Amanda Ghost Named President of Epic Records
February 2, 2009 at 4:26 PM (PT)
In an e-mail to the label's staff, COLUMBIA/EPIC LABEL GROUP Chairman ROB STRINGER has announced the appointment of songwriter/artist AMANDA GHOST as the new President of EPIC RECORDS. She officially starts FEBRUARY 16th, succeeding CHARLIE WALK, who left at the end of the year NET NEWS. 12/9).
"I am delighted that AMANDA has chosen to bring her creative vision and flair to the EPIC label," he wrote. "In the changing environment of the music business record labels undoubtedly need to be complete partners with the artistic community and AMANDA will be the perfect executive to meet that challenge."
Commenting on her appointment, AMANDA said: "I'm very excited to be working with ROB STRINGER and joining a label as iconic as EPIC, which historically has stood for pop music in as broad and exciting a sense as possible.
"I'm not a conventional choice as an executive in the music business, but it is testament to the new mood at SONY where content is now king and the music business is being put back in the hands of creative talent such as myself," she continued. "I'm here to draw on my experiences as an artist, songwriter and producer to make the new and existing artists signed to EPIC as brilliant and successful as possible."
As a songwriter, AMANDA has co-written songs for BEYONCE's third album, "I Am ... Sashay Fierce," including "Disappear," "Ave Maria" and "Satellites." She also co-wrote JAMES BLUNT’s “You're Beautiful;" "Beautiful Liar" by BEYONCÉ and SHAKIRA; and JORDIN SPARKS' first single "Tattoo."