Veteran industry executive Sylvia Rhone has been appointed President of Epic Records. The announcement came from Chairman/CEO of the company, Antonio “L.A.” Reid, who 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’s imprint label Vested in Culture (VIC) has been apart of the Epic roster for two years, and is currently the label home to Casey Veggies, Cashius Green, Quadron, and Kat Dahlia. The Epic Records roster includes Outkast, Future, Ciara, Tamar Braxton and Yo Gotti.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to expand my relationship with the talented team and the amazing artists at Epic,” said Rhone. “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.”
Prior to joining the Epic team, Rhone served as President of Universal Motown Records and Chairman/CEO of Elektra Entertainment Group.