Breyon Prescott has been named Head of Urban A&R, Epic Records in the US.
Prescott will be responsible for identifying, developing and nurturing new and existing talent for the label in addition to managing the urban A&R team. Under the new partnership, Prescott will bring his Chameleon Entertainment imprint to the label.
“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Breyon to Epic Records. His instincts, relationships and ability to deliver the hits are a perfect match for our A&R team,” said L.A. Reid, Chairman/CEO, Epic Records.
“I’m especially proud of Breyon for spearheading the revival of iconic R&B group Jodeci… the guys have delivered an incredible album.”
“After 20 years in this industry, I am honored to work with one of the last, true “record men” who undeniably has the best ears in the business,” said Prescott.
“I am continually impressed by LA’s leadership and ability to stay passionate for his craft, in spite of all his groundbreaking success. We have some incredible music on deck for 2015 and I’m looking forward to having many more banner years at Epic.”
Prescott’s credits include numerous No.1 and Grammy Award-winning singles as well as serving as A&R executive, producer and executive producer on multi-platinum projects with Jamie Foxx, Drake, Kanye West, D’Angelo, Angie Stone and Brandy to name a few.
As President/CEO of Chameleon Entertainment, he continues to executive produce the latest Jamie Foxx project which is set for a December release, along with managing acts such as Nikki Williams and Brandy.
Prescott has held joint ventures with RCA and J Records under the tutelage of Clive Davis and Peter Edge and most recently with Def Jam.Music Business Worldwide