Andy Gershon Named EVP At Epic Records
February 21, 2007 at 8:18 AM (PT)
EPIC RECORDS President CHARLIE WALK has named ANDY GERSHON the label’s Exec. VP. In his new role, GERSHON will play an essential role in expanding and diversifying EPIC’s roster, covering all genres of music. And as EPIC continues to evolve from a traditional record label into a brand-building music company, GERSHON will help lead in building a new, creative economic model for the music company.
"I trust ANDY’s instincts on where musical tastes are going," said WALK. "He has always been one who doesn’t conform to the constraints that are put on our business. EPIC will greatly benefit from his creative edge and forward thinking ability to find new and interesting platforms to develop artists."
SONY MUSIC LABEL GROUP Chairman ROB STRINGER commented, "We are delighted that such an experienced and creative executive as ANDY has joined CHARLIE and the EPIC team. His broad based background will be a tremendous asset to all aspects of EPIC’s future music strategy."
GERSHON’s career began in management working with bands like LOVE & ROCKETS, THE COCTEAU TWINS and THE SUNDAYS. GERSHON discovered THE SMASHING PUMPKINS and in 1996 formed OUTPOST RECORDINGS (a joint venture with GEFFEN). Most recently, GERSHON was Pres. of V2 RECORDS.