July 17, 2019 / 5:09 PM

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Sylvia Rhone named new president of Epic Records



Congratulations are in order. Sylvia Rhone has been named the president of Epic Records.

Rhone, a longtime music exec, headed Elektra Entertainment Group, then Universal Motown for nearly two decades.

According to Billboard, Rhone will work closely with Epic chairman/CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid and help him supervise the overall management and operations of Epic.

Reid spoke on Rhone's new appointment saying, "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 appointment comes just a year after she launched Vested in Culture (VIC), her joint venture with Epic. VIC will remain an imprint of the label.

Rhone served as president of Universal Motown Records before joining Epic in 2013.

Excited about her new position, Rhone had this to say in a statement:

"I'm honored to have the opportunity to expand my relationship with the talented team and 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."

Rhone's VIC roster includes Latin pop star Kat Dahlia, pop duo Quadron, R&B singer/songwriter Deon Young, pop singer/songwriter/musician Sebastian Mikael and rappers Casey Veggies and Cashius Green.

Epic's roster includes OutKast, Future, Ciara, Casey Veggies, Cashius Green, King Louie, Travi$ Scott, Yo Gotti, Prince and many more.

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