DJ Khaled is said to be hard at work on plans which he hopes will see him replace L.A. Reid at Epic.
Reid’s fans will know that he was forced to abandon his role as CEO at the label following the unearthing of sexual assault allegations leaving the position open.
Home to Mariah Carey, Zara Larrson, Jennifer Lopez and Fifth Harmony, Epic falls under the Sony umbrella and is now on the hunt for a money-making industry power player to fill Reid’s multi-platinum shoes.
A source close to Khaled said of his plans…
He was petitioning to get that job. He’s like, ‘I make more happen than anyone in the game, why would I not be considered to run the label. Khaled is a big hype machine — not a person who’s running a record label. My guess is [Sony Music UK CEO] Jason Iley will run either Columbia or Epic or they will take [RCA president] Tom Corson . . . and put him at Columbia or Epic.
If he gets his way, Khaled would be charged with overseeing the careers of th aforementioned acts and steering the label to new creative ground as it continues to find its feet.