Epic Records chairman/CEO Sylvia Rhone introduced three new promotions inside her government crew as we speak (March 5).
Rick Sackheim, who had been government vp/head of promotions, has taken on the extra function of basic supervisor on the label. In his new place, he’ll oversee advertising, publicity and video productions as well as to the promotions division.
“Rick’s status as one of many high document promotion execs within the business is well-earned,” Rhone stated in an announcement. “The a long time that he spent studying each side of the sport have paid off for Epic, the place he has led the promotion crew to its most spectacular and historic achievements over the previous two years. We are lucky to have him aboard and we congratulate him on taking on his difficult new function of GM on the label.”
“It’s an honor to not solely work for and be taught from the extremely completed Sylvia Rhone, however to proceed the legacy of Epic Records,” Sackheim added. “Sylvia Rhone’s success is well known all through our enterprise and the facilityhome roster of artists and executives that she has constructed will lead us into this new decade with the ferocity and willpower to make one other mark in music historical past.”
In addition to Sackheim’s new function, Rhone additionally solidified two further executives as heads of division. Ezekiel “Zeke” Lewis has been promoted to government vp/head of A&R — chargeable for each the A&R and A&R operations departments — whereas Stephanie Yu has been promoted to government vp/head of enterprise and authorized affairs on the label.
“Zeke has proved himself a forceful and indispensable government many instances over at Epic,” Rhone stated in an announcement. “I’ve at all times admired his management expertise, in addition to his potential to discover distinctive and forward-looking methods to break artists. In this fast-moving business, Zeke is poised to take his rightful, well-earned place amongst our nice music enterprise starmakers.” Added Lewis, “I’ve by no means been extra centered or enthusiastic about music and the continued growth of our artists, each established and rising. I look ahead to working extra carefully than ever with your complete crew to break new boundaries and continuously attain new ranges.”
Yu, as well as to enterprise and authorized affairs, may also oversee A&R administration, in addition to new initiatives in model advertising and sync licensing.
“Stephanie is broadly revered all through Epic and Sony Music for her all-encompassing data, consummate professionalism and mastery of probably the most intricate facets of the enterprise and authorized affairs sector, which she has efficiently navigated for greater than a decade,” Rhone stated. “Her expertise working with the business’s largest artists and their representatives suitably positions her to oversee these new initiatives. She stays a key pillar of our administration crew. This development is well-deserved and one among which we will all be justly proud.”
“Epic continues to evolve and set the tempo for in style music and tradition,” Yu added. “Sylvia distinguishes herself as one of many music business’s foremost change brokers by persistently redefining and increasing the function of the fashionable document firm. I’m honored that she has empowered me to lead these new initiatives and excited to assist her imaginative and prescient for the label.”