L.A. Reid Is Set To Run Epic Label Group
Back in March; I reported that former IDJ Chairman L.A. Reid was leaving the label to become a judge on X Factor; once his contract was over with at the end of the year. L.A. Reid did not wait until his contract was up to leave. On (March 16) L.A. Reid resigned from his position at Def Jam, after being the CEO/Chairman since 2004. Also, it was rumored that Reid will move to Sony Music with his former boss Doug Morris. Then I heard from a very reliable source in the industry that L.A. Reid accepted a position over at Jive Records.
The the truth is out there and I was right. Antonio “L.A.” Reid will now serve as chairman of Epic Label Group. Reid, will oversee Sony Music’s newly formed venture, which will combine artists from Epic and Jive Records, according to The Hollywood Reporter. As part of the restructuring, Epic will absorb some of Jive’s acts including Usher and Pink, who were both signed by Reid. He is expected to devote his attention towards more urban releases.
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