Sylvia Rhone Appointed President of Epic Records

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Sylvia Rhone has been named the new president of Epic Records.  The announcement comes a year after she launched Vested in Culture (VIC) records, a joint deal with Epic.  She’ll also remain as head of her label as well.

Rhone will report to Epic chairman/CEO Antonio “L.A.” Reid and help him supervise the overall management and operations of Epic. In announcing Rhone’s new appointment today, Reid stated,

“Having worked closely with Sylvia Rhone, I’ve witnessed firsthand how she shares a passion for an artists-first culture. I look forward with genuine enthusiasm to the next chapter of Epic Records.”

Rhone previously served as president of Universal Motown Records before joining Epic in 2013. Before Motown, she was chairman/CEO of Elektra Entertainment Group. Sylvia is responsible for launching  and furthering the careers of Hip-Hop  stars  Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, Fabolous and Ol’ Dirty Bastard.  She also played major roles in the success of acts like Lil Wayne, Metallica,  Akon, Nelly and Erykah Badu just to name a few.

Speaking of her new appointment, Slyvia Rhone added,

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to expand my relationship with the talented team and the amazing artists at Epic.  What makes this opportunity different from any other is my partnership with renowned music executive L.A. Reid. I’m looking forward to what I think will be the finest chapter in my career.”

Salute to the O.G.

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