Epic Records U.S. president Amanda Ghost will leave the label at the end of the year to focus on songwriting and production, according to a statement from Columbia/Epic Label Group chairman Rob Stringer.
Ghost was named president of Epic last year. A replacement had not yet been named at press time.
Ghost will continue to “identify and nurture” talent through her label imprint, Outsiders, the release says. “It is has been a real honor and privilege to have worked with Rob Stringer and the whole Epic staff, and I look forward to working closely with them on future projects,” she said in statement.
Stringer added, “Amanda has been an important creative force at Epic in the past two years. In returning to the natural focus of her artistic career, I look forward to us working together in the future.”
Ghost is a Grammy-nominated songwriter and a performer; she’s worked with Beyonce, James Blunt, Jordin Sparks, Kanye West, Shakira and Jay-Z and released her debut “Ghost Stories” on Warner Bros. in 2000, as well as other records in the U.K. on her own label, Plan A Records.