Walk Will Walk From Epic At End Of The Year
December 9, 2008 at 12:23 PM (PT)
ALL ACCESS sources have confirmed that EPIC President CHARLIE WALK will indeed leave the label at the end of the year.
WALK's decision to move onto other entertainment industry-related things has been rumored for months, and this move is another step in CHARLIE's career that will take him into an integration of the entertainment and television spaces, which he's been working with over the past few years.
Walk Announcement Coming In Early 2009
Sources also tell ALL ACCESS that WALK will make a major announcement after the first of the year with specifics of his new direction, which, those sources indicate, could include CHARLIE and RYAN SEACREST developing TV shows together.
WALK became President of EPIC RECORDS in 2005, and brought innovation to the label transforming into an entertainment company, adding a new generation of artists like THE FRAY, NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, SEAN KINGSTON and SARA BAREILLES to the roster already loaded with big names like JENNIFER LOPEZ, OZZY OSBOURNE, SADE, GEORGE MICHAEL, SHAKIRA and GOOD CHARLOTTE.
Prior to being named President at EPIC, WALK served as EVP/Creative Marketing and Promotion at COLUMBIA RECORDS, a position he was promoted to shortly after becoming COLUMBIA's SVP/Promotion.