L.A. Reid Hints At New Label Gig
April 14, 2011 at 4:43 AM (PT)
In mid-MARCH (NET NEWS 3/17), ISLAND DEF JAM Chairman ANTONIO "L.A." REID surprised the music business, and resigned to become a judge in SIMON COWELL's upcoming singing competition, "THE X FACTOR." Now MTV.COM asks, "Could L.A. REID have another music executive gig up his sleeve?"
Apparently REID has been dropping hints that he still would like to work at a record label.
When MTV NEWS asked REID "whether the relationship X FACTOR has with SONY MUSIC means he may be taking on an executive role at the company in the near future, he didn't totally dismiss the notion."
I'm nobody's fool, I didn't give up my day job. I had to leave Universal Music Group and try my hat on someplace else that we'll announce.
"You're good, you are so good, you're good, let's have that conversation another time," REID told the magazine. "Just hold that one for a little while; slow down, pal."
REID also hinted at a label gig when interviewed by EMMIS Top 40/R WQHT (HOT 97)/NEW YORK's ANGIE MARTINEZ. REID told her X FACTOR is only one of his gigs and "just a little bit of a shift ... Listen, I'm nobody's fool, I didn't give up my day job. I had to leave UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP and try my hat on someplace else that we'll announce. We'll announce that one in a little while."