Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid Named Chairman & CEO Of Epic Records

Renowned record executive and Grammy Award-winning producer Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid has been named Chairman & CEO of Epic Records. In this role, Reid will report to Doug Morris, Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Entertainment and oversee the day-to-day operations of the New York-based label. In addition to leading Epic, Reid, as previously announced, will sit alongside Simon Cowell as a judge on THE X FACTOR, the highly anticipated singing competition television series debuting this fall on FOX. You can’t keep a good record exec down huh?

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LA Reid, New Chairman & CEO Of Epic Records

The Epic roster will feature select artists developed from THE X FACTOR franchise, as well as other new signings, including the pop duo Karmin. Reid most recently was Chairman of Island Def Jam Music Group, where he played a role in numerous hits from superstars including Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna. Previously he served as president and CEO of Arista Records, and before that was Co-Founder and Co-President, LaFace Records, scoring critical and commercial successes with artists such as Avril Lavigne, Dido, P!nk, Usher, OutKast, and Sarah McLachlan among many others.

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