Sylvia Rhone and her Vested In Culture label, a joint venture with L.A. Reid's Epic Records, announced the appointment of three members of her team today.
Margeaux Rawson was named senior vice president of operations, responsible for managing all aspects of the label's day-to-day operations and liaising between VIC and Epic. Rawson was most recently senior vice president of media relations at Universal Motown, where she worked with artists such as Kid Cudi, Erykah Badu, and Akon. In the past, Rawson held editorial posts at Entertainment Weekly, Time Out New York, and Vibe.
Amanda Berkowitz, previously an A&R manager at Atlantic Records, was appointed as VIC's vice president of A&R. She was responsible for VIC's signing of Latin singer Kat Dahlia and singer-songwriter Deon Young.
Shaniqua Branch will assist Rhone with overseeing day-to-day administrative duties as the label's newly appointed manager. Branch previously worked as an administrative assistant at Atlantic and Warner Bros. Records.
In an interview earlier this week, Rhone called her new hires "a small but brilliant and hardworking staff that loves music, knows music and comes from various disciplines in the business. Most important, they know how to build bridges in music that can connect to other ventures."