According to Billboard, L.A. Reid is no longer the chairman/CEO of Epic Records after holding this position for about 6 years. It’s crucial to note that this change has come after Sony Music Entertainment got a new CEO by the name of Rob Stringer (former Columbia Records CEO).
There is no word on who will step in and take his spot at the label quite yet. Sources told Billboard that Reid will be leaving the company all together. No one knows what Reid’s next move is yet either, or why he decided to even leave. Especially amid a bunch of successful albums (Future, A Tribe Called Quest, DJ Khaled, Travi$ Scott).
Reid first joined Epic in 2011, being brought in by the then Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris. They worked first together at Universal Music Group, back when Reid was a chairman at Def Jam and Morris was in charge of UMG.
During Reid’s time at Epic he has had a bunch of artists join their roster including the likes of Meghan Trainor, Fifth Harmony, Mariah Carey, Travi$ Scott, Future, DJ Khaled, ATCQ, Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross, French Montana and Diddy’s Bad Boy Records (to name a FEW).
What do you think is going to happen to Epic Records without L.A. Reid?