Benny Pough has been appointed president of Roc Nation Records, Billboard has confirmed.
Pough has spent the last four years as executive vp at Epic Records. Promoted to that role by former Epic chairman/CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid, Pough had previously overseen the label's promotion and marketing strategies as executive vp of urban music. During his Epic tenure, Pough also signed artists Future and Yo Gotti.
Prior to Epic, the New York-based Pough was senior vp of urban promotion for the Island Def Jam Music Group. Before joining IDJ in 2004, he spent seven years at MCA Records as vp of promotion. Pough launched his music industry career in 1990 at Motown Records as a regional promotions manager.