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris . Reid will report to Morris and oversee the day-to-day operations of the N ...

  29. L.A. Reid's First Week at Epic Has Some Staffers Feeling 'Energized'

    July 12, 2011 12:10 PM EDT Doug Morris has yet to actually occupy his newly minted seat as CEO of Sony Music Entertainment (word is he's in Europe until the 15th), but he's made his presence known via an introductory memo sent to staff on July 6 promising to " ...

  30. Can Doug Morris Lead Sony Past Universal Music Group to Be the No. 1 Label?

    June 24, 2011 11:45 AM EDT As Doug Morris moves on from his 15-year tenure at the helm of No. 1 U.S. music company, Universal Music Group, to his new job as CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, will he be able to drive the No. 2 major into the top spot? The industry will know s ...

  31. L.A. Reid to Run Restructured Epic Records

    June 15, 2011 8:05 PM EDT In what is perhaps the music industry's worst kept secret, the Hollywood Reporter has learned definitively that X Factor judge and former Island Def Jam chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid is headed to Sony Music. He will take on the chair ...

  32. Steve Popovich, Cleveland International and CBS Records Exec, Dead at 68

    June 09, 2011 12:24 AM EDT Steve Popovich, a veteran music industry executive who played a key role in Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell" as well as the careers of the Jackson 5, Cheap Trick, Boston and many others, died Wednesday morning at his apartment in Murfr ...

  33. Who Destroyed Epic Records?

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST It started outlike any label showcase at October's CMJ, the five-night music conference that's been held every year since 1980, drawing hundreds of industry professionals, influencers, fans and upstart bands to New York City's clubs ...

  34. BACKBEAT: 20 Years and 50 Millions Albums Later - Shakira and Sony Celebrate Their Partnership

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Following her sold-out concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Sept. 21, Shakira and members of her label team celebrated her 20 years of music making and 50 million records sold with Sony Music. From left: Doneen Lombardi, Columbia/Epic La ...

  35. Roc Nation's Jay Brown To Appear At 'In The City'

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Roc Nation president and co-founder Jay Brown has been confirmed to appear at In The City 2010. The U.K. music conference and festival takes place in Manchester on Oct. 13 to 15. The conference base will be the City Inn Hotel and various venues wi ...

  36. @SXSW: Cheap Trick Lays Out Future Plans

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Cheap Trick is contemplating another run of full-album shows, similar to what the veteran band did during the late '90s. During a public interview Wednesday at the South By Southwest Music + Media Conference, frontman Robin Zander acknowledge ...

  37. U.K. Tenor Russell Watson Signs With Epic

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. tenor Russell Watson has signed a long-term world wide record deal with Epic Records and Sony Music Entertainment U.K. Under the terms of the deal, the classical crossover artist will start to record his first album for Epic early in 2010 for ...

  38. Pearl Jam Offers Ticket, Album Bundle Down Under

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam is bundling their new album into ticket sales for their upcoming Australasian stadium tour. Ticket-buyers have an option to buy two separate "Backspacer" bundles. One version contains the forthcoming album and an exclusive, liv ...

  39. Sony Ordered To Pay $5 Million In Meat Loaf Dispute

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony Music must pay the founder of a small record company $5 million for failing to put his company's logo on reissues of Meat Loaf's iconic "Bat Out of Hell" album, a federal appeals court ruled. Steve Popovich, 65, who starte ...

  40. Epic Promotes Granite To GM

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Epic Records senior VP of finance and operations Adam Granite has been promoted to GM of the label. He reports to Epic Records president Charlie Walk and remains based in New York. "With an impressive history already at Epic Records, Adam has ...

  41. IDJ To Revive Mercury Imprint

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Island Def Jam is reviving the Mercury imprint in the U.S. and has tapped veteran Sony Music A&R executive David Massey to serve as president of the division. Mercury -- which over the years has served as the U.S. home to acts like Bon Jovi, J ...

  42. Saturn Named Senior Promo VP At Epic

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jacqueline Saturn has been promoted to senior VP of promotion for Epic Records. Saturn is based in New York and reports to Epic Records president Charlie Walk. In her new role, Saturn will oversee all aspects of radio promotion for Epic Records. S ...

  43. AR Vet Caplan Moves To Columbia

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST A&R vet Michael Caplan, who spent the past year as senior VP of A&R for Sony Music Label Group, moves over to Columbia Records in the same capacity. In addition to his new responsibilities, Caplan will also serve as president of One Haven, ...

  44. A&R Vet Caplan Moves To Columbia

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will also serve as president of a new imprint. A&R vet Michael Caplan, who has spent the past year as senior VP of A&R for Sony Music Label Group, moves over to Columbia Records in the same capacity. In addition to his new responsibilities ...

  45. Music Nation, Epic, Clear Channel To Launch Competition

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Winners receive record deal with Epic. Recently launched Music Nation, a self-described artist development company, has partnered with Clear Channel Radio and Epic Records to launch an online video competition with a global record deal as the main ...

  46. Update: Category 5 Cleans House

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bill Macky will join label as exec VP June 13. In addition to the previously-reported ouster of VP/promotion Tony Benken at Nashville-based indie label Category 5 Records, several other staffers have been let go as well. Also exiting are VP of ope ...

  47. Sony BMG Folds Epic Nashville, Cuts 20 Staffers

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG is shuttering its Epic Records Nashville imprint and laying off approximately 20 employees. They are believed to include newly-promoted Epic VP of national promotion Tom Moran and former Sony Sony BMG is shuttering its Epic Records Nashvi ...

  48. Sony BMG Folds Epic Nashville, Cuts 20 Staffers

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG is shuttering its Epic Records Nashville imprint and laying off approximately 20 employees. They are believed to include newly-promoted Epic VP of national promotion Tom Moran and former Sony Sony BMG is shuttering its Epic Records Nashvi ...

  49. Orange Range Juice Up SMEJ Revenue

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Japan's biggest record company, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), on Friday (April 28) reported mixed results for the year ended March 31, 2006. Japan's biggest record company, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), on Friday (April 28) repor ...

  50. Moran Replaces Macky At Epic

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moves from Sony sister label Columbia. In the wake of VP of national promotion Bill Macky's April 12 dismissal from Epic Records, Tom Moran has been elevated to that position, reporting to label president John Grady. Moran previously was dire ...

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