L.A. Reid leaves Epic Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
One of the benefits of Culver City Real Estate is the community’s connection to the entertainment industry. Martin Feinberg, Realtor, has always appreciated the way the association benefits the area and its residents.
Culver City is known as “The Heart of Screenland” thanks in part to its relationship with Sony Pictures. However, it’s not just television and film that the area is known for. Sony Music Entertainment also has a large presence in the community, and a division of Sony Music—Epic Records—is going through some changes this month.
Music producer L.A. Reid is no longer head of Epic Records according to multiple media reports. Reid had been with the label since 2011. He had previously made a name for himself as a drummer in an R&B band in the 1980s.
During Reid’s time at Epic Records he signed many acts including Meghan Trainor and Fifth Harmony. He was also instrumental in bringing Mariah Carey back to Sony. Besides that, Reid strengthened Epic Record’s presence in the Hip Hop world by signing Scott, Future, Khaled, Tribe, Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross and French Montana.
The news that Reid had left Epic was first reported by Variety and came just weeks after Rob Stringer became Sony Music Entertainment’s new CEO. Before joining Sony Music Stringer was chief of Columbia Records.
There is no news on where L.A. Reid is headed after leaving Epic, nor is it clear who will be handling the transition or replacing him. Typically Reid’s job changes have come with announcements of new positions, according to Billboard Magazine.
Martin Feinberg, Culver City Realtor, wishes L.A. Reid much success on his future endeavors.