Rick Sackheim hired as EVP at Epic Records

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Seven months on from the abrupt exit of former CEO L.A Reid, Epic Records has been on something of a senior hiring spree.

In addition to pinching Motown’s Ezekiel ‘Zeke’ Lewis as EVP of A&R, the Sony Music label has also officially appointed industry veteran Rick Sackheim as Executive Vice President.

He will report directly to Epic President Sylvia Rhone and be based in Los Angeles.

“I’ve always admired Rick’s work,” said Rhone. “He’s the consummate label executive and music mind. His breadth of knowledge encompasses not only promotion, but an understanding of what makes the business tick.

“Rick’s proven himself to be a visionary time and time again. He’s an amazing addition to the senior executive team at Epic.”

Sylvia Rhone, Epic Records

“He’s proven himself to be a visionary time and time again. He’s an amazing addition to the senior executive team and will undoubtedly foster the evolution and future growth of Epic Records.”

Said Sackheim: “It is a true honor to work for the legendary Sylvia Rhone. Epic Records has rich history of amazing artists and has become a real home for music within the Sony family. I look forward in working with Sylvia to continue driving our music, artistry and label to the next level!

“I want to thank Sylvia and [Sony Music CEO] Rob Stringer for their belief in me and allowing me to help guide this amazing roster of music and executive talent.”

Over the course of his career, Sackheim has worked at the likes of Arista, Jive and Island Def Jam.Music Business Worldwide

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