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L.A. Reid Named Chairman And CEO Of Epic Records

After rumours were swirling for months that he was headed over to Epic Records, Antoine ‘L.A.’ Reid was officially announced as the label’s new chairman and CEO earlier yesterday. Currently, Reid is a judge on Simon Cowell’s “The X Factor.”

I look forward with great enthusiasm to joining the Sony Music family, as it affords us the opportunity to build Epic Recordings as the revolutionary music company of tomorrow.  We are deeply committed to discovering and developing the next generation of superstars as well as implementing a fresh and innovative business model,” Reid said in a statement. “It is also my distinct pleasure to be once again joining Doug, who is an amazing leader and the most visionary and forward-thinking executive in the music entertainment industry.”

Previously, Reid served as chairman and CEO of Island Def Jam Records.

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