Mark Shimmel Named COO Of Epic Records
January 18, 2012 at 8:25 AM (PT)
MARK SHIMMEL has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of EPIC RECORDS. SHIMMEL, who is based in NEW YORK, will report to CEO L.A. REID, as he previously did at both ARISTA and LAFACE RECORDS.
In his new role, SHIMMEL will concentrate his efforts on the overall operations of EPIC RECORDS utilizing his diversified leadership perspectives, knowledge and expertise in music brand partnerships; strong disciplines in both marketing and operations; as well as his background in artist relations.
Wrote REID, "MARK is an unparalleled executive and an exceptional leader with a wealth of experience in the music and entertainment space. I am confident that the future of EPIC RECORDS is in great hands."
SHIMMEL said, "L.A. REID is the most talented and creative music executive of the modern era. To build a new organization supporting his creative process is the opportunity of a lifetime. I look forward to our entire organization reaching its greatest successes."