Sylvia Rhone has been named President of Epic Records, it was officially announced today by Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Chairman & CEO of Epic Records. In this new role, Rhone will report to Reid and work in close coordination with him in overseeing the overall management and operations of Epic. Vested in Culture (VIC), Rhone’s joint venture with Epic launched last year, will remain an imprint of the label. “I am deeply honored and extremely lucky to have the super-talented, legendary Sylvia Rhone take the lead as President of Epic Records,” said Reid. “Having worked closely with her for two years, 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 commented, “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.”