Epic Records Announce New Vice President Of A&R

Published: Saturday 21st Sep 2013 by David

Housing two of R&B’s most celebrated songbirds and ‘King of Sorrows‘ belle Sade, Epic Records now enlists the aid of former Def Jam staple Shalik Berry- handing him a role set to see him steer the label to a bigger and brighter Urban future.

Brought on to strengthen the label’s hold over Urban music, Berry’s new found home at Epic sees him arrive earn the job 11 years after serving as head of A&R at Roc-a-Fella records, where he worked alongside ‘Song Cry’ maestro Jay Z.

Now, the industry power figure will report to Epic exec LA Reid, with whom he will work to seek and nurture fresh talent and develop their existing acts, three of them being ‘Hot Sugar’ star Tamar Braxton, ‘Like A Surgeon‘ stunner Ciara and the Brit Pop gem that is Paloma Faith.


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  1. Stephy Tha Lambily September 21, 2013

    They need to fire LA Ried for Ciara’s flopping ass!!!

    • Lana Del Slay September 21, 2013

      At least Ciara has a release date.

    • DeruloDreamer September 21, 2013

      And where is The Art Of Pushing Back?

    • Stephy Tha Lambily September 21, 2013

      Shut the f*** up… Daydream sold more records than both of yalls favs careers put togetha! BYE IM BOOKED

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  2. Stephy Tha Lambily September 21, 2013

    Sade has one of the best voices of all time… Her music gets everyone horny. Her tone is so magical live. I seen her live & it was magic.

  3. LaLopez September 21, 2013

    Moomoo stans shouldn’t be talking about labels when they can’t even get a definitive release date.

    • Stephy Tha Lambily September 21, 2013

      J-Ho fans needs to worry about that child she molesting!

      • LaLopez September 21, 2013

        You mean her younger, hot and attractive MAN! Oh girl, Casper is a talented and respected dancer in the industry. Unlike Nick who’s claim to fame is Nickelodeon. Don’t hate the Latin spice mamacita!

    • Stephy Tha Lambily September 21, 2013

      I love my Latina… but Nick Cannon is worth way more than Casper The Friendly Ghost…

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) September 21, 2013

      Lol @ your fave returning to idol for less than the amount Mariah got payed lol. JHo will never be a true diva like Mimi. And death at live it up flopping so hard, which also had a clear channel deal.

  4. An0thrDream September 21, 2013

    Awesome! This is exciting!!

    I’m thrilled to see how this a*** Ciara’s development! She is so promising!
    I love Tamar and hope this really solidifies her game!
    And Paloma faith is dope, she has potential to be a classic artist

    Epic is dope in general, they’re still new and I’m pulling for their talent!

    • Stephy Tha Lambily September 21, 2013

      Epic Records is not NEW! It’s been around since forever. Michael Jackson Thriller was made from Epic Records

    • Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) September 21, 2013

      EPIC is not new babe, they’ve been around for a long time.

  5. opd2 September 21, 2013

    Sade the legendary.

  6. Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) September 21, 2013

    But LA Reid is getting fired. If he cannot turn a profit this quarter (which is the most important quarter in the music business), hell be given his walking papers.

    I think LA Reid bankrupted Arista with over spending.

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