Epic Relaunches In The U.K.
March 27, 2007 at 10:55 AM (PT)
SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, U.K. & IRELAND relaunches the EPIC label, with NICK RAPHAEL as Managing Director. RAPHAEL reports to SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, U.K. & IRELAND Chairman/CEO GED DOHERTY.
RAPHAEL has worked for both BMG and SONY MUSIC over the last 10 years and most recently was head of his own imprint, WHITE RABBIT. EPIC U.K. will bring together WHITE RABBIT artists as well as SONY BMG U.K.'s RED INK artists.
"This is an important move for the company," says DOHERTY. "It gives us another significant destination for artists who want to sign to us by giving them the opportunity to sign to a label with huge history and resonance within the industry. I've been very happy with the progress of the COLUMBIA and RCA labels since we brought them back last year, and we need to expand our A&R capability still further to help us grow the company in line with our overall plans.
"I'm delighted that NICK RAPHAEL will be leading EPIC. He is a hugely talented and capable executive with a track record of making successful albums with a wide variety of artists, and this is the perfect role for him."
RAPHAEL says, "This is a great opportunity that has been given to me by GED and TIM BOWEN. It's an honor to be leading a label that has such a rich history of great artists and music. I love the fact that even recently EPIC boasted artists as diverse as MICHAEL JACKSON to the LIGHTNING SEEDS, MANIC STREET PREACHERS to BEWITCHED, and I hope to build up a roster every bit as diverse and successful."